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Social Scientist - Human Terrain

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Aerotek is currently accepting resumes for upcoming positions on the Human Terrain Systems program. Mission of the program is to conduct field studies of cultures and work hand-in-hand with the Military to reduce violence and create peaceful relations with foreign countries. Current mission is in Afghanistan, and qualified candidates will need to be comfortable doing field work in Afghanistan. Selected candidates will be responsible for the following:

-Plans, designs, and authorizes highly complex research projects to provide a framework for collection and analysis.
-Creates overarching research plans.
-Conducts and manages ethnographic research, determines methodology, and analysis to develop research instruments for interview protocols and surveys.
-Provides authoritative advice on all phases, types of socio-cultural research, and analysis to develop a common operating picture of the socio-cultural combat environment for recommendations into the military decision making process.
-Directs and participates in qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies to include direct observation, visual ethnography, key leader engagement, participant observation, depth interviewing, group or focus group interviewing, surveying, secondary source research, and mixed method approaches.
-Assesses research processes and methods to improve future research, analysis, and products.

Minimum Requirements:

-Master's Degree in Social Science Field (Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Middle Eastern Studies, etc)
-Minimum of 1 year professional experience (paid/outside of academic programs) in field research and setting up of studies/interviews
-Must be able to pass physical/medical deployment requirements as outlined by US Government
-Must be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance
-Must be comfortable working in potential hazardous environment and deploy to Afghanistan
-Must pass training at Fort Leavenworth (Phase 1) and Fort Polk (Phase 2)

Preferred Requirements:

-PhD in Social Science Field
-Middle Eastern experience
-Field work in foreign territory
-Conversational ability or fluency in Farsi or Pashto languages

Interested applicants should forward resumes to Jason Smith at jassmith AT

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Aerotek, Inc
Jason P Smith
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Aerotek is a leading provider of commercial, industrial and technical recruiting and staffing services. Aerotek has a long history of customized recruiting and placement solutions that continually place the best candidates at all levels of skill and expertise.