Assistant Research Scientist

University Of Maryland Berwyn Heights , MD 20740

Posted 2 weeks ago

The University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) seeks to hire an Assistant Research Scientist to work on projects that involve applying psychology knowledge and methods to security or intelligence problems and domains. For instance, the scientist may work on social influence and how to counteract disinformation; computational linguistic methods of detecting individual differences, such as personality; selection and performance appraisal of individuals in cyber security jobs; and detecting and mitigating insider threat and building insider trust.


  • Work with multidisciplinary teams of research scientists (e.g.,data scientists, linguists, psychologists, computer scientists) to design and carry out research

  • Review and synthesize existing literature

  • Prepare applications and maintain records for the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Direct and conduct data collection in a variety of settings and using a variety of methods

  • Train faculty research assistants and undergraduate assistants

  • Analyze data qualitatively and quantitatively, such as applying established and new analysis methods to novel data sets

  • Develop new analysis methods and design methods, such as for deploying detection measures for possible insider threat in the field

  • Prepare presentations, reports, and scholarly publications related to research

This is a full-time position with benefits. The position is subject to the availability of funding. The applicant must have an interest in building expertise in and conducting research in applied psychology.

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Assistant Research Scientist

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