Research Analyst - Naval Warfare

Alexandria, Virginia
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 04, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time


The Operational Evaluation Division (OED) has an immediate career opening for an Analyst to support the Department of Defense's assessment of the operational effectiveness and suitability of Naval Warfare-related Defense Acquisition Programs. IDA takes great pride in the high caliber and timeliness of its analyses, which are produced in an atmosphere that encourages independent thinking and objective results. Work at IDA is conducted in a team environment and often involves a multi-disciplinary approach.


The Analyst will support and advise mid- and senior-level civilian and military officials regarding the operational test and evaluation of Naval Warfare programs. In particular, the successful candidate will provide analytical support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) regarding the testing and evaluation of naval mine countermeasures, including autonomous surface and underwater vehicles, mine detection systems, and mine neutralization systems. This includes analyzing the design, execution, and results of operational testing, and providing an independent assessment to OSD’s Director, Operational Test and Evaluation.  Close interaction with government officials responsible for the planning, development, and execution of tests is required. Travel is required.



  • Candidates must have a Doctoral degree in Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Engineering (Mechanical, Nuclear, Electrical), Operations Research, Statistics, Data Science or an interdisciplinary program that encompasses one of these areas of focus coupled with relevant work experience (via government, military, industry, fellowships, or internships).
  • Must have experience compiling, analyzing, and presenting quantitative data.
  • Candidates selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information as required.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.