Senior Behavioral Scientist

Clearance Level
Lanham, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Analytical Thinking

Clinical Data

Research Data


Scientific Research

REQ#: RQ171922
Public Trust: MBI (T2)
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important. GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Sr. Behavioral Scientist, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

Our work depends on a Sr. Behavioral Scientist to develop, lead, and operate Insider Threat programs at Federal agencies. As a Sr. Behavioral Scientist, you will implement GDIT’s cutting-edge Insider Threat technologies and processes to enhance the protection of our nation’s high-value assets and mission-critical data. The ideal candidate has experience with Insider Threat programs and tools in the Federal sector.


  • Initiates and executes scientific research and/or development studies. Analyzes problems and applies theoretical techniques to develop solutions

  • Investigates and advises management regarding feasibility of new projects, systems, or approaches.

  • Analyzes problems and applies theoretical techniques to develop solutions.

  • Analyzes and organizes technical data and reports into summaries for management review.

  • Prepares technical reports, manuals, and procedures.

  • Defines and describes scientific tests to be performed.

  • Leads test programs and prepares reports of test results.

  • May coach and provide guidance to less experienced professionals.  

  • May serve as a team or task lead.


Required Qualifications:

  • Required Education: Ph.D and 10+ years of relevant experience.

  • Experience applying User Behavior Analytics techniques, technologies, and processes to insider threat programs within the Financial Services Industry or US Intelligence Community.

  • Experience developing approaches successfully deter, detect, and mitigate near and long-term cyber threats from User Behavior Analytics.

  • Experience designing experiments and analysis to answer targeted questions related to cyber security, fraud analytics, and risk management.

  • Experience implementing User Behavior Analytics governance processes; specifically, the discipline to organize reporting, analytics and manipulate data to support analytical models and filters.

  • Expertise performing innovative deep data analysis across a wide range of IT systems to identify anomalous activity by privileged and nonprivileged users.

  • Experience analyzing big data using sophisticated analytical and algorithmic techniques.

Recommended Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in scientific functional area(s)

  • Advanced knowledge of the related equipment and systems used in scientific functional area(s)

  • Location: DC metro area preferred but remote applicants considered.  Team members living in the DC metro need to travel to client sites at the discretion of the government lead.  The Government site is in Lanham, MD.

​Citizen: Must be a US Citizen and be able to pass a background investigation.


  • Full-flex work week.  

  • 401K with company match.  

  • Customizable health benefits packages.  

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators.  

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career.  

  • Rewards program for high-performing employees. 

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $122,366 - $204,360. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.