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.
- 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.
Proposal and Contracts Specialist
The Proposal and Contracts Specialist will have the responsibility of coordinating all phases of the company’s proposal process in response to U.S. government and commercial requests for proposals (RFPs). The ability to meet deadlines, a commitment to teamwork, and detailed follow-through will be the key to success in this role. This position will also be responsible for Contract Administration and recordkeeping. This position reports to the Executive Vice President.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is currently inviting applications for appointment as a Potomac Institute CReST Fellow for the 2015-2016 participation year. The Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST) harbors individuals from a variety of backgrounds to ensure a complete outlook on the futures of science and technology from an academic and policy perspective. CReST intends to inform the public and government officials, alike, about the most pressing issues and concerns regarding the future of science and technology including topics of digital governance, neurotechnology, and artificial intelligence. More information may be found here. The deadline to apply is July 3, 2015.