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Research Assistant - Giant Oak

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Job Title
Research Assistant
Job Location
Giant Oak - Arlington
Job Description

At Giant Oak, we see data differently. We look behind the numbers to see individuals and communities. We seek to observe and describe the world; and we take advantage of data generation, storage, aggregation, and visualization technologies. We apply social science to big data environments to identify illicit actions, actors, and networks. Our goal is to do our part to make the world a better, freer, and more secure place. 

Giant Oak seeks part-time Research Assistants.

Each Research Assistant will conduct research and data collection to support the development of a software tool used by government and private sector clients to identify security threats through domain specific indexing and search capabilities. Research Assistants will conduct data evaluations that provide crucial input to the development and improvement of the software. This includes coding data used to develop text models that predict whether given pieces of open source information are about certain topics such as terrorism or international fugitives and assisting the science team in creating custom domains for clients. In addition, Research Assistants will work on a variety of other projects involving financial threats, insurgency, crime, and terrorism.

Key Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm to work hard and achieve results in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both autonomously and in constant collaboration with teammates, colleagues, and external contacts
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Desire to delve into details to understand how they fit into the big picture
  • Proven ability to use the internet for research
  • Discretion for sensitive information

Required Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work a varied schedule based on the needs of the people or team you support 
  • Must be eligible for a U.S. Security Clearance

Preferred Experience:

  • Educational background in Social Science, Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Experience with data or statistical analysis 


  • Fully remote position, but our office is based in Arlington, VA
  • Access to Deskpass co-working spaces nationwide


Giant Oak Headquarters Location

, VA

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Giant Oak Company Size

Between 20 - 50 employees

Giant Oak Founded Year


Giant Oak Total Amount Raised


Giant Oak Funding Rounds

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  • Series Unknown

    $6,125,685 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $10,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $296,016 USD

  • Seed

    $280,000 USD