American Institutes for Research

Research Associate

US-CA-San Mateo
Job ID
United States


The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. This position will be based in San Mateo.


The Research Associate will provide support on at least two projects focused on education and English language learners. The work will be focused in the content area of English language learners and quantitative research/ analysis; quantitative skills are a plus. For one project, the Research Associate will assist on a day-to-day basis in support of activities pertaining to child assessments, conducting classroom observations, training staff for data collection, preparing reports, and facilitating data feedback loops. Bilingual expertise (Spanish/English) is required for this position.

The work may involve some translation of documents for research participants as well as reviewing translated documents (Spanish/English). Other activities may include:
• Reviewing and processing data;
• Conducting interviews
• Conducting data analysis;
• Conducting data quality checks;
• Preparing and reviewing data tables, figures, and data documentation;
• Assisting with writing and the review of research papers and statistical reports;
• Revising manuscripts in response to editorial and technical comments;
• Preparing products for release based on detailed publication standards; and
• Developing presentations for professional audiences.


• M.A. in fields such as psychology, statistics, public policy, educational, or related fields is preferred;
• Experience quantitative methods/ analysis is preferred;
• At least two years of quantitative research and data analysis experience;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, including the ability to maintain a professional and effective working relationship with project staff and clients;
• Written and spoken Spanish fluency required;
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Attention to details and interests in educational research.



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