Research Analyst (Systems, Tactics, and Force Development Division)

  • CNA
  • 3003 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Consultant Engineering Government Research Science

Job Description

Serve as an important contributing team member on projects or lead smaller/less complex activities. Demonstrate analytical competence.

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.

Job 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. 

5. Required Documents: Use the “Resume Attachments” section to upload:1) Copies of transcripts from all schools attended (unofficial copies are sufficient); 2) Any writing sample(s) that best exemplifies your written work (i.e. post-conference writings, publications, etc...).