Research Analyst / Arlington VA

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 01-08-2018
Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the sciences or engineering, though any individual with the necessary skills and a passion for research and analysis is encouraged to apply.
  • Experience conducting scientific literature research, compiling results, and drawing conclusions from the corpus of information.
  • Experience searching major science and technology magazines, blogs, and other open source periodicals keeping abreast of the emergence and use of new technologies.
  • Experience manipulating large datasets such as writing scripts/macros for spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrable critical and creative thinking abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team contributor with a mission focus and emphasis on service, integrity, and excellence.
Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities:
  • 3-5 years of post-education experience.
  • Experience working in or with the U.S. Department of Defense or other agency responsible for national security.
  • Experience conducting or assisting in original scientific research.
  • Experience analyzing science, technology, and innovation using scientometrics or intellectual property analytics methodologies.
  • Experience organizing or leading small groups in a structured environment (e.g. workshops, seminars, or journal clubs).
  • Prior experience working within a fast-paced cross-discipline corporate environment.
  • Record of innovation and creative problem solving with an entrepreneurial mindset.
The duties of this position shall include, but are not necessarily limited to (and not listed in priority order):
  • Participate in the design, planning and execution of complex research projects to support science and technology analysis and forecasting.
  • Conduct comprehensive research on select science and technology topics using openly available data sources.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of emerging technologies across scientific and engineering domains.
  • Compile and interpret complex technical content for customers and stakeholders.
  • Communicate research findings via draft technical reports using a variety of visualizations.
  • Conduct technical reviews of reports and presentation material for structure, accuracy, consistency, and appropriateness of content.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
Primary Work Location: Arlington, Virginia – this position does not qualify for long-term mobile/remote work or telework.
Special Work Conditions: Periodic travel to Blacksburg, Virginia.  Possible travel to other CONUS locations.  Occasional work outside of corporate core business hours.
Security: Minimum of SECRET clearance required for this position. Top Secret SCI strongly preferred.
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