Behavioral Scientist Intermediate
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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That’s because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation’s toughest challenges and we’re committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We’re making a difference every day working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE and make a difference with us. The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit organization chartered to work in the public interest – we help government agencies objectively address meaningful and exciting challenges of critical national importance, with no commercial conflicts to influence our work, our decisions, and our recommendations. Our social and behavioral scientists work in collaborative environments on interdisciplinary teams to develop transformative solutions, all while allowing our employees to maintain a healthy work/life balance. We’re making a difference every day working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Key Functions Our social and behavioral scientists apply and advance MITRE’s capabilities in fields such as psychology, anthropology, and sociology. We are seeking scientists who are flexible and adaptable with a broad range of social and behavioral science skills. Our scientists typically perform the following activities: * Applying social and behavioral science theories, methods, and findings to a diverse set of national and global challenges * Creating, validating, and deploying surveys that improve understanding of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors * Developing appropriate research questions and designing studies and methodologies * Recruiting research participants * Helping government agencies understand, evaluate, and use survey datasets * Developing and validating measures and assessments that help government agencies understand and enhance the performance of their workforce * Performing quantitative, qualitative, and statistical analyses * Evaluating and recommending software tools based on data collection and analysis needs * Developing guidebooks of sound practices in data development, validation, and reporting * Reporting results and recommendations * Providing consultation and training in data collection and analysis methods * In addition to activities like these, opportunities exist for our social and behavioral scientists to conduct original research and develop innovative methods, applications, and capabilities Basic Qualifications * Master’s Degree in a social/behavioral science discipline (e.g., psychology, psychometrics, educational testing and measurement, sociology, economics, organizational sciences, anthropology, public health. * Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a US government clearance Required Qualifications * Experience using standard software packages to analyze and visualize quantitative and/or qualitative data (e.g., SPSS, NVivo, R, Stata, Tableau). * Experience with collection of original data in field settings with program participants (e.g., interviews, focus groups, experiments). * Knowledge of / experience with human subjects research requirements, especially for sensitive topics and vulnerable populations (e.g., minors). Preferred Qualifications * Advanced degree in a social/behavioral science discipline (e.g., psychology, psychometrics, educational testing and measurement, sociology, economics, organizational sciences, anthropology, public health) * Knowledge of and experience with human subjects research requirements, especially for sensitive topics and vulnerable populations (e.g., minors). * Preference given to qualified candidates with active US government clearance This requisition requires the following clearance(s): Secret MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status. MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. 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