Research Assistant
American Institutes for Research - Waltham, MA

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. It leads the nation in education research, providing a continuum of program evaluation, assessment, technical assistance and policy analysis. Our research applies science to address real world issues on behalf of clients that include federal and state agencies, international development agencies, leading foundations, school districts and private businesses and our experts are a frequent source of information and guidance for policymakers, clients and the news media.

We currently have a Research Assistant opportunity available in our Education Program in Waltham, MA.


The Research Assistant will support senior research staff with logistical and analysis tasks associated with a variety of research, evaluation and technical assistance projects, including maintaining records of data collection, arranging logistics of data collection, site visits, writing up notes related to data collection and project meetings, supporting analysis of data, and writing sections of and developing tables and graphs for final reports. You will assist senior staff in a variety of research and analysis tasks by collecting, compiling and checking data using standard practices and techniques, applying specialized quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and methods, conducting literature reviews and writing sections of proposals and deliverables, and maintaining and checking the accuracy of data for assigned projects.

Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or related field.
•Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
•Ability to work independently on detailed assignments.
•Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software required.
•Strong writing skills preferred. (Writing Sample required)
• Research experience and a knowledge of Education and Education policy preferred.
• Able to work in the Waltham office.

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