Research Assistant - Quantitative - Maryland and Virginia
Crystal City, VA  / Rockville, MD 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
Research Assistant - Quantitative - Maryland and Virginia
Job Location US-VA-Crystal City | US-MD-Rockville | US-VA-Crystal City
Job ID 11432
Job Location United States
Category Research

Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world. AIR works with federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropies and other organizations to conduct research and evaluation and provide technical assistance in the areas of education, health and workforce development, in the U.S. and abroad.


AIR’s Research and Evaluation area is seeking a Research Assistant to join our team in Crystal City, Virginia. The Research Assistant will provide support on several large-scale national and international education surveys, for example, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).


The Research Assistant will assist on a day-to-day basis in support of activities pertaining to international assessments. Work activities will primarily include:

    Researching topics pertaining to international education
  • Assisting with data analysis
  • Conducting data quality checks
  • Preparing and reviewing data tables, figures, and data documentation
  • Assisting with writing and the review of research papers and statistical reports
  • Revising manuscripts in response to editorial and technical comments
  • Preparing products for release based on detailed publication standards
  • Assisting with website updates
  • Developing presentations for professional audiences
  • A./B.S. in fields such as statistics, economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, computer science, or other related fields
  • Ability to work under conditions requiring careful attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities under time constraints
  • Superior oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences
  • Interest in research in education; comparative and international studies; content areas such as mathematics, science, or reading; or general social science topics
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, including the ability to maintain a professional and effective working relationship with project staff and clients
  • Preferred: Quantitative research experience and experience working with one or more statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R).

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.




Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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