Job Posting: Research Analyst Specializing in Bangladesh

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command, based in North Carolina, is looking to fill a position for an academic research analyst specializing in Bangladesh.

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Applicants must be U.S. citizens (unfortunately no exceptions) and have a minimum of a masters degree to be considered for the position. The work is challenging and exciting, and involves periodic travel to South Asia, as well as domestic travel in the United States.  See below for further information:

U.S. Army Special OperationsResearcher/Analyst (Intelligence Specialist, GG-0132-11)
on Bangladesh
, two-year temporary position with the possibility of being extended.

Location: North Carolina, United States
Institution Type: Government
Position Type: Research Professional
Announcement Closes: 30 April 2009 (applications must be submitted prior to this date)

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Main Category: Bangladesh Area Studies
Secondary Categories: General Social Sciences
Sociology
Political Science/International Relations
Anthropology
South Asia Area/Ethnic Studies
South Asian History
Prerequisite: Must be a U.S. Citizen–no exceptions

The U.S. Army 4th Psychological Operations Group needs a researcher/analyst with graduate level knowledge of the political, social, cultural, economic and/or communications environment in Bangladesh. A position is now open at the GG-11 level for a specialist on Bangladesh. The beginning salary for the positions is $58,155. This is a two-year temporary position with the possibility of being extended.

A successful candidate must have strong reading and listening comprehension skills in Bangla; be able to conduct social science or intelligence-related research and analysis; and be able to write high quality studies and assessments in English, using a broad range of data and sources. The position requires travel within the U.S. and abroad. Ability to work closely with U.S. and possibly foreign military personnel is essential, but military experience is not required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and keep at least a SECRET level security clearance. The position closes on 30 April 2009.

A more detailed description of the positions can be accessed through the Civilian Personnel On-line website at http://cpol.army.mil. Follow the links from “Employment” to “Search for Jobs.” At the bottom of the page titled “Vacancy Announcement Board” in the “Search- Announcement” block enter the announcement number WTST09029654R2. Applications MUST be submitted online through the CPOL website by self-nomination using the Army’s Resume Builder and RESUMIX data base. For further information on the application process contact Norman Gardner, Chief, PACOM Strategic Studies Detachment, e-mail: gardnen@soc.mil.