Senior Computational Social Scientist at Two Six Labs

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Arlington, Virginia





Job Description:

Two Six Technologies is seeking a Senior Computational Social Scientist to research and develop tools and techniques that can provide a novel understanding of social systems. Interested candidates should have demonstrated expertise in computational social science research as well as keen technical acumen.

At Two Six Labs you will join a small, multidisciplinary team of researchers from industry and academia that values cooperation and creativity. In this role you will become familiar with critical global health problems and help develop social models that can quantifiably predict a populations' response to public health interventions.

Requirements:


  • Work with a multi-disciplinary research team to construct models to quantifiably predict human behavior from natural language data sources.
  • Verify models using online survey and data collection methods.
  • Design and implement novel data collection technologies.
  • Communicate results to the larger research community.

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the tools and methodologies for social science modeling (e.g. agent-based modeling, probabilistic programming).
  • Familiarity with methods for fitting models under uncertainty (e.g. MCMC and gradient methods).
  • Experience developing software for an integrated system.
  • Familiarity with common programming languages and data models (e.g. Python, JSON).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • 3+ years of work experience and/or a graduate degree in the field of computational social science.
  • Understanding of common integration methodologies (e.g. containerization, devops).

Nice to Have:

  • Familiarity with global health challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Understanding of broad machine learning and data science topics.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.

Clearance/Citizenship:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance
  • US Citizenship

Two Six Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Two Six Technologies without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical and mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran, marital, pregnancy or citizenship status; or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Two Six Technologies and require an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at Two Six Technologies by calling 703-543-9662 or sending an email to hr@twosixtech.com . Information provided will be kept confidential and used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.