Potomac Institute Now Hiring


The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is currently inviting applications from mid-to-senior career professionals from diverse backgrounds including academia, industry, military, and government. Ideal candidates will have a technical background, preferably Ph.D., and government or military experience.

Candidates must be capable of technical assessment and analysis and be able to communicate well with government customers and non-technical audiences. Selected candidates will be responsible for managing multiple projects at once, including budgets and personnel. This position will require deep thinking about the impacts of emerging sciences and technologies and the ability to provide policy recommendations based on thoughtful analysis. Candidates must feel comfortable thinking outside the box and making bold policy recommendations.

Who should apply?

Candidates should be mid-to-senior career professionals. A technical background in the sciences, engineering, mathematics, or other relevant areas with program management and government experience is preferred. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate effectively in meetings, presentations and written material, meet deadlines, and be able to work unsupervised. This is a full-time, paid position. All candidates must be US citizens, and eligible for a security clearance. Candidates must be willing to relocate to the Washington D.C. area.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter and résumé using the online portal at https://potomacinstitute.bamboohr.com/jobs/ or emailing documents directly to Kathryn Ziden at kziden(at)potomacinstitute.org.

A final selection will be made based on personal interviews with the selection committee.

About Potomac Institute

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit, science and technology policy think tank and research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science, technology, and national security issues facing our society, providing in particular, an academic forum for the study of related policy issues. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government. The Potomac Institute offices are located in the Ballston area of Arlington, Virginia.

Job Type: Full-time