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Data Science Team - Associate Research Analyst

CNA, 3003 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America Req #11
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Data Science Team works on projects to help the Department of the Navy and other government agencies to develop advanced analytics and algorithms for systems, sensors, networks, and platforms to ensure America's defense in the 21st century. DST researchers have relevant experience (either in course work, previous job experience, or military experience) in programming, machine learning, model building, and data visualization.

Staff at this level will provide research, analytical, and technical support on a range of projects.

1. Under close supervision, conducts research and analysis that meets CNA’s quality standards* on focused, structured questions. Can effectively apply standard, routine, and well-established analytic methodologies. With minimal direction and supervision, routinely produces analysis that is logical and traceable as well as objective and unbiased. Shows some analytic creativity. 2. Develops rudimentary institutional knowledge of primary clients/sponsors; their culture, organization, and issues. 3. Contributes productively and harmoniously to the work of others; treats everyone respectfully, professionally and fairly. Keeps others informed. Actively engages with colleagues and works with manager to identify opportunities for collaborations within team and division. Seeks out others working on similar topics. 4. Supports business development efforts and/or marketing activities by conducting background research and helping prepare materials under the direction of more experienced staff. 5. Limited interaction with sponsors/clients and their study POCs under the supervision of an experienced colleague. 6. Impact largely confined to individual project work. 7. Demonstrates basic, effective communication skills, both written and oral. Can effectively present work to colleagues and CNA managers. 8. Works under close supervision on focused, well-structured pieces of projects. 9. Exhibits a positive attitude in interactions with colleagues and clients/sponsors. Serves as an effective member of project or research team by supporting leadership as needed. 10. Performs other duties as assigned.

1. Education: Minimum Master’s degree in a relevant field (Data Science related field) or equivalent experience. 2. Experience: Typical minimum requirements Master’s & 0+ years of experience in research and analysis. 3. Skills: Ability to construct effective briefings using MS PowerPoint and intermediate skills with MS Word and Excel and other standard software packages. Ability to apply machine learning techniques, building models (statistical, mathematical, simulation, etc.) in programming languages such as R or Python. Ability to analyze complex datasets using effective visualizations of data in achieved results; skilled in programming, statistics, machine learning, and data visualization. Working knowledge of data and information management analysis techniques and best practices. 4. Other: Ability to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.
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