SRI International

Policy Project Leader

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-CA-Remote
Policy Research
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SRI International, an over 75-year strong pioneering research institute, has a rich history supporting government and industry. Our innovations have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value and lasting benefits to society. SRI is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, with research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products and creating custom solutions. Our organization is driven by impact - delivering unique solutions for the world's important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients and partners.


SRI’s Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy (CISP) helps organizations, regions, and countries achieve long-term economic and social impact through effective investments in science, technology, and innovation. Based in Arlington, VA, the Center is staffed with experienced professionals who conduct research, analysis, program evaluation, and strategic planning for private and public sector clients around the world. Our team works with our partners and clients in the following areas:


Innovation in Institutional Design and Management

Support for Technology Transition to Market 

Complex Program Evaluation  

Innovation Strategy and Policy

Cybersecurity Policy

Science and Technology Policy

Technology-Based Economic Development Strategy and Policy


As part of CISP, the Project Leader will take intellectual and technical responsibility for innovation and science policy research, analysis, strategic planning, and evaluations for a diverse range of clients. This will be a 100% telework/remote opportunity within the United States.


Specifically, the Project Leader will:

  • Lead individual large and/or multiple small projects for SRI clients.
  • Manage projects for excellent client satisfaction, subject matter superiority, and financial success.
  • Contribute to writing strong, winning concept papers and proposals.
  • Interface directly with clients.
  • Develop conceptual frameworks and approaches to projects.
  • Deliver high quality, on-time, and on-budget deliverables to clients
  • Present analysis, findings, and recommendations to client staff and leadership.
  • Delegate to, direct, and supervise staff.
  • Develop junior staff.


  • 5+ years of policy work experience related to science, technology, and innovation within one or more of the following domains: science and innovation policy, program evaluation, economic analysis, technology strategy and technology transfer and commercialization.
  • Masters or PhD in public policy, business administration or other policy-oriented field in the social sciences, with emphasis on science, technology, and/or economic development contexts.
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship due to government contract requirements.


For Colorado and New York residents, the salary range is: $73,636 - $121,961. Salary ranges for this role will vary and are based on several factors, including geographic location, market competitiveness and equity amongst internal employees in similar roles. SRI has a competitive benefits package, to view details please go to:


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