RAND is seeking policy researchers with strong methodological skills to conduct research on high-priority policy problems. Researchers at RAND work on collaborative research teams, producing objective, scientific analyses in peer-reviewed journals and technical reports to guide policymakers on a diverse set of issues. Staff members have opportunities to teach in the Pardee RAND Graduate School and to collaborate on projects across various research topics including health, education, education, labor, social and economic wellbeing, national security, and homeland security.
All research positions require:
Applicants must have demonstrated experience in two or more of the following areas:
In addition, senior-level research positions require a demonstrated ability to conceptualize research studies, obtain extramural funding, 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 as well as to policy-making audiences.
Specializations of interest include:
PhD in public policy, education policy, labor policy, policy analysis, demography, or closely related fields (you may also apply if you are at the dissertation stage and expect to complete your PhD within 12 months).
Positions are available at all levels of experience. A record of peer-reviewed publications consistent with experience is expected.
About the RAND Corporation
RAND is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy research organization. We develop solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. 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. Diversity is essential to RAND’s mission of improving policy and decisionmaking through research. Employee Resource Groups: Black Employees Leading in Inclusion, Equity, Vision, and Education; Disability Empowerment and Visibility Organization; Enrichment for Asian American and Pacific Islander Culture and Heritage; Latinx y Más; LGBTQ+.
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