Survey Methodologist
American Institutes for Research - Washington, DC

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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. 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. We are currently seeking a Survey Methodologist to join our Center for Survey Methods in the Washington, DC office.

The Survey Methodologist will work with all aspects of survey operations, quality improvement, and data analysis.

Responsibilities may include:
− Managing complex survey research project(s) which may include tasks such as; developing and monitoring project's schedule and budget, projecting resource needs, resolving technical and management problems, planning and executing data collection and delivery, and reporting costs and progress
− Providing technical advice on statistical and methodological issues to clients, project directors, and other staff
− Consulting on questionnaire design and instrument development, including organizing and conducting cognitive interviews, focus groups, and other questionnaire pretests
− Providing technical advice on sample design and overseeing sample selection
− Data management, including developing data files, conducting quality reviews , data editing, documentation, weighting, and imputation
− Training and overseeing others in survey development, administration, data analysis, and report writing
− Analysis of survey data
− Authoring sections of technical proposals, presenting research papers at professional conferences, authoring reports, and submitting articles for publication in journals

Required Qualifications:
− Advanced degree in Survey Methodology is required.
− Experience managing day-to-day activities of survey projects and/or operations in various modes of data collection
− Experience with and advanced knowledge of survey methodology and survey operations, such as questionnaire design, cognitive interviews, sampling, survey administration, and data analysis
− Programming experience with statistical software, such as SAS, Stata, or SPSS
− Ability to communicate effectively about survey methods and findings to non-technical audiences
− Ability to work as part of a team, oversee multiple tasks, and supervise staff at varying levels
− Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
− Experience working with large-scale national datasets
− Knowledge and experience with a range of data collection approaches, including institutional, address- and internet-based surveys on a survey task or component

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