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Human Services Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467942
Date Posted: 10/20/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Human Services Researcher
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
JEL Classification: I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs and policies.

Mathematica’s Human Services division is seeking researchers to conduct studies and support program improvement in the areas of family support, employment, education, child welfare, nutrition and criminal justice.

Depending on projects and interests, duties might include:
• Developing and executing rigorous study designs, conducting analyses of quantitative data, and applying innovative methods such as machine-learning techniques
• Contributing to briefs and reports and developing data visualizations to enhance the accessibility of findings.
• Assessing the strength of study designs and summarizing large and diverse sets of existing research through systematic reviews and meta-analyses
• Guiding policymakers and practitioners in the use of data and evidence to make decisions about program selection and adaptation
• Disseminating findings to policy, practitioner, and researcher audiences.

Position Requirements:
• Ph.D. in economics, public policy, education, statistics, data science, or a related field
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate complex research methods and findings for a practitioner and policy audience
• Experience working at a human services program or agency, school district, child welfare agency, state or federal government, or foundations

Mathematica, an employee-owned company, offers a strong benefits package, including a profit-sharing 401(k) plan, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, health, dental, disability, and life insurance plans and paid time off. Training and professional development are also provided.

Mathematica has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our research is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives. We offer Employee Resources Groups, local diversity and inclusion activities in each office, and a Diversity council.

A cover letter, CV, and writing sample or job market paper must be submitted through our website. Application deadline is December 10th, 2021.

Three letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by your references to

Available locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2022