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. AIR’s Research and Evaluation area is seeking a Research Assistant to join our team in Washington, DC. The Research Assistant will provide support on several large-scale international assessments, for example, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
The Research Assistant will assist on a day-to-day basis in support of activities pertaining to international assessments. Work activities will primarily include researching topics pertaining to international education; assisting with 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; assisting with website updates; and developing presentations for professional audiences.
• B.A./B.S. in education, economics, statistics, public policy, psychology, sociology, or a related field, and basic research experience; • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office package, including Excel and PowerPoint; • Ability to work under conditions requiring careful attention to detail; • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities under time constraints; • Superior oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences; • 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; • Interest in research in education; comparative and international studies; content areas such as mathematics, science, or reading; or general social science topics; • Preferred: Quantitative researach experience and experience working with one or more statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R).
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