Senior Research Analyst - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-VA-Falls Church
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/14/2024 2:18 PM)
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Consulting/Business Management


LMI is seeking a Senior Research Analyst for on-site work in the National Capital Region.


The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve (RDER) initiative accelerates technologies through the development pipeline from prototypes to validated military capabilities. Specifically, RDER verifies the production readiness and operational utility of prototypes and recommends the most promising technologies for production. This position requires an Active Top Secret or TS clearance with SCI eligibility. 


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to powering a future-ready, high-performing government, drawing from expertise in digital and analytic solutions, logistics, and management advisory services. We deliver integrated capabilities that incorporate emerging technologies and are tailored to customers’ unique mission needs, backed by objective research and data analysis. Founded in 1961 to help the Department of Defense resolve complex logistics management challenges, LMI continues to enable growth and transformation, enhance operational readiness and resiliency, and ensure mission success for federal civilian and defense agencies.


We are seeking capable, qualified individuals to serve as research analysts to support Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy (DOTMLPF-P) risk-to-transition analyses for RDER projects. Qualified candidates will:

  • Possess strong research skills, knowing how and where to acquire information about DoD technologies, training, experiments, organizations, doctrine, etc.
  • Possess strong analytical abilities, knowing how to identify trends and draw conclusions from data.
  • Prepare finished analytical products, including briefings and technical reports.
  • Be willing to travel to and/or work from government facilities in the National Capital Region (e.g., the Pentagon, Mark Center, etc.). Some travel outside the National Capital Region may be required to attend events and interview stakeholders.


  • Master’s degree in a field that requires research and writing.
  • 10-15 years of experience leading and conducting research and analysis of written materials and through interviews.
  • Demonstrable advanced research, critical thinking, analysis, and writing experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and willing to work as part of a team.
  • Active Top Secret or TS clearance with SCI eligibility. 


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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