American Institutes for Research

  • Research Assistant: School Improvement Projects

    Job Location US-MA-Waltham
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    United States
  • Overview

    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 Waltham, Massachusetts.


    This Research Assistant will support onsite classroom visits throughout Massachusetts. The goal of the classroom visits are to observe student engagement as it relates to teacher instruction. This Research Assistant will support research and evaluation projects related to educational interventions and school improvement. Responsibilities include data collection, data management, and analysis.


    • Bachelor's degree, with a focus on liberal arts.
    • Experience with STATA or R is preferred.
    • Excellent task management/organizational skills.
    • Qualitative and quantitative analysis skills.
    • Strong writing and organizational skills are highly desired.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • A strong interest in research in education or general social science topics, survey research, and quantitative analysis.
    • Experience in school settings also desirable.



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