Now Hiring S&T Policy Fellows

S&T Policy Fellow

Science & Technology – Arlington, Virginia

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, for a position as an S&T policy fellow. Ideal candidates will have a technical background and S&T policy experience.

Selected candidates are expected to manage existing research efforts and bring in new programs. Management of programs will include strategic planning, budgeting, and program execution. Candidates must be capable of technical assessment and analysis, and be able to communicate well with government customers and non-technical audiences. 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 and S&T policy experience are preferred, but not required. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate effectively in meetings, presentations and written material, and be able to work unsupervised. 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 by November 16, 2018 via emailto Kathryn Schiller Wurster

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, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, public 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.


Keywords: science policy, S&T policy, think tank, Washington D.C., Arlington

Job Type: Full-time


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