Research Analyst (China)

  • Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 13

Position description

Exovera’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) is seeking a motivated Chinese Linguist-Analyst to provide language-enabled research, analytic services and forward-thinking insight on complex issues related to China. 


CIRA provides research, analysis, and operational capabilities to government, defense, and private-sector clients. Our team consists of Chinese-, Russian-, and Iran-focused linguist-analysts who work closely with a cadre of software engineers to produce cutting-edge insights, data exploitation, and tool development.

Essential Job Duties

  • Work individually and as part of a team to conduct Chinese-language open source research and analysis using online sources, academic publications, gray literature, and in-house proprietary databases;
  • Identify and collect data for analysis and to create finished reports;
  • Write finished analytic reports for and engage with senior clients ranging from short briefs to monograph-length studies;
  • Establish subject matter expertise in areas of analytic responsibility, including identifying key items for research and analysis and potential new data sources;
  • Work with in-house software developers to identify and assist collection and processing of Chinese language documents and structured data 

Minimum Requirements

  • Active in-scope Secret clearance
  • Demonstrated expertise in the military strategy, doctrine, and capabilities; science and technology development; and/or political system of the People’s Republic of China;
  • Advanced Chinese language skills equivalent to or above ILR 2+ level for reading and listening;
  • Superior verbal and written English communication skills;
  • Strong demonstrated ability to work individually or as part of a team;
  • Bachelor's degree in area studies, intelligence studies, political science, security studies, international relations, data science, computer science, or related field; and
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active in-scope Top Secret clearance
  • Master's degree or PhD in relevant field
  • Minimum 5-6 years of relevant professional work experience;
  • Experience in Open-Source intelligence analysis with the U.S. government or as a U.S. government contractor;
  • Experience translating and summarizing general and technical material;
  • Experience building, processing, and analyzing large datasets;
  • Programming skills, such as experience in Python, Java, C, Go, Ruby, Swift, MongoDB, ArangoDB, PostgresSQL, Analyst Notebook, Palantir, or other programming languages and databases

Work Environment

  • Travel: Dunn Loring Station (orange line); free parking garage available on-site
  • Hybrid work schedule: in-person and remote
  • Flexible hours, non-shift work

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