Institute for Defense Analyses

Position ID: IDA-RSM23 [#23031]
Position Title: Mathematics, Research Staff Member, CCR - La Jolla, CA
Position Type: Government or industry
Position Location: La Jolla, California 92121, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2024/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2023/09/13, listed until 2024/01/15)
Position Description:    

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The IDA Center for Communications Research, La Jolla (CCRL), invites applications to be a member of our research staff. We are part of a non-profit corporation, and our working environment feels like a mathematics department at a leading research university, albeit without any students, free of administrative burdens, and with a greater emphasis on collaborative research. The scientific scope is broad and varied; while we prove a lot of theorems, we also make high-performance implementations of mathematical algorithms and do practical machine learning and data analysis. Our staff is enthusiastic about collaboration, multidisciplinary teams, and combining theory and practice. 

We are located in San Diego, California, which boasts one of the best climates in the U.S. and many attractions including a wide array of outdoor recreation, renowned arts and culture, family-friendly activities, fine regional cuisine, and outstanding craft beverages. 

The start date for this position is flexible, but we anticipate that a typical applicant will want to begin work in fall 2024. 

  • U.S. citizenship is required. 
  • Employment is contingent on obtaining an appropriate security clearance (which we will sponsor). 
  • A PhD in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or a related field is preferred. 
Interested individuals should apply via Please submit an AMS cover sheet; a cover letter; CV; a discussion of your research; and three letters of recommendation (preferred) or names and contact information of three people who can speak knowledgeably about your research contributions. Applications received by November 15, 2023, will receive full consideration. 

We support transparency, equity, and fairness in our compensation program and provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range based on data-driven market analysis for each position.  While it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range, a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $105,897 - $252,388.  Individual salary within this range will be commensurate with the incumbent’s experience and unique skills or qualifications.

IDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a fair recruiting process and working environment free from discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more about IDA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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4320 Westerra Ct
San Diego, CA 92121