A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Job Opportunity: Special Projects Researcher

The Special Projects Researcher will be responsible for performing a variety of basic research tasks on multiple projects, including identifying and summarizing sources, coding data and implementing data quality control processes, analysis, preparing reports (performing qualitative and/or quantitative analysis, writing, proof-reading, formatting), and preparing and delivering presentations. The Special Projects Researcher will be responsible for supervising small teams of 1-5 hourly research assistants or interns for some of these tasks.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least one year of prior terrorism-related research
  • Substantive knowledge within two or more of the Special Projects research areas above
  • Policy-relevant knowledge of CBRN pursuit and use by non-state actors
  • Training and/or experience with one or more research methodologies
  • Familiarity with terrorism and counterterrorism literature
  • Ability to effectively supervise undergraduate and/or graduate research assistants and interns
  • Ability to handle pressure and meet deliverable deadlines
  • Flexibility to switch topic areas and tasking as projects require


  • Substantive expertise within at least one of the Special Projects research areas above
  • Experience with data quality control procedures or producing qualitative case studies
  • Superior writing and presentation abilities
  • Substantive knowledge or expertise in CBRN-related hard science fields, e.g. chemistry, biology, virology, nuclear physics
  • Familiarity with technical aspects of non-state actor relevant CBRN technologies
  • Capability to research in multiple languages
  • Training in statistical analysis and/or ArcGIS

For more information on this position and how to apply click https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58160.