Job Listing: Researcher I/O Psych

11/17/2015 1:17 PM | Anonymous

American Institutes for Research

Location: Washington, D.C.

The American Institutes for Research is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge. 

AIR's workforce and training group has been at the forefront of applied research to enhance the performance of individuals and organizations. AIR has focused on this critical need for over 60 years since our founder, John Flanagan, began developing combat pilot selection procedures to identify candidates who were best suited for these high-stress jobs.

Through innovative research and the application of evidence-based practices, AIR’s Workforce and Training groups supports the development of high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. Our work encompasses the entire life cycle—workforce preparedness, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, retention, and more—and provides our public and private sector clients with unique insight and solutions. Our experts apply research-based principles in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs required for maximizing human and organizational potential in the 21st century.

AIR is currently seeking an Industrial-Organizational Psychology Researcher for our Washington, D.C. office.


The Researcher will work on several projects with responsibilities that may include: 

  • Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise
  • Managing or leading projects or tasks 
  • Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work (e.g., data collection and analysis plans)
  • Applying appropriate techniques to collect, analyze and report quantitative data
  • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
  • Preparing technical reports and journal articles and present findings to clients and the public
  • Assisting in developing and drafting new business proposals
  • Mentoring research analysts, sharing their approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others


  • A Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Highly proficient in data management and analysis procedures. Proficient in data analysis programs, such as SPSS, Excel, MPlus, and various IRT programs
  • Strong writing skills, specifically the ability to describe quantitative analyses to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical methods, such as psychometrics and hierarchical linear modeling.
  • A demonstrated willingness and ability to learn new statistical techniques as they become necessary

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance.

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