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Data Science Team - Research Specialist

CNA, 3003 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America Req #7
Wednesday, January 1, 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.

Research Specialists are expected to support project and other corporate needs including through (1) collecting, processing, vetting, and analyzing pertinent data for further use and/or (2) conducting technical assistance activities such as planning and organizing meetings and seminars, and/or (3) supporting the process of developing and submitting proposals through collecting and organizing resumes, past performance reports, and corporate capabilities.

JOB DESCRIPTION/DUTIES 
1. Apply standard research methodologies to gather, process, and analyze data. Use relevant database software to effectively organize and present data and generate reports.  Demonstrate facility at the intermediate level with Microsoft Office and other standard CNA software packages to accomplish primary duties. 2. Develop a basic familiarity with the missions and organizational structure of the division or team's major client/sponsors.  3. Participate in meetings with project team. Support preparation for client/sponsor interactions. Identify client/sponsor POC for their projects. 4. Develop a sufficient understanding or expertise on specific tasks, issues or data so as to make a positive contribution to project outcomes. 5. Develop basic knowledge about CNA, its organization, key personnel and personalities, and relevant CNA standard operating procedures (SOPs), to include basic knowledge of CNA business environment. Understand the concepts of core, above core, and above ceiling/ domestic. Have basic awareness of the project development process. 6. Possess the skills necessary to communicate information concisely, precisely, and in a grammatically correct manner in oral and written communication. Present and summarize data effectively. 7. Work under close supervision on focused, well-structured pieces of projects. Tracks personal project spending. 8. Exhibit a positive attitude in interactions with colleagues, clients/sponsors, and staff. Take initiative offering assistance when opportunities arise.  

JOB REQUIREMENTS 
1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field (Data Science related field) or equivalent experience required. 2. Experience: Minimum 0 years relevant experience required. 3. Skills: Skilled in programming, statistics, machine learning, and data visualization; Microsoft Office; database management; good interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; strong critical thinking and organizational skills; knowledge of research techniques. 4. Ability to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance.


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