Social Scientist (28-17)

Springfield, VA posted on January 11

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Title:                           Social Scientist (28-17)

Location(s):                Position Available in Virginia

Security Clearance:   TS/SCI with appropriate agency Polygraph

Requirements:           Immediate Opening

Level:                           All Levels

Description:

Organizes, directs and coordinates the planning and execution of NGA research projects, including: developing research proposals; design research efforts to address specific business needs; monitor projects and report regularly on progress; develop research materials based on scientific best practices; supervise research execution; collaborate with statisticians to develop data analysis plans for research efforts; interpret and summarize research results. Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on social science methodology and research practices: applies latest research methods and designs; offers guidance and recommendations on questions of research methodologies as needed. Consults with research owners and manage client relationships, including: defining research requirements in terms of business objectives; provides guidance to clients regarding appropriate research goals and setting reasonable expectations for results; creates and delivers presentations to clients regarding research findings that are appropriate for a non-scientific audience. Possesses strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to interact with senior government officials.

Required Skills by Level:

SENIOR 

Experience conducting independent social science research. 6+ years conducting research in an organizational setting (government, industry, non-profit, etc.) Possess basic working knowledge of statistics and/or data science. Experience developing schedules for large-scale and/or highly complex projects and programs, and leading large teams in executing these efforts.

Education: PhD in a social science research field or equivalent experience in consumer behavior, consumer psychology, market research, organizational behavior, industrial-organizational psychology or similar; Years of Experience: 15+

MID

Experience conducting independent social science research. 3-5 years conducting research in an organizational setting (government, industry, non-profit, etc.) Possess basic working knowledge of statistics and/or data science. Experience developing schedules for large-scale and/or highly complex projects and programs, and leading large teams in executing these efforts.

Education: Master’s Degree in a social science research field or equivalent experience in consumer behavior, consumer psychology, market research, organizational behavior, industrial-organizational psychology or similar; Years of Experience: 10-14

JUNIOR

Experience conducting independent social science research. 1-3 years conducting research in an organizational setting (government, industry, non-profit, etc.) Possess basic working knowledge of statistics and/or data science. Experience developing schedules for complex projects and programs, and leading small to mid-size teams in executing these efforts.

Education: Master’s Degree or equivalent experience within social science research field: psychology, sociology, communications, economics, anthropology, consumer sciences, market research, organizational behavior, management; Years of Experience: 5-9

ENTRY 

Experience designing, executing or assisting with social science research. Experience developing project schedules for small-scale or short-term projects.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience within social science research field: psychology, sociology, communications, economics, anthropology, consumer sciences, market research, organizational behavior, management; Years of Experience: <5


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Full-time