Research Analyst at CNA

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Employer: CNA

Expires: 07/03/2020

Looking for Research Analysts to help support the Center for Naval Analyses research in support of the Navy and Marine Corps. US citizenship required, as CNA will sponsor new employees for Department of Defense security clearances. Technical graduate degree (PhD preferred) or Master’s degree with 2+ years of research experience post-graduation.Responsibilities:1 Develop sound analytic frameworks and associated analytic methodologies/ techniques for addressing both structured and unstructured problems. Consistently produce high quality analysis.2 Develop and maintain broad, general institutional knowledge of primary clients/sponsors; their culture, organization, and issues.3 Support business development efforts and/or marketing activities by maintaining strong client relationships through high quality work, increasing the visibility of our work, and other related activities such as proposal preparation.4 Interact with sponsors/clients under the supervision of an experienced colleague, and with study POCs independently.5 Make significant contributions to research publications and analytic products for individual projects.6 Communicate results of work in a clear and concise fashion. Effectively communicate one-on-one and in groups. Document work efficiently and accurately. Effectively present work to colleagues, sponsors, and small audiences that are familiar with content.7 Work with minimal or no guidance on focused, well-structured pieces of projects. Work under closer supervision on more complex, less-structured tasks. Serve as task lead for pieces of projects by managing own activities. May lead small projects under the supervision of an RTL/CMD.8 Exhibit a positive attitude in interactions with colleagues and clients/sponsors. Provide clear guidance to colleagues on tasks. Take responsibility for own actions and outcomes.9 Perform other duties as assigned.Requirements:1 Education: Minimum Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience, PhD preferred.2 Experience: Typical minimum requirements Ph.D. & 0+ years or Master’s & 2+ years of experience in research and analysis.3 Skills: Ability to make significant contributions to projects/analyses; Strong analytic curiosity/ creativity; Ability to operate independently in the execution of assignments; Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment; Strong critical thinking skills; Knowledge of research techniques; Strong planning and organizational skills; Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Ability to interact positively and somewhat independently with clients.4 Other: Ability to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.