Department: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Deadline: 23 November 2014
Job Description: Graduate Analysts / Scientists within the area of social sciences help to deliver objective and independent scientific advice to MOD and wider Government on issues including training, equipment, personnel, information, concepts and doctrine, organisation, infrastructure, logistics, interoperability and sustainability, to inform senior decision makers’ choices on capability, balance of investment and future requirements.
Working as part of a team, you will be involved in analysing defence and security issues of a tactical, strategic or political nature applying often innovative analysis and Operational Research techniques. This may include collecting, managing and analysing data within projects, and developing bespoke tools, models and techniques to solve challenging new problems, often using a multidisciplinary approach. Depending on your area of expertise, your work may also include: developing, analysing and evaluating novel or emerging techniques; modelling and simulation and applied/fundamental research in specialist areas.
In order to fulfil these roles, Dstl employs analysts and scientists from a diverse and wide range of social science backgrounds, in order to allow for holistic analysis to be undertaken. These backgrounds include: psychology (social, forensic, cognitive and occupational), anthropology, sociology, behavioural science, human sciences, physiology, media & communication studies, marketing, journalism studies, history, criminology, management science, war studies, international relations, strategic studies, geography, political science, intelligence analysts and social network analysts. [continue reading]
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