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Senior Research Scientist

Bethesda, MD 20814
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The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


Senior S&T Advisor, Social Behavior Scientist position to provide deep technical subject matter expertise in specific areas as required by the S&T. Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing substantive technical leadership for horizon scanning, in-depth studies, road-mapping efforts, risk/benefit analysis, and other related research and development activities;
  • Writing technical assessments that inform S&T decision makers and help guide development of S&T investment policy.


The following are REQUIRED qualifications for this position:

  • Doctorate degree in social or behavioral sciences.
  • Ten or more years of experience in social/behavioral sciences or related field.
  • Deep technical expertise as evidenced by a substantial corpus of completed work (e.g., reports, publications, workshops, panels) in social or behavioral sciences.
  • Knowledge of national security requirements for social and behavioral sciences.
  • Superb communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and problem-solving skills as demonstrated by successful past interactions with elite technical advisory groups (e.g., National Academies, JASONs, Defense Science Board).
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, leading, and completing multifaceted projects with many stakeholders who sometimes have competing equities.

The following are DESIRED qualifications for this position:

  • Experience with National Academies Decadal Surveys or similar national efforts to assess progress, identify opportunities, and specify approaches to advance a particular field of research (e.g., social science, earth science, space exploration).
  • Working knowledge of the ICs structure and IC member organizations roles and capabilities regarding analysis, collection, and core enabling functions (information sharing, technology, etc.).
  • Experience producing intelligence analysis and/or formulating US policies

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2019-10-17 Expires: 2019-11-15

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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