Research Analyst- Federal Experience Desired

Allegient Defense Arlington, VA, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


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Allegient Defense, Inc (ADI) is an SBA 8a certified and a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business providing technically oriented services from program management to advanced systems integration and engineering. We support Government and prime system integrators with engineering and management expertise. ADI helps clients with challenging Science & Technology, Engineering Acquisition, and Program Management Mission requirements. With a 90% Veteran Hiring rate, our staff quickly embed with clients, identify critical needs, and work relentlessly to accomplish the mission.

ADI is a leader in advanced technology research and solutions development, and we are growing quickly. ADI is currently hiring for a Senior Research Analyst to join our team in Arlington, VA. The qualified candidate will assist the Office of Naval Research, Warfighter Performance Department Code 34 which funds research involving the development of science and technology solutions directed toward maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health and human performance. The research is directed toward casualty prevention, the improvement of human performance in extreme environments, the selection of military personnel, the training of military personnel and the systems they interact with, the development of artificial intelligence and robotics, the development of communication and vision systems, the development of technology based on animal biology, the development of physiological monitoring devices, and research surrounding the influence of social media. Prior experience in the medical and/or research and development arenas, especially within the military, would be of great benefit.

Effective communication skills are vital with ability to develop enduring working relationships with enlisted personnel, junior and senior officers as well as civilians. Experience with product development and transition of applied research to prototyping, field testing, and acquisition. Flexibility in supporting long-term projects and short-term tasks. Thoroughly familiar and proficient in the use of commercial software packages such as Microsoft Word, Project, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The Research Analyst is a vital member of this team responsible for supporting all aspects overseeing the completion of research funded by ONR Code 34. The Research Analyst will have a particular focus on managing external relations for the Program Officers. External partners and research performers include a wide range of individuals and organizations, including the other services (Army, Air Force, and The Coast Guard), other government agencies (FDA), academia, industry and many components within the US Navy and Marine Corps. The Research Analyst will assist the Program Officer in managing deadlines and required documents of the research performers, communicating with the research performers, providing feedback on newly submitted research funding requests, prepare Power Point presentations for the Program Officer, help prepare briefs for the Program Officer, organize meetings, and support the Program Officer in the collection, review, and analysis of information.



  • Directly assist the Government Program Officers in the overall management of their programs, including the following: coordinate meetings with funded research performers, draft presentations and briefs, manage performer deadlines and review required documentation, maintain communication between Government Program Officers and research performers.
  • Coordinate program efforts and organize information associated with product development
  • Prepare and draft analyses, presentations, speeches, and reports relative to project and program management goals, objectives, and results.
  • Assist in reviewing program status reports and assess progress.
  • Develop documentation necessary to support the acquisition, funding, monitoring and close-out of contracts and grants.
  • Schedule and attend program preliminary and critical design reviews, program technical and financial reviews, and key demonstrations or tests.
  • Identify and review emerging requirements and opportunities for transition in areas related to Code 34’s objectives for selected technology programs.
  • Assist and support Code 34 in program and financial reviews, Governmental and Industry events, and sponsored or non-sponsored key demonstrations or tests.
  • Facilitate dialogue and interface with key decision makers and their staffs (e.g., Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), and Joint Staffs, Warfare Centers, System Commands, Program Executive Offices), Navy, Marine Corps and Joint technology needs, development, and acquisition working groups, and among various technical subject matter experts.
  • Collect, report, and archive regulations, policy, guidance, legislations, laws, and Congressional language related to supported programs and systems.


  • Masters’ degree or higher from an accredited college/university in relevant scientific and engineering areas, including Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Nanobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Human-Systems Integration/Human Factors, Neuroscience, Physiology, Exercise Science/Kinesiology, Allied Health Professions, Psychology, or Sociology.
  • Experience attending scientific and engineering (S&E) meetings.
  • Experience participating in Science & Engineering (S&E) discussions, analyzing and evaluating the S&E content of research proposals, and assisting in drawing written responses to S&E-related inquiries.
  • Experience in assisting with coordinating research collaborations with academia, federal government agencies, industry, or international organizations.
  • A Secret Clearance or an interim Secret Clearance before onboarding at ONR.
  • Additional Desired Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated experience with Navy and/or Marine Corps related operational activities (e.g., Infantry, Intelligence). Experience in assisting with coordinating research collaborations with academia, federal government agencies, industry, or international organizations. Demonstrate knowledge of the science and engineering research conducted by the DoD.
Allegient Defense

About Allegient Defense:

Allegient Defense is a world leader in the advancement of information technology, innovative weapon systems, and unmanned aerial vehicle science & technology.Our highly skilled team delivers services ranging from research and development, design and engineering to specialized technology, program management and artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI/ML).