Job Description

Job Title: Cyber Policy Analyst
Job ID: 4656
Location: Multiple locations
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Cyber Policy Analyst

Overview of RAND

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. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, charitable trusts, and community nonprofits. In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; shape emerging policy debates; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

RAND is seeking to hire experts in all aspects of the national security cyber mission.  Work includes conducting research and supporting and providing strategic and conceptual guidance for a variety of Department of Defense and Intelligence Community organizations. 

RAND’s reputation for high quality, objective analysis is built upon a cadre of experts with advanced degrees and experience in government and the private sector.  Multidisciplinary research is a key component of RAND analysis and applicants should have demonstrated the ability to successfully team across disciplines and on a variety of topics.


Successful applications will have strong educational credentials as well as analytic and operational experience in government or industry cyber activities.  Specifically, RAND seeks applicants with experience in cyber strategy, operations, and analysis.

Education Requirements

MA/MS or PhD in computer science, engineering, mathematics or a scientific/technical field relevant to cyber missions.


At least five years of experience working within the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, or private sector on cyber issues.

Security Clearance

Top Secret Clearance/Polygraph preferred.


Washington DC; Pittsburgh, PA; Santa Monica, CA; or Boston, MA

Writing Sample Required

A writing sample is required for this position.  Please click on "How to Apply" for further instructions regarding the writing sample.

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