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PhD in Policy Research/Administration RAND Corporation Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

The RAND Corporation is a non-profit research organization providing objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world.

Policy research and analysis are the core of RAND’s business. Today, RAND researchers operate on a uniquely broad front, assisting public policy makers at all levels, private-sector leaders in many industries, and the public at large in efforts to strengthen the nation’s economy, maintain its security, and improve its quality of life. They do so by analyzing choices and issues in many policy areas, including national defense, education and training, health care, criminal and civil justice, labor and population, science and technology, community development, society-wide arts and humanities, international relations, and regional studies.

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Educational requirements: Only applicants with a PhD in Public Policy, Policy Research, or Policy Administration (or a similarly designated graduate program) should apply for this position.

Specific technical skills required: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,
  • communicate interim and final results to the RAND community and to policy-making audiences.

Related experience: Open. Position can be at any level.

Location availability: Santa Monica, Washington DC, or Pittsburgh

Position availability: Multiple

Security Clearance: May be required for some positions.

How to apply:  Please apply online at http://www.rand.org/jobs. Click the Find a Job link and click on Advanced Search.  Enter 2047 in the Job Opening ID box and click Search.  Follow the prompts to submit cover letter, resume, and writing samples online.

APPAM Conference:  Applicants who are available for interview at the APPAM Conference, November 8-10 2007, in Washington, DC should indicate this in their cover letter and should submit their materials by Oct 29.

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