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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.


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

Application Requirements:
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