Senior Researcher (Information Operations)

MAG Aerospace
  • Location
    Quantico, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 19

Position description

Here at MAG, we provide and enable real-time situational awareness to help our customers make the world smaller and safer. We are laser focused on serving our customers by providing technical expertise, operational excellence, and flawless execution. Our success is due entirely to the high caliber of employees we recruit, hire, and retain.


MAG has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Researcher experienced in Information Operations in Quantico, VA! We are seeking a professional experienced with conducting in-depth research, complete and definitive analysis, and reviewing and documenting analytical findings in a classified military environment.


This position is for on-site work and requires an active DoD Top Secret clearance.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Conduct independent research and analysis of national and international forecasts, social, technical, economic, environmental, political, informational and military topics of potential strategic significance to the nation, DoD, and Marine Corps.
  • Identify global long-range strategic patterns and trends for emerging threats, challenges, opportunities, technological adversaries, allies, partners, and regions with high potential for conflict and instability.
  • Conduct “horizon scanning” of the emerging future environment for indications of change that may be strategically significant to the nation, DoD, and Marine Corps.
  • Advise government project officers on related research topics
  • Assist in developing information briefings, reports, plans, and recommendations for changes to combat capabilities, warfighting concepts, experimentation, wargaming, and science and technology investments, with a specific focus on doctrine and capabilities in the Information Domain
  • Plan, conduct, and participate in academic forums such as seminars, conferences and workshops locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Coordinate with internal and external agencies and developing relationships with various experts from within military services, the inter-agency, industry, academia, think tanks, major educational institutions, science and technology organizations, non-traditional sources, and appropriate international groups or agencies.
  • Prepare authoritative, publishable articles, commentaries, assessments, and staff products.


Minimum Requirements

  • 20 years professional experience conducting in-depth research, complete and definitive analysis, and thorough review and documentation of analytical findings, courses of action and conclusions
  • Experience with USMC doctrine and execution of Information Operations
  • Ability to interact with senior government and military personnel
  • Experience in interagency operations, combat development or defense acquisition
  • Proven ability to think, analyze, and write clearly and concisely


  • Advanced degree (Masters or higher) in: National Security Affairs, International Relations, Engineering, Sciences, Economics, History, Mathematics, or other related fields


  • DoD Top Secret clearance
  • Eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information and Special Access Programs
  • U.S. Citizen

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