American Institutes for Research

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Research Associate

    Job Location US-DC
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    United States
  • Overview

    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 Human Capital Solutions team within Research and Evaluation is seeking an I/O Psychology Research Associate for our Washington, D.C. office to work in the areas of—workforce preparedness, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, retention, and more—and provide our public and private sector 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.


    The I/O Psychology Research Associate will work as part of a research team on one or more projects with responsibilities that may include:

    • Designing and conducting training course or program evaluations
    • Conducting workforce analyses
    • Planning and conducting quantitative analyses
    • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures (e.g., data collection, instrument preparation, and statistical analyses)
    • Preparing technical reports and journal articles
    • Presenting topics to clients and the public
    • Designing and conducting research projects for federal and private sponsors
    • Writing or contributing to competitive proposals for applied social science research
    • Periodic travel may be required


    • Master's Degree in I/O Psychology, plus experience in a behavioral or social science research field (e.g., I/O psychology, sociology, organizational development, human resources)
    • Highly proficient in data management and analysis procedures. Proficient in data analysis programs, such as SPSS and Excel. Familiarity with syntax driven analyses in software programs such as R is a plus.
    • Strong writing skills, specifically in describing quantitative analyses to technical and non-technical audiences
    • A demonstrated willingness and ability to learn new statistical techniques as they become necessary
    • Experience conducting quality assurance checks on data and analysis output



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