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Research Psychologist

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

As a Research Psychologist for CIA, you will work in a consulting environment, eliciting client needs then designing, conducting, and reporting applied research to meet those requirements. You will help answer questions, such as what is the most efficacious methodology for collecting or analyzing a particular set of "real world" data? What are the effects of major organizational changes on the workforce? Do employees have the tools and training they need to do their best work? What characteristics of individuals best predict success in non-standard occupations? What are the levels of customer satisfaction? Does this service or program effectively do what is said or designed to do?


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be physically in the United States or one of its territories when you submit your resume via MyLINK.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national US citizens are eligible).
  • You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC area.
  • You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
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Minimum Qualifications
  • High proficiency in statistical computing, data management programming, and coding logic
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good writing and verbal presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA , including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in any of the following areas:
    • Advanced proficiency in data management software highly desired, particularly in the program R
    • Proficiency in or strong aptitude for other data management, coding, and/or visualization tools (e.g. Python, R-Shiny, Tableau)
    • Research methodology and experimental design
    • Item development
    • Experience using advanced statistical methods
    • Test validation and development
    • Research in job performance measurement and evaluation
    • Personnel assessment and selection research


  • Ph.D. with a strong background and interest in applied behavioral science research, research methodology, and statistics (candidates who are all but dissertation (ABD) are eligible to express interest in this position)

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