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Basic Research Expert


Headquarters: McLean, VA
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Overview: Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work. We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further.

To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers. Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.

Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together. Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories Responsibilities: Basic Research Expert required to provide substantive technical leadership for horizon scanning, in-depth studies, road-mapping efforts, risk/benefit analysis, and other related research and development activities; and write technical assessments that inform science and technology decision makes and help guide development of the investment policy. Qualifications: * Doctorate degree in science, engineering or mathematics * Ten or more years of basic and/or applied research program management experience * Senior level experience leading basic research investments at a national level (eg.

National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office). * Expert knowledge of systems planning, research, development, and engineering with the ability to create investment roadmaps that resolve high-level mission requirements into specific executable tasks. * Demonstrated successful past interactions with elite technical advisory groups (e.g. National Academies, JASONs, Defense Science Board) * Demonstrated flexibility to accept abrupt changes in mission and/or tasks.

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, leading, and executing basic research challenges via issuance of competitive solicitation procedures.