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- Researcher (Early Childhood Education), IL, CA, USA (password)


Researcher (Early Childhood Education)

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Locations: USA – IL- Chicago, CA-San Mateo
Job ID: 8252

Description –Overview:

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest 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 as well as individual and organizational performance. AIR prides itself 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.

We are seeking a Researcher to join our Early Childhood research group within AIR’s Education Program. Our ideal candidate will have expertise in research design and quantitative methods as well as knowledge of early childhood education programs and policies. The Researcher will serve as a team member and will lead tasks on 2-3 research projects related to quality rating and improvement systems, kindergarten entry assessments, and other early childhood programs and policies.

The opportunity can be located in our Washington, D.C., Chicago, IL or San Mateo, CA office.


• Demonstrate and apply content knowledge and methodological expertise to study design decisions, project activities, and reporting;
• Contribute to or supervise collection and management of data for projects;
• Lead or contribute to quantitative analysis and reporting;
• Lead or contribute to writing of research and technical reports and other project deliverables.
• Carry out project management activities, including monitoring contract timelines and budgets, supervising junior staff, communicating with senior managers, and communicating with clients as appropriate;
• Engage in business development activities, including cultivating relationships with existing and potential new clients, managing or writing proposals, and expanding AIR’s areas of expertise in early childhood;
• Support collaboration among team members, both internal and external to the organization; and
• Contribute to dissemination activities, including presentations, journal manuscripts, issue briefs, and other products for a variety of audiences.


This position requires a PhD in Developmental or Applied Psychology, Education, Economics, Public Policy, or a related field with coursework in research design and advanced statistics.
• 1-3 years of relevant work experience in early childhood education research.
• In-depth knowledge of early childhood education programs and policies, such as quality rating and improvement systems and public preschool.
• Advanced knowledge of research design and quantitative analysis methods.
• In addition to technical and content expertise, candidates should have demonstrated management skills, including the ability to lead small and medium sized tasks and proposals, work on teams under the leadership of other staff, provide day-to-day management of complex projects and tasks, and direct and mentor staff members.
• Experience working in a grant or contract-funded environment highly desirable.
• Proficiency with Stata or a similar quantitative analysis software package

To Apply

Apply online here https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8252/researcher-%28early-childhood-education%29/job
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Posted on 30 July 2015
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