Research Assistant Opportunity
The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) provides unique, defense-focused, research-enabled, multi-disciplinary advanced academic education that enables the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force to innovatively accomplish their deterrence and warfighting missions. AFIT’s Nuclear Expertise for Advancing Technologies (NEAT) Center, within the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, provides strong technical expertise to develop the workforce required for current and future nuclear modernization and deterrence operations. Through coursework, research, teaching, and targeted professional development, NEAT graduate assistants will gain nuclear enterprise acculturation.
These part-time, graduate research positions support Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sponsored multi-disciplinary research and graduate studies in the areas of radiation detection, nuclear weapons effects, radiation transport, nonproliferation, and machine learning.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens. New hires must be eligible to obtain a Secret security clearance.
This is an incredible opportunity for a funded research assistantship to perform advanced research while pursuing a top-notch graduate (M.S. and/or Ph.D) degree at AFIT.
If you have specific questions about this program or other positions at the Air Force Institute of Technology, please email Maj James Bevins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2021: Application window.
April--May 2021: AFIT finalizes research assistant selections.
May 2021: Specific types of research and program of study are finalized.
September 2021: Selectee is hired as a part-time AFIT graduate assistant and begins orientation classes.
October 2021: AFIT fall quarter classes begin, and student works part-time as a graduate assistant.