Operations Research

RAND   •  

Pittsburgh, PA

Not Specified years

Posted 241 days ago

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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.


  • Proficiency in computational, modeling, and simulation methods is desirable.
  • 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, and communicate interim and final results to the RAND community and to policy-making audiences.

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 12months).  MS with thesis in operations research or related engineering fields will also be considered for OR Analyst.  Policy-relevant experiencedesired, but not required.

Specializations of Interest

  • Logistician
  • Manpower researcher
  • Cost analyst
  • Military operations and force structure analyst

Security Clearance

  • Secret or Top Secret for national security-related opportunities
  • U.S. Citizenship is required to obtain clearance.


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