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Research Methodologist

Job ID: 191629
Location: BETHESDA, MD, United States
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2019
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Research Methodologist to conduct empirically valid behavioral and social science research to inform security missions, with an emphasis on personnel security. 

This position will support the Government in the behavioral and social sciences by taking complex, technical information and translating it for colleagues and consumers who have non-technical backgrounds. Generate research ideas, design the methodology to empirically test/validate such ideas, collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data generated by the methodology, and create final reports and briefings describing the research process and results.


Qualifications

  • TS/SCI with poly

  • PhD in a behavioral science (e.g., Experimental Psychology, Data Science, Sociology, Behavioral Economics) plus 8 years of related experience or MS in a behavioral science plus 10 years of related experience.

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience supporting IC elements.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience supporting IC Security elements, supporting security policy and program development.

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, develop, and advance security-related research initiatives, and coordinate data collection and analysis to enhance security program elements.

  • Aptitude for recommending and successfully applying a variety of quantitative and qualitative approaches to analyze and resolve security-relevant issues.

  • Demonstrated capacity for reviewing, compiling, writing, and editing research reports, briefings, and summaries to support and Integrate security developments and trends across the IC.

  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess appropriate quantitative and qualitative data using advanced statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R, and/or SAS) to produce analytic reports in response to customer requirements.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with senior leaders from inside and outside the USG, and to coordinate, network, and communicate across the IC.

Desired Qualifications

 
  • Minimum 4 years of experience supporting IC elements.

  • Minimum 2 yeard of experience supporting IC Security elements, supporting security policy and program development.

  • Familiarity with the IC and its components, as well as its missions, disciplines, capabilities, and interrelationships.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with appropriate Security Regulations and Policies.



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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