JOE - June 2012

Optimal Solutions Group
Senior Research Associate-Education Research Center
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Research Associate-Education Research Center
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: College Park, MD, USA
JEL Classifications:
A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
Deadline Date: 06/2012

JOE ID Number: 201206_397137

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
Optimal Solutions Group seeks a senior research associate to play a leadership role in providing technical/analytic support to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The candidate should have broad knowledge of the psychometric and operations components of the NAEP, expertise related to educational measurement, assessment, quantitative research, NAEP reporting experience, and extensive experience managing large complex research projects for the federal government.

--Ph.D. in psychology, education, economics, or public policy
--6-years demonstrated management responsibility with track record of solid accomplishments
--Working knowledge and experience in providing services under the Government's regulatory requirements regarding complex contracts
--Recognized expert in assessment, research, and/or development
--Experience directing large multi-site studies, developing proposals, budgets, and monitoring project costs
--Experience working with large-scale data sets, quality control, and writing policy-related briefs
--Design/monitor research projects involving advanced statistical, modeling, and analysis techniques
--Project director - supervise/review work of others, lead team
--Represent the company's expertise in specialized research through technical communications, testimony, publications, and conferences
Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: Please send your resume with a cover letter and writing sample to: with SRRA-ERC in the subject line.

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Email for Applications:
FAX for Applications: 240-757-0238

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