JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Education Analytics

Research Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462250
Date Posted: 02/01/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Scientist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I -- Health, Education, and Welfare

Status Update: Listing Closed - Enough Applications Submitted
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Education Analytics (EA) is a non-profit organization that uses rigorous data analysis to inform education research, management, and policy decisions.

Research Scientists collaborate with external and internal staff, and play a substantial role in directing various programs of research. The role requires analytical, statistical, communication, and project management skills to meet the challenges of leading applied statistical research and making substantive contributions to the fields of educational data analysis, measurement, and policy.

Responsibilities include:
Developing statistical models for education policy applications using some or all of the following approaches: econometrics, linear regression, multilevel/hierarchical linear modeling, Bayesian methods, propensity score matching, or machine learning

Writing researcher-oriented documents including conference papers and presentations, journal articles, working papers, and technical documentation

Collaborating with/supervising analysts to code/implement statistical models for external partners and for internal research

Co-creating written documentation with EA data strategists and analysts, such as technical memos, policy briefs, partner reports, practitioner guidebooks, and grant proposals, for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences


Skills and Experience:

Ph.D. in Economics or related field

Deep knowledge of statistical and analytic approaches for educational applications

Excellent problem-solving and systems-thinking skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Customer-service and entrepreneurial orientation to working with partners

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 03/15/2019
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