SRI International

Research Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Policy Research
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Rapid diffusion of new technologies, from artificial intelligence and robotics to clean technologies and microelectronics, is transforming how economies grow and develop. The Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy (CISP) at SRI International works with public and private organizations across the U.S. and beyond to develop deliberate and adaptable economic and workforce development strategies, policies, and practices that help clients manage these transitions; achieve resilient, inclusive growth; and accelerate the long-term economic and social impact of investments in innovation, science, and technology.


Based out of our Arlington, VA office, the Research Analyst, as part of CISP, will contribute to innovation policy research, analysis, and evaluations for a diverse range of clients. In addition to projects focused on technology-based economic and workforce development, the Research Analyst will also have the opportunity to support partners and clients in the following areas:

  • Innovation Ecosystem Assessment
  • Innovation Strategy and Training
  • Complex Program Evaluation
  • Science and Technology Program Support
  • Advanced Analytics in R&D Analysis


  • Work on multiple simultaneous projects, independently and under the direction of project leaders.
  • Collect, manage and analyze diverse and complex data sets.
  • Apply proprietary and other analytical approaches that yield unique perspectives on economies and economic disruptions.
  • Support quality control for analytic and publication needs.
  • Produce pieces of well-written high-quality reports and presentations for clients in collaboration with team members.
  • Occasionally travel domestically and internationally (when conditions permit).


  • 1–5 years of work experience in policy issues related to economic development, competitiveness, innovation, technology development, and/or program evaluation.
  • U.S. Citizenship required due to government contract requirements.
  • Research experience involving quantitative methods including programming and statistical.
  • Knowledge of data and analytics tools such as Excel, R and/or Python.
  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in natural and/or physical sciences, public policy, or other policy-oriented field in the social sciences.

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.


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