The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is seeking a highly qualified technical expert in microelectronics design and manufacturing to work on science and technology policy issues.

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, synthesize information, and create consolidated material to present to the team and customers. Major efforts include identifying trends in science and technology, conducting operational and technical analyses, and translating technical material into recommendations for national security customers. Candidates will develop strategy and organizational planning for government customers. This position requires technical and policy reading, lots of writing, and deep thinking about the impact of developments in science and technology on policy and national security issues.

The Potomac Institute is building a portfolio of work in microelectronics strategy and planning, hardware security issues, and models for government acquisition of trusted and assured components. The ideal candidate has deep experience and expertise in microelectronics design and manufacturing, research, low and high volume fabrication models, custom design and fabrication, and industry and research lab business models.

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

Immediate opening for full time employment and consulting opportunities, with competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Requirements:

o Technical PhD with minimum 5 years experience.

o Works well in teams and individually on projects, papers, and products.

o Proficiency in MS office products.

o High level of initiative, independence, and ability to work unsupervised.

o Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

o 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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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is seeking a highly qualified technical PhD interested translating science and technology (S&T) into policy. Ideal candidates will have a scientific or technical background and a desire to make a career change to S&T policy.  

Ideal candidates are capable of engaging in deep thought on complex issues and of thinking creatively and strategically about the future. Successful candidates are curious, creative, ambitious, and good communicators.

New hires undergo an initial, intensive 3-month training, in which they are immersed in daily discussions on a range of topics in S&T, national security, policy making, and forecasting. During training, fellows will be engaged in reading science fiction, thinking about the future impacts of S&T, following technology trends via primary literature, and writing a range of policy products. The goal of the training program is to prepare candidates for a career in science 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 0-5 years experience.
  • Works well in teams and individually on projects, papers, and products.
  • High level of initiative, independence, and ability to work unsupervised.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in MS office products.

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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CReSTPotomac Institute Now Hiring for the CReST Fellowship 

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is currently inviting applications for aspiring S&T policy professionals to enter the CReST fellowship. The Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST) is a think tank within the Potomac Institute designed to be a training ground for the next generation of science and technology (S&T) policy experts. The CReST Fellowship is intended to be a life-changing experience that prepares individuals from a variety of backgrounds to think big about the future of S&T—including the potential, societal-level impacts of S&T and policy options that will be required to encourage or control its development. Members of CReST form an elite team that engage in deep and out-of-the-box thinking to engender bold solutions for future S&T policy concerns.

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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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