The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers, is seeking a research scholar for its Washington, DC-based Nuclear Policy program. This scholar will conduct technical work on two exciting projects into nuclear arms control, with a particular focus on verification.

Responsibilities include conducting in-depth research, writing, and editing, both individually and as part of a team; engaging regularly with governmental and nongovernmental technical experts; and contributing to outreach and dissemination efforts targeted at governmental officials and the nongovernmental community.

The position requires a Ph.D. in physics, applied mathematics, chemistry or engineering, or an undergraduate or a Master’s degree with substantial experience of technical aspects of nuclear policy. The abilities to read, digest, and analyze large quantities of technical information, and to write in a clear and compelling way for a policy audience are essential. While experience in nuclear policy would be an advantage, we are willing to consider applicants without such experience if they hold a technical Ph.D. and meet all other criteria.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and an unedited, non-technical writing sample through the Carnegie website.

Please note that applicants who do not submit a writing sample will not be considered. The writing sample can be on any non-fiction subject, but must be at least 1,000 words in length, be written for a general audience, and be entirely unedited. Acceptable types of writing samples include, but are not limited to, pre-publication drafts of newspaper or magazine articles (including local, trade, and student publications), blog posts, and unpublished works (including non-technical research summaries). Scientific papers are NOT acceptable.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.