Job Listing: Senior Quantitative Researcher

12/08/2015 9:15 AM | 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 Lifelong Learning program 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 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 government and commercial 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 a Senior Quantitative Researcher for our Washington, D.C. office.


The Senior Quantitative Researcher works on several projects providing analytical or statistical support with responsibilities to include:

  • Applying appropriate techniques to collect, organize, and analyze quantitative data
  • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
  • Creating and piloting quantitative data collection instruments
  • Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise
  • Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work
  • Managing or leading projects or tasks
  • Preparing technical reports and journal articles
  • Presenting findings to clients and to the public
  • Assisting in developing and drafting business proposals
  • Mentoring research associates, sharing his/her approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing positive and constructive feedback on the work of others


  • A Ph.D in Educational Measurement, Quantitative Psychology, Statistics, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, or related field, with at least 5 years of relevant work experience in test development and applied statistical analysis.
  • Able to apply advanced statistical methods and communicate effectively about these methods to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Highly proficient in Excel, SAS, SPSS and/or R, and open to learning new statistical tools as required by different projects.
  • Experience with large and/or complex data files, including a variety of file types such as .dat, .xlsx, .xml, .sav, and .sas7bdat.
  • Knowledge of classical test theory, item response theory, scaling and equating.
  • Project management and business development experience is a plus

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at To apply, please go to Candidates must apply online for consideration.  EOE.


Carolyn Kenny, Recruiting Assistant

Phone: (202) 403-5829 / Email:



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