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Quantitative Education Researcher

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Job Location US-TX-Austin

Job ID 10632

Job Location United States

Category Research

Overview

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIRs vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. We are currently looking for a Quantitative Researcher with strong statistical analysis for our Austin, TX office. The Researcher will work on multiple projects providing support for various research projects, including projects based in Texas through the education research centers.

Responsibilities

The Quantitative Researcher will work on several projects with responsibilities including:

- Developing conceptual frameworks/logic models that guide project work

- Analyzing data using statistical software packages (e.g., STATA, R)

- Applying appropriate analysis techniques and statistical programming to the collection, examination, and reporting of quantitative data

- Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures

- Managing or leading projects or tasks

- Preparing technical reports and journal articles and presenting findings to clients and the public

- Assisting with the design of research plans, and the development and drafting of new business proposals

- Providing assistance to clients for analytical or statistical expertise

- Mentoring junior research analysts, sharing approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others

Qualifications

- Ph.D. degree with 0-3 years related experience or Masters degree in a social science, economics or related field with 4-7 years of experience with expertise in psychometrics or applied statistics

- Demonstrated experience in designing experiments and quasi-experiments and with the analysis of data collected through complex sample designs (e.g., hierarchical linear models, fixed effects analyses, instrumental variables)

- Proven interest in and knowledge of K-12 education

- Proficient in statistical and/or psychometric software (e.g., STATA, R, Winsteps) and open to learning new statistical tools in a relatively short period of time as required by different projects

- Familiarity with measurement issues and practices

- Strong communication skills, both written and oral, include the ability to produce concise, high-level summaries and briefings to non-technical audiences

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