Job Description

Job Title: Operations Research
Job ID: 4659
Location: Multiple locations
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Operations Research

Position Description

Operations researchers work with multi-disciplinary teams, advising policymakers and private sector clients on a diverse set of issues ranging from military logistics and manpower policy to the allocation of public health resources and the implementation of electric power deregulation. Such individuals use their quantitative skills to model and analyze current policy problems of national and international importance while continuing to develop better analytic and modeling techniques and build upon RAND's early OR successes. In conjunction with their research teams, they communicate their results directly to senior decision-makers, the analytic community, field-level personnel affecting change, and the public at large.


Education Requirements

PhD in operations research, industrial engineering, applied mathematics or other related field with research experience using operations research techniques (you may also apply if you are at the dissertation stage and expect to complete your PhD within 12 months).  MS with thesis in operations research or related engineering fields will also be considered for OR Analyst.  Policy-relevant experience desired, but not required.

Specializations of Interest

Security Clearance


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

Related Opportunities

Individuals with BA/BS or MA/MS degrees should also see descriptions for Research Assistant, Technical Project Associate, Statistical/Quantitative Analysis, and Research Programming/Analysis positions.

Positions Open


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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