The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is seeking a highly qualified technical PhD interested translating science and technology into policy. The selected candidate is expected to read and assess technical literature, write technical material for a non-technical audience and provide policy recommendations based on thoughtful analysis of science and technology. As a part of our team, the candidate should possess the ability to research related topics and create consolidated material to present to the team and customers, identify trends in science and technology, conduct operational and technical analyses. Candidates will develop strategy and perform organizational planning for customers. This position requires hours of reading, lots of writing, and deep thinking about the impact of science and technology on society.

The selected candidate will be working in a creative, fast-paced environment, interacting with scientists and political scientists alike from various technical and non-technical backgrounds. The position involves team-oriented execution of time-dependent projects and research. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be organized with data collection, meeting presentations, and written material. Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Requirements:

  • Technical PhD with 0-2 years experience.
  • Works well in teams and individually on projects, papers, and products.
  • Proficiency in MS office products
  • High level of initiative, independence, and ability to work unsupervised.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with an interdisciplinary team.

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

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CReSTThe Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is accepting rolling applications for the CReST Fellowship. 

The Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST) is devoted to the study of revolutionary science and technology developments and the potential impact of these developments on society and policy. Members of the center form an elite team that strives to achieve advanced levels of understanding and performance in the analysis of science and technology and the associated issues confronting society. CReST addresses complex problems with creative, revolutionary solutions regarding how science and technology will change our world, engendering thought, discussion, and publications on how science and technology can be used to serve the needs of societies of the future. 

The CReST Fellowship is a full-time, paid position in the Science and Technology Policy division at the Potomac Institute in Arlington, Virginia. Typical fellows hold a PhD and have 0-10 years of experience, but those with Bachelors or Master’s degree in either a technical or policy-related field are invited to apply. Successful candidates are curious, creative, ambitious, and good communicators.

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

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