Social and Behavioral Scientist

Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States
Jan 12, 2019
Jan 17, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Job Number: R0035275

Social and Behavioral Scientist

Key Role:
Use behavioral and social sciences, including cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and theory to respond to clients' challenges. Develop, test, and evaluate new algorithms, models, and analytic approaches and review research and development results for visual cognition, language processing, cognitive perception, decision making, and executive processes. Design behavioral analytic approaches and participate in their development, test, and evaluation. Produce statistical and computational analysis on a variety of datasets in accordance with industry best practices, including event history data and social media data. Work in collaboration with analysts from a variety of social science and engineering backgrounds and methodological perspectives. Apply knowledge of technical and analytical expertise to explore and examine data from multiple disparate sources with the goal of designing inquiries that can provide a competitive advantage or address a pressing business problem by discovering patterns and previously hidden insights. Advise on how to leverage domain expertise to comprehend data origins and context, ensure consistency of data, merge data sources together, and help others to gain an excellent comprehension of data.

Basic Qualifications:
-2 years of experience with research design and execution
-Experience with statistical and computational analysis
-Top Secret clearance
-MA or MS degree in Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology with a focus on quantitative methods

Additional Qualifications:
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
-TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
-PhD degree in Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

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