Open Research Positions: Aerospace Power

Position Overview

We are looking for candidates who can fill multiple mid- and senior-level research positions focused on aerospace capabilities, operational concepts, and investment options.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently conduct research, literature reviews, wargaming, workshops, and interviews, in support of CSBA research projects.
  • Conduct research and write CSBA monographs, briefings, and backgrounders on topics related to future military capabilities and operational concepts, with a specific focus on aerospace power
  • Prepare and deliver briefings on a range of defense-related topics
  • Lead and support wargames and concept development workshops.
  • Lead and participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Provide expertise in military operations to other CSBA projects.
  • Analyze data and assess available solutions or alternatives to complex problems.
  • Write and present research to a variety of audiences.
  • Represent CSBA in meetings and other activities.


  • Postgraduate degree in security studies, foreign policy, political science, or related field.
  • 5 years or more of demonstrated experience performing research and analysis in military strategy, policy, programs, and budgets.
  • Demonstrated expertise in military capabilities and operations, with an emphasis on aerospace capabilities and concepts, including military space and integrated air and missile defense.
  • Candidates with active-duty or reserve military experience are actively encouraged to apply.
  • Possession of or eligibility for a SECRET-level security clearance is required; higher eligibility/access is preferred.
  • Demonstrated research and writing skills, and proven ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational and work planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple analytical tasks in various stages of preparation and execution simultaneously.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and a writing sample.
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