Behavioral Research Scientist

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman has ongoing work with the Department of Defense to provide research and innovation to the Military Services. This research pertains to multiple areas, but may include Service member wellness, suitability for military service, evaluation of interventions, and implementation and evaluation of automated solutions to staffing, manning, and other human resource data systems.

The individual hired for this research position will be required to do the following:

  • Conduct research using behavioral science principles, methodologies, and technologies in an applied governmental setting.
  • Develop research designs, perform literature reviews, collect field data through interviews and focus groups, analyze existing databases, and conduct descriptive, univariate, and multivariate statistical analyses.
  • Describes results of research through peer-reviewed publications, briefings and technical reports.
  • Lead research projects and work cooperatively with team members to ensure quality, timeliness, and accuracy of research products.
  • Interface with Military customers and consumers to meet their requirements, and assist in implementation of research findings and products.

This position will entail work in support of a wide range of applied behavioral science research initiatives in the Federal government. Duties will vary depending upon the project and skill level of the applicant, but may include supporting the development of research designs; performing literature reviews; collecting field data; conducting interviews, administering surveys and conducting focus groups; data cleaning, extraction, transformation, and loading; statistical and qualitative analyses; collection and analysis of research materials to support technical reports and briefing materials; coordination with virtual research teams.

Current areas of research on this program include, but are not limited to, the following: Personnel Security Clearances, Personnel Placement and Suitability, Suicide Prevention, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, Espionage and Insider Threat, and Data Science.

Basic Qualifications:
-Proof of U.S. Citizenship is REQUIRED for this position -Master's Degree in a Behavioral Science field such as Psychology, Sociology, or Criminal Justice; PhD STRONGLY preferred
-Minimum 4 years' experience in research environment; Advanced graduate research may be applied toward experience
-Demonstrated strong quantitative analysis or advanced statistical analysisskills
-Experience working in applied, Government research settings
--Demonstrated experience providing project briefings to Government representatives
-Working knowledge of and experience conducting analysis using SPSS, R, or SAS
-Working knowledge of MS Office


Preferred Qualifications:
-PhD in Behavioral Science field
-Experience working with Military human resources or research programs
-Experience with Government technical reports, research reports, or other written research results as primary author
-Experience with data engineering/data science capabilities, techniques, and approaches such as ETL, Machine Learning, etc.
-Current U.S. Government Security Clearance (issued within past 5 years)

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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