American Institutes for Research

  • Quantitative Researcher

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    United States
  • Overview

    American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world's leading behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. We are a research consulting firm that provides research and evaluation, measurement, technical assistance and policy analysis. The intellectual diversity of our over 1,900 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to challenges that span the human life course. We apply rigorous science methods to address real world issues on behalf of clients that include federal and state agencies, leading foundations, school districts and private businesses and, international development agencies. AIR’s experts are a frequent source of information and guidance for policymakers, clients and the news media.

    The Quantitative Researcher will work on multiple research projects to improve outcomes for people with disabilties in employment, rehabilitation, and other relevant areas. We are seeking a quantitative researcher with strong statistical analysis skills. The position may be located in Washington, D.C. or Austin, TX.


    • Developing conceptual frameworks/logic models that guide project work
    • Analyzing data using statistical software packages (e.g., STATA, R)
    • Applying appropriate analysis techniques and statistical programming to the collection, examination, and reporting of quantitative data
    • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
    • Managing or leading projects or tasks
    • Preparing technical reports and journal articles and presenting findings to clients and the public
    • Assisting with the design of research plans, and the development and drafting of new business proposals
    • Providing assistance to clients for analytical or statistical expertise
    • Mentoring junior research analysts, sharing approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others


    • Ph.D. degree with 0-3 years related experience or Masters degree in a social science, economics or related field with 4-7 years of experience with expertise in psychometrics or applied statistics
    • Demonstrated experience in designing experiments and quasi-experiments and with the analysis of data collected through complex sample designs (e.g., hierarchical linear models, fixed effects analyses, instrumental variables)
    • Proven knowledge and interest in disability research, practice and/ or policy
    • Proficient in statistical and/or psychometric software (e.g., STATA, R, Winsteps) and open to learning new statistical tools in a relatively short period of time as required by different projects
    • Familiarity with measurement issues and practices
    • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, include the ability to produce concise, high-level summaries and briefings to non-technical audiences



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