Senior Researcher

American Institutes for Research
Arlington, VA
Jun 26, 2022
Jul 10, 2022
Full Time
Senior Researcher (NCES) for American Institutes for Research to work at our Arlington, VA loc. May telecommute as necessary. Conduct all aspects of survey research analysis, incl: to analyze, interpret, & report complex quantitative data using appropriate statistical/psychometric methods; and to conduct & lead studies using designs such as randomized control trials, regression discontinuity, & quasi-experimental designs with tight controls. Develop conceptual frameworks/logic models to guide project work. Design data collection frameworks &/or crosswalks. Lead design of policy, research studies, & evaluations. Evaluate stat methods & procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, efficiency, etc. Manage/lead research tasks &/or med-to-large projects &/or high-profile/risk projects (timelines, budgets, risk, scope, team, conflict management, etc). Monitor, coord, & provide direction to project staff; advise on research methods & reporting. Develop & manage daily relationships with clients to plan, implement, & present results of study. Provide analytical/stat assistance to clients. Serve as a lead expert. Manage proposals & identify new business opps. Lead teams in writing proposals &/or grants & evaluation reports, incl recommendations. Manage & mentor Jr research analysts. Prepare & review data tables, figures & docs. Write report sections, tech docs, & other deliverables. Do written & oral presentation on research questions, findings, & potential impacts. Little domestic travel may be involved. May undergo background checks. Must have Masters in Education, Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Psychology, Sociology, or related field, 5 yrs relevant exp in education statistics, and required skills (3 yrs); PhD in Edu, Econ, Stats, Public Policy, Psych, Soc, or rel, 2 yrs relevant exp in education statistics, and required skills (2 yrs); or any suitable combination of education, training, or experience is acceptable. Requires skills in: sampling; statistics; the design of surveys including sample surveys; analysis of data collected through complex sample designs; sampling theory incl sampling, weighting, and estimation; and one of the following software programs: SAS, STATA, R, or Winsteps. Apply at; ref. Job #12234. EOE

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