Research Methodologist

Leidos - Bethesda, MD3.7

30+ days ago
Job Description:
Leidos is seeking highly qualified candidates to support a government client. Candidates must possess a TS/SCI clearance to be considered. Join our team of national-level analysts and technical experts supporting decision-makers and policy development for the mission to lead and support the counterintelligence and security activities of the US Government, the US Intelligence Community, and US private sector entities.The Research Methodologist will:
  • Conduct research to examine the effectiveness of personnel security and CI programs and processes currently in place across the USIC and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Review current security/CI procedures and concepts, propose and test hypotheses for enhancing the future effectiveness of security/CI programs, and conduct a wide range of studies and other essential activities to advance the body of knowledge necessary for addressing the tactical and strategic personnel security and CI needs across the Federal Government
  • Assist with baselining CI and security practices in multiple USIC elements
  • Assist USIC components and Other Government Agencies in building performance measurement and evaluation systems within their respective organizations
  • Attend working groups to record issues and recommend solutions relative to research topics and implementation issues
  • Attend conferences and presentations, as deemed necessary by the program manager and approved by the Contracting Officer (CO), in furtherance of planned or existing research efforts
  • Provide technical assessments, strategy, and execution recommendations for designated special topics
  • Prepare reports and present briefings for senior officials and others, as required
High School/GED + 8 years or Associate + 6 years or Bachelors + 4 years or Masters + 2 years or Doctorate (PhD)

Graduate degree preferred in a behavioral science (e.g., Experimental Psychology, Data Science, Sociology, Behavioral Economics

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience supporting IC elements. These two (2) years of experience may be concurrent with requisite years of experience.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience supporting IC Security elements, supporting security policy and program development. This one (1) year of experience may be concurrent with requisite years of experience.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience supporting IC elements. These four (4) years of experience must be concurrent with requisite years of experience.
  • Minimum two (2) year of experience supporting IC Security elements, supporting security policy and program development. These two (2) year of experience must be
concurrent with requisite years of experience.

  • Familiarity with the IC and its components, as well as its missions, disciplines, capabilities, and interrelationships.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with appropriate Security Regulations and Policies.