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Postdoctoral Scholar Program

Postdoctoral Scholars Open Positions

Not Your Traditional Postdoc

The goal of this postdoctoral program is to develop highly technical candidates into successful government program managers.

The successful candidate will be a highly effective communicator and proficient at translating complex technical subjects into easily understood content by multiple audiences (e.g. general public).

They will also excel at identifying research trends, able to perform critical analysis of experimental design, be adaptable to new environments, be comfortable with expanding their skill set and work well independently and as part of a team.

Unique to this experience:

  • Understand technical and engineering needs through exposure to CWMD DoD operations/agencies
  • Tailored professional development in CWMD mission space and program management skills
  • Optional participation in a graduate certificate in CWMD (tuition covered by the program)
  • Pathway to obtain a Secret level security clearance (pending successful background investigation)

Post Doctoral Requirements

A day in the life of a scholar includes reviewing white papers and proposals, attending conferences, supporting technical reviews and workshops, research requirement development and programmatic support.

Postdoctoral scholars typically do not pursue their own research. Scholars guide and support the technical direction of extensive scientific research and development portfolios.

Candidates must be a US citizen.

Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret level security clearance.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree (students who will have degree conferred within six months are encouraged to apply).

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA (applicants must be willing to relocate to greater Washington, DC area)

Term: 1-3 years


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