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Research Staff Member - Princeton, NJ

The Center for Communications Research, Princeton (CCRP) seeks new research staff members in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, engineering, and related fields to join our exciting research effort. We are part of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), a non-profit federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), but our research environment feels like that of a mathematics department at a leading university. However, there is no formal teaching and very few administrative duties.
We work on a wide variety of difficult problems in mathematics, computer science and statistics arising from cryptography whose solutions impact national security. Rather than recruiting in specific areas of those fields mentioned above, we are looking for creative Ph.Ds who are willing and able to learn and contribute to the vast specialized body of knowledge developed to solve our ever-evolving research problems. Some projects require very deep and sophisticated mathematics, others the latest computational technologies, and many require both. It is our custom to work in a highly collaborative, shared-credit environment that focuses on bringing in new voices and ideas, as our problems tend to be interdisciplinary. We foster a collaborative community in several ways, such as attending lectures, working in smaller groups in offices, and informal conversation at daily tea.
We are located in Princeton, NJ, a great place to live with excellent schools and many enjoyable indoor and outdoor activities. We maintain close relations with both Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study, frequently attending their events. In addition to easy access to New York and Philadelphia, Princeton is a bikeable, small town home to a diverse, international citizenry and high quality options for dining and the arts.
US citizenship is required. Employment is contingent on obtaining an appropriate security clearance (which we will sponsor). The start date for this position is flexible, but we anticipate that a typical applicant would be able to begin work in the Spring of 2023.
Interested individuals should apply via Please submit an AMS cover sheet; a cover letter; CV; a research statement; and three letters of recommendation from people who can speak knowledgeably about your research. Applications received by December 1, 2021, will receive full consideration.
CCRP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits (including medical and dental insurance, 401(k), HSA, FSA, life and disability insurance, and an on-site gym).
IDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, genetic characteristic or any other legally protected condition or characteristic. 
Please submit the following items online at to complete your application:
·  Cover Letter
·  Curriculum Vitae
·  Research Statement
·  Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers on

For further information, please contact Wayne Raskind, Director, at: or see our website.