Manager of Behavioral Research-19018163

Location: Seaside
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

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 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.

We are currently seeking a Manager of Behavioral Research. This position will entail work in support of a wide range of applied behavioral science research initiatives in the Federal government.

* Remote/teleworking is possible and the on site work location is in Seaside, CA. 

Roles & Responsibilities include: 

  • Coordinate and conduct research using behavioral science principles, methodologies, and technologies in an applied governmental setting.

  • Oversee and assist in development of research designs, literature reviews, collection of field data through interviews and focus groups, and statistical or descriptive analyses.

  • Support and develop results of research through peer-reviewed publications, briefings and technical reports.

  • Work cooperatively with team members to ensure quality, timeliness, and accuracy of research products.

  • Regularly interface with Military customers and consumers to meet their requirements, and assist in implementation of research findings and products.

  • Complete routine managerial functions such as project review, human resources actions, performance appraisals, and career development.

  • Be able to clearly communicate with team members.

  • Make thoughtful and reasonable decisions.

  • Be professional in taking management actions and communicating actions to team members. 


Basic Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in a Behavioral Science field such as Psychology, Sociology, or Criminal Justice and five (5) years experience in applied research environment (research conducted in educational setting will be considered); PhD and 2 years of relevant. 
  • Experience managing or supervising personnel or projects
  • Demonstrated strong analytic skills
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills
  • Experience working in applied, Government research settings
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience providing project briefings to Government representatives
  • Working knowledge of and experience conducting analysis using SPSS or R
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong sense of time management
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality in scientific work
  • Ability to address client concerns and coordinate with the client on changes in scope of work
  • Ability to work in a team setting with scientists, technical writers, information technology specialists, policymakers, and Government stakeholders
  • Ability to develop personal work plans and work independently
  • Ability to think independently to identify problems and propose solutions
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and hold a Top Secret government clearance. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Behavioral Science field STRONGLY preferred. 
  • Experience working with Military Human Resources or Research programs
  • Experience with government technical reports, research reports, or other written research results as primary author.
  • Exposure to data science/""big data"" capabilities, techniques, and approaches such as ETL, R, Random Forest, 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions

Job ID: 19018163

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Top Secret Required