Senior Research Scientist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Feb 03, 2023
Apr 01, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Senior Research ScientistThe George Mason University, School of Business, Baroni Center for Government Contracting invites applications for a Senior Research Scientist position. The incumbent will help conduct research, thought leadership, and outreach to support the Baroni Center's work with the Department of Defense, other U.S. Government agencies, and companies across the government contracting community. The term is 12 months with the potential for renewal. This is a full-time position.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Mason is the most diverse public university in Virginia and 12th nationally, based on the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges list. Washington, D.C. is ranked the 30th most racially and ethnically diverse city nationally amongst cities with a population of at least 300,000 people according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Diversity Ranking.About the School of Business:Dedicated to excellence in research and teaching, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and top 50 part-time MBA programs by the U.S. News and World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national, and international business communities; and their academic expertise combined with real-world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice. The school is evolving to become more interdisciplinary, more connected, and more diverse.About the Baroni Center for Government Contracting:The mission of the Baroni Center for Government Contracting is to address the business, policy, and regulatory issues in government contracting through research, education and training, and collaboration, spurring innovation and entrepreneurship and achieving mutually beneficial outcomes for government, industry, and academia.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Writing reports, articles, and case studies on government contracting issues;Helping grow the Baroni Center's thought leadership and research portfolio;Drafting and publishing commentary pieces on government contracting issues;Seeking extramural research funding through grants and contracts;Undertaking academic literature reviews and managing qualitative and quantitative research data;Conducting interviews with staff at government contracting firms and government agencies; andParticipating in other activities of the Baroni Center, including: student engagement activities, internal strategic planning and research activities and Advisory Board activities.Required Qualifications:Master's degree in Business, Economics or Public Policy or demonstrable research that exhibits mastery; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience;Skill with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams; andThree or more years' experience in defense contracting, public procurement, accounting, or business and policy research.Preferred Qualifications:PhD in Business, Economics, Public Policy, or a related field;Research experience in defense contracting or public procurement;Managerial experience in defense contracting or public procurement; andFamiliarity with R or Stata, NVivo, and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F705Az at by February 16, 2023; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, list of professional references and a writing sample. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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