Career Talk - University of Texas - Austin

Alexandria, Virginia
Oct 06, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time

IDA will be in attendance at the University of Texas  - Austin on October 6, 2017.  We encourage you to stop by and speak to our staff about careers at IDA.

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit organization that operates three think tanks supporting federal decision making: two serving the Department of Defense and one serving the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. The IDA Centers provide objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conduct related research on other national challenges.

IDA conducts original research in these core areas:

Evaluations of Strategic and Tactical Systems

Test and Evaluation of Defense Systems

Information Technology and Intelligence

Cost and Resource Analyses

Strategy and Force Assessments

Modeling and Simulation

Application of New Technologies

Command, Control and Communications Assessments

High-Performance Computing and Communications


Diverse, Flat and Interdisciplinary: 

Government sponsors ask IDA’s help in understanding exceptionally varied problems. For each task, research teams possessing the precisely necessary variety of scientific and technical disciplines – and representing disparate life experiences – are assembled from across the Institute’s divisions.  IDA’s extraordinarily flat organization and culture of internal collaboration allow researchers to easily and collegially interact with each other and the Institute’s leaders.

Make a Difference. Now.

IDA research applies hard science to the hardest problems. Our studies are credible, rigorously peer-reviewed – and frequently put to use by top government decision-makers immediately upon release  We offer exceptional opportunities to individuals with advanced degrees in

Biological and Life Sciences

Computer Science



Mathematics, Statistics & Operations Research

Physical Sciences

IDA offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and a superior professional working environment.  To the right individual, IDA offers the opportunity to have a major impact on key national programs while working on fascinating technical issues.

U. S. Citizenship is required; Candidates selected will be subject to a security investigation and must eligibility requirements for access to classified information.