JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
American Institutes for Research
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading behavioral and social science research organization. We are a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. Our vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.
Our Education Program provides research and evaluation, policy analysis, and technical assistance on all aspects of education. We work on real world issues in support of our clients, which include federal/state/local agencies, international development organizations, foundations, all levels of educational institutions, and private businesses. Our team members are a frequent source of information and guidance to policymakers and the news media.
We are seeking an Economist/Quantitative Researcher with a passion for education to work in our Washington, DC, Chicago, IL or San Mateo, CA offices.
• Specification of research designs
• Application of appropriate techniques for quantitative data collection/analysis
• Reporting/presenting study results with recommendations for further research and practice in client reports and briefings
• Conference presentations
• Authoring of journal articles
• Assisting in developing and drafting new business proposals
• Leading projects and tasks, with assumption of greater responsibility over time
• Mentoring research analysts, sharing approaches to solving problems, and providing feedback on the work of others
A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, or related social science field, with expertise in econometrics or applied statistics; or Master’s degree with 5 or more years of relevant work experience in education or social science research with experience in client and project management. Able to apply advanced statistical methods, and communicate effectively about these methods to non-technical audiences. Highly proficient in STATA, R, SAS and/or other relevant software and open to learning new statistical methods tools as required by projects. Knowledge or experience with the analysis of large-scale micro level databases and conducting quantitative research on policy-relevant topics highly desired.
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