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Position: Applied Mathematician
Institution: RAND Corporation
Location: Santa Monica, California, United States
Duties: Make contributions to research design and execution in one or more of the following areas: space technology; communications; modeling and simulation; mathematical programming; data science; machine learning; game theory, and; systems analysis
Requirements: A PhD, master’s, or bachelor’s in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field is required. Applicants with a master’s degree must have at least 5 years of professional or academic experience. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree must have at least 10 years of professional or academic experience
   
Text: Skip to main content careers Employment Opportunities Employment Opportunities page is loaded Applied Mathematician Santa Monica, CA (Greater Los Angeles Area) Pittsburgh, PA Boston, MA Washington, DC (DC Metro Area) Apply Job Type: Regular Position Description RAND has exciting opportunities for Applied Mathematicians interested in utilizing their experience to impact public policy across national security, homeland security, international issues, social and economic policy, health, education, and more at the highest levels. As part of RAND’s research staff, Applied Mathematicians design, execute, and disseminate results of research that assists 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 quality of life. Mathematicians are expected to bring technical expertise to bear on a wide range or policy problems across RAND’s research agendas. Mathematicians at RAND rarely conduct foundational or theoretical academic research, but rather apply their skills to broader emerging problems at the intersection of applied mathematics and critical policy issues, and make contributions to research design and execution in one or more of the following areas: space technology, communications, modeling and simulation, mathematical programming, data science, machine learning, game theory, and systems analysis. Experience Successful applicants are expected to have evidence of strong skills in the technical aspects of applied mathematics and research experience, as demonstrated through publications, conference presentations, prior professional or academic (outside the classroom) experience, and coursework. Successful applicants will also have research experience applying these skills in government, industry, and/or academia. 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. Applicants with more than 10 years of experience will also be required to have the ability to mentor and develop junior staff members, lead and direct multi-disciplinary teams, set project standards and monitor progress, engage with sponsors, and communicate interim and results to the RAND community and to policy-making audience. Successful applications will include documentation in the application package of academic and professional activities that meet stated qualifications and education requirements. Education A PhD, master’s, or bachelor’s in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field is required. Applicants with a master’s degree must have at least 5 years of professional or academic experience. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree must have at least 10 years of professional or academic experience. Security Clearance Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance. Please note that U.S. citizenship is required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance Location Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA Writing Sample A writing sample of 10 pages or more is required for this position. Single-authored, non-professionally edited pieces are preferred. Applicants are encouraged to use pieces that have been published in academic or other journals but may use graduate theses or papers written for coursework, prior employment, or internships. Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet Apply Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time R964 About Us The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,950 people from more than 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $357 million. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. Our research is sponsored by government agencies, international organizations, and foundations. We rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff. The RAND Corporation's reputation is built on quality and objectivity. RAND provides an exciting intellectual environment and opportunities for career growth. We hire highly qualified applicants and provide challenging assignments. Diversity is an essential operating principle at RAND. We look for unique backgrounds, original views, and diversity in academic training, work experience, and ideological outlook. We are committed to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. RAND is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. 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