The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is seeking highly-motivated new graduates for part-time graduate assistant positions at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Dayton, Ohio. Upon completion of the graduate degree program, participants will be offered full-time employment at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA.
AFNWC delivers the nuclear capabilities that warfighters use every day to deter and assure. To accomplish this mission and execute the modernization of Air Force nuclear systems, AFNWC needs a highly-technical, multi-disciplinary workforce that understands the complex political, acquisition, and technical environment for nuclear deterrence operations.
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.
The AFNWC/NC Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Integration Directorate is seeking students interested in pursuing study in nuclear weapons-related fields such as communications, electromagnetics, networking, and nuclear effects. Specialty focus areas include RF, satellite, and quantum communications; cryptography; software defined networks, mesh networks, and network optimization; and electromagnetic pulse and radiation effects mitigation.
After this 18-month, funded graduate program in Dayton, participants will be assigned to a permanent, full-time Air Force civilian (i.e., non-military) position in the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Integration Directorate at Hanscom Air Force Base, near Bedford, MA.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens. New hires must be eligible to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
April -May 2021: Sponsoring AFNWC organization and AFIT finalize candidate selections.
July – August 2021: Specific types of research, program of study for each selected candidate are finalized.
September 2021: Selectee is hired as a part-time AFIT research assistant, and begins orientation classes.
October 2021: AFIT fall quarter classes begin, and student works part-time as a graduate assistant.
Summer 2022: Student participates in a paid, two-week “internship” at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA to meet the team.
March 2023: Student graduates and moves to Massachusetts (permanent relocation costs are paid) to begin a full-time position with extensive employee benefits and planned career promotions.
This is an incredible opportunity for a funded graduate program and salary to perform advanced research and help modernize Air Force capabilities. Apply now!
If you have specific questions about this program or other positions at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, please email firstname.lastname@example.org