Science Editor/Biology
American Institutes for Research - Washington, DC

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The American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) Workforce and Training group has been at the forefront of applied research to enhance the performance of individuals and organizations. AIR, a not-for-profit research organization, has focused on this critical need for over 60 years since our founder, John Flanagan, began developing combat pilot selection procedures to identify candidates who were best suited for these high-stress jobs.

Through innovative research and the application of evidence-based practices, AIR’s Workforce and Training groups support the development of high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. Our work encompasses the entire life cycle—workforce preparedness, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, retention, and more—and provides 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.

AIR is currently seeking a Science Editor- Biology for our Washington, D.C. office.


The biology editor will lead the development of test questions from authoring to operational usage. The editor is responsible for ensuring the items are technically accurate, stylistically appropriate, and aligned to test specifications.


PhD in Biology required and a specialization in physiology, neuroscience, and/or anatomy is desirable. Excellent writing skills and experience teaching one or more of the following undergraduate courses: biology, cell and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in test development.