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Mathematica Policy Research
Washington, DC
May 15, 2018
May 29, 2018
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Position DescriptionMathematica is a nationally-recognized nonpartisan policy research organization that conducts policy analysis, program evaluation, data collection, and data analytics, and provides technical assistance to help programs build and use evidence effectively. We improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the work we do for federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations. The following projects illustrate the type of work we currently have under way.A project to use behavioral science to design and evaluate program improvementsA study to estimate the prevalence of identity theft in the SNAP (food stamp) programA study using predictive analytics to better understand the characteristics of children and families who use child welfare and Medicaid servicesAn evaluation of programs that provide coaching for hard-to-employ low-income populationsAn evaluation to examine the impacts of charter schools on students' achievement, students' school success, and parents' satisfactionA project to provide TANF agencies evidence-based technical assistance on improving their servicesA project to provide states, school districts, and organizations with assistance on developing approaches to strengthen the professional development of teachers and principalsMathematica is seeking human services researchers to conduct studies and technical assistance projects in education, family support, child welfare, child development, labor, and related topics analyses. Duties include:Design rigorous methods for evaluating programs and policies, conduct analyses, review and synthesize existing evidence, draft briefs and reportsProvide assistance to programs and other organizations on conducting evaluationsProvide evidence-based technical assistance to programs on using and building evidence to guide their decisions.Present findings to policy, practitioner, and researcher audiences and publish in professional journalsYou would join our multidisciplinary staff of over 300 doctoral-level researchers with degrees in public policy, economics, statistics, psychology, education, sociology, demography, and related fields. This position can be located in any of the following offices: Princeton, NJ, Washington, DC, Cambridge, MA, Oakland, CA, or Chicago, IL. We offer our employees a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and employee ownership. We strongly encourage applications by researchers of all racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.Position RequirementsPh. D. or equivalent in public policy, economics, sociology, demography, statistics, psychology, education, or a related fieldStrong quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skillsExcellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate complex research methods and findings for a practitioner and policy audienceAbility to work well in teams

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