American Institutes for Research

Senior Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Researcher

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Established in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, AIR is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance and capacity building services domestically and internationally in health, social development, education, and workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.


AIR is currently seeking a Senior Industrial/Organizational Researcher.  This position can be remote, hybrid, or located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Crystal City, VA; Rockville, MD; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Chapel Hill, NC; or Sacramento, CA.


The Senior Researcher will work on several projects with responsibilities that may include:

  • Managing or leading projects or tasks.
  • Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise.
  • Developing and fostering client relationships.
  • Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work (e.g., data collection and analysis plans).
  • Applying appropriate techniques to collect, analyze, and report quantitative data.
  • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures.
  • Preparing technical reports and journal articles and presenting findings to clients and the public.
  • Developing new business proposals.
  • Mentoring junior staff and providing feedback on the work of others.


  • A Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or related field and 3+ years of experience or a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or related field and 7+ years of experience.
  • Experience managing projects for external clients.
  • Highly proficient in data management and analysis procedures.
  • Familiar with data analysis programs, such as SPSS, Excel, R.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies in conceptualizing, analyzing, and consulting.
  • Proficient writing ability to include producing concise, high-level summaries and briefings, and the ability to describe research to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience working on a team to write proposals.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 




AIR COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Notice: AIR requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a legally required exemption from AIR, as a condition of employment.  AIR will ask candidates to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made.  Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for exemption prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment from AIR.


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