CTEC Digital Researcher/Senior Research Associate

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CTEC Digital Researcher/Senior Research Associate
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Posting Number: S01487
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Typical Hours Per Week: 37.5
Regular, Temporary or Term: Term
If temporary or term, enter anticipated end date: 01/04/2022
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Hourly/Salaried: Salaried
Grade: SP3
Hiring Minimum: $50,193
Department: GSIPM-MANPTS
Location: Monterey, CA Campus
Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening: Criminal Background Check

Position Summary
The Digital Researcher/Senior Research Associate position is located within the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism (CTEC) on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. The Digital Researcher/Senior Research Associate will work on the technical implementation and management of CTEC's flagship online extremism project.

Essential Functions
Carry out technical maintenance, development, and qualitative and quantitative analysis for CTEC's online extremism initiative.

Oversees methodological direction and design in partnership with Senior Project Manager/Research Associate.

With Senior Project Manager/Research Associate, responsible for quality assurance on all project research, deliverables, and related open-source publications.

Provides visualizations and other platforms to assist the work of student researchers and CTEC's Senior Project Manager/Research Associate.

Develops long-term plan for improving and evolving the project's technology.

Assists Senior Project Manager/Research Associate with hiring and overseeing graduate research assistants.

Assesses the resonance of extremist messaging over social media platforms.

Co-manages the development of client deliverables with Senior Project Manager/Research Associate.

Briefs client, with Senior Project Manager/Research Associate and CTEC Director, on the team's findings on a monthly basis.

General Responsibilities
Work with CTEC's Senior Project Manager/Research Associate to produce and publish open-source research.

Collaborate with CTEC's leadership personnel to develop broader CTEC technical infrastructure with the goal of publishing open-source tools and code. Undertakes other support functions for CTEC as requested.

Education
Advanced degree in a related field (International Relations, Statistics, Analytics, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Understanding of and interest in extremist movements and groups.
Demonstrated proficiency in a data analysis language (R (preferred), Python, Julia).
Experience with web application frameworks (R Shiny preferred).
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong background in data visualization.
Interest in large-scale investigations of social media.
Foreign language working proficiency is strongly preferred.
Proficiency with Google Suite.

Experience
3+ years experience in a related field.

Physical Demands
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Essential job functions require ability to sit for extended periods of time, walk, bend, climb, push/pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally. Also requires fine dexterity and ability to grasp, i.e. for writing and word processing/data entry.

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/22452







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Posted: 11/13/2020
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