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The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RANDs research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,700 people from more than 45 countries working in offices in North America and Europe, with annual revenues of more than $263 million.
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All research positions at RAND require excellent analytic skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; and a strong commitment to RAND's core values of quality and objectivity.
In addition, senior research positions require the ability to mentor and develop junior staff members, lead and direct multi-disciplinary teams, set project standards and monitor progress, engage with sponsors, and communicate interim and final results to the RAND community and to policy-making audiences.
Aerospace or electrical engineering
Candidates are sought across a broad range of experience levels. Recent experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:
- defense acquisition,
- cyber security and operations,
- recent Army/military service,
- tactical networks,
- modeling and simulation,
- quantitative modeling
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