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Education Analytics

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Principal Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462646
Date Posted: 05/02/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Principal Researcher
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
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.

Principal Researchers at EA lead applied, rigorous statistical research; collaborate with external partners and internal staff; and use a mix of analytic, communication, project management, and leadership skills to make substantive contributions to educational data analysis, measurement, and policy.

Responsibilities:

Developing statistical models for educational applications using econometrics, linear regression, multilevel/hierarchical linear modeling, Bayesian methods, propensity score matching, and/or machine learning.

Securing external funding for research initiatives (e.g., from foundations, federal funding agencies, etc.)

Writing grant applications, conference proposals, journal manuscripts, and working papers for publication

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

Co-creating written documentation (technical memos, policy briefs, partner reports, practitioner guidebooks) for technical and non-technical audiences

Skills and Experience:

Ph.D. in Economics or related field

10+ years of postdoctoral research experience

Proven track record of securing funding for research

Experience managing teams

Deep knowledge of statistical 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

Desire to work in a team environment at a fast-growing, fast-paced nonprofit

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