Research Assistant


Examine, analyze, and write reports, articles, backgrounders, and opinions on a range of defense strategy and defense budget topics, working under and in cooperation with other CSBA staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and writing for CSBA monographs on topics related to future military strategy
  • Prepare briefings on a range of defense-related topics
  • Support strategic wargaming and defense budget analysis
  • Provide expertise in analyzing data, developing information, and assessing available solutions or alternatives to complex problems.
  • Develop and present papers on subject discipline and participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Access a variety of disciplines and institutions to locate experts to provide advice, guidance, or counseling in support of management efforts.


  • 2 or more years of demonstrated experience performing research and analysis in military strategy, policy, programs, and budgets (Desired).
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated research and writing skills, and proven ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizing and work planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle analytical tasks in various stages of preparation and execution simultaneously.
  • Eligible for a SECRET-level security clearance; prior access/eligibility and higher eligibility/access a plus.

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