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Senior Research Scientist

Company: Pearson
Location: Springfield
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Research Scientist Springfield , Illinois Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with more than 20,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. Pearson is on a path to becoming 'the efficacy company' by focusing on ensuring our products and services deliver measurable and improved learner outcomes. The Global Product organization in Pearson designs and develops research-based products to deliver improved learner outcomes. The Efficacy and Learning division of the Global Product organization is looking for a Senior Quantitative Research Scientist to join our Learning Impact Measurement group. The core mission of the Efficacy and Learning team is to improve the impact that Pearson's products and services have on learner outcomes. Thus, the position provides the opportunity to facilitate cutting-edge research that makes a substantial contribution to learning and instruction. The role reports to the Vice President of Learning Impact Measurement and will work closely with product management, Learning Designers, Learning Scientists, Program/Delivery Managers, Data Engineers and product marketing. Are we right for you? We Value Diversity and Inclusion We value the power of inclusive culture, so we embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do. Pearson promotes a company culture where differences are embraced as strengths, opportunities are equal and accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all employees are given the chance to reach their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant company. People are at the center of our company. We are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace ecosystem where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. Learn more at https://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html . Pearson offers full benefits packages, including flexible hours, wellness supports, emergency childcare benefits, paid family leave, volunteer days, reasonable adjustments for disability, and education reimbursement. This role is critical for the design and execution of impact evaluation research, the results of which are used for continuous product improvement, to help market and sell our products and services to new customers, and to support existing customers in implementing our products more effectively. You will: Provide recommendations for evidence-based product design and data instrumentation Build and develop measures and metrics for learner outcomes like engagement, achievement, and progression Locate, identify and/or extract usable data, both on- and off-platform Conduct analysis, build solutions, and create visualizations to inform product improvement decisions Translate research results into accessible insights for a lay audience Collaborate with colleagues from different parts of the business Influence product design decisions within a matrix organization Set and manage diverse stakeholder expectations Qualifications Are you right for us?

  • You have enough breadth of experience conducting quantitative research in an applied setting to be responsive to novel challenges Technical skills You possess a toolkit of creative solutions for research and data challenges that includes: Experimental, quasi-experimental and correlational research designs Range of quantitative data collection and analysis approaches Data processing and linking techniques Fluency in using scientific computing tools (e.g., R, Python) and with relational databases (e.g., SQL) Strong knowledge of measurement principles Familiarity with data privacy and ethics considerations associated with human subjects research
    • You understand the challenge of balancing customer needs, organizational priorities, resource limitations, and research integrity in a commercial environment - and you have the innovative mindset to generate creative solutions.
    • You are able to communicate clearly and accessibly about research with diverse stakeholder audiences. You can connect and maintain cooperative relationships with key partners and stakeholders. Education MA in Education Research, Measurement, Psychometrics, Program Evaluation, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Science or related field or equivalent academic experience is required PhD is preferred The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $85K-$88K and the position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ Primary Location: US-RE-Remote Other Locations US-NJ-Hoboken, US-MA-Boston, US-CA-San Francisco Work Locations: US-Remote Remote Organization: Global Product Employee Status: Regular Employee Job Type: Standard Shift: Day Job Job Posting: Jan 29, 2021 Job Unposting: Ongoing Schedule: Full-time Regular Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com . Please follow the links to "EEO is The Law" , which describes the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information, and the "EEO is the Law Supplement" which has additional information for Federal Contractors. The Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision provides applicants and employees notice that Pearson will not discriminate against them for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers. Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, disability status, veteran status, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.

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