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Who should apply?

We are seeking candidates with strong analytic skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to advance the art and science of decision making by applying systems thinking. Our ideal candidates have the aptitude and initiative to achieve at a consistently high level, and are motivated by work in the public interest that strengthens the safety and security of the American people.

Please note, due to the highly competitive nature of this position, your application must demonstrate a history of exceptional performance in your graduate studies, with a rich portfolio of academic and personal achievements that reflect a strong tendency towards analytic thinking.

What are the educational requirements?

To be considered for the program, you must have (or be within one semester of attaining) an advanced degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a quantitative social science. You should also have experience applying methodologies and tools frequently used throughout these technical domains.

Are there clearance requirements?

Since ANSER performs work in the public interest, frequently involving the use of classified information, you must provide acceptable proof of U.S. citizenship and must be able to pass a background check for the purpose of obtaining a National security clearance and DHS access. Applicants who are not US citizens, or who are otherwise unable to obtain a National security clearance and DHS access will not be considered.