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American Institutes for Research

Job Summary


American Institutes for Research


Washington, DC, United States

Education Level


Work Experience

5-10 Years



Job Category

Industry, Gov., Consulting

Researcher (IO Psych)Researcher (IO Psych)

About the Organization

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 supports 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 an Industrial-Organizational Psychology Researcher for our Washington, D.C. office.

About the Job

The Researcher will work on several projects with responsibilities that may include:
• Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise
• Managing or leading projects or tasks
• Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work (e.g., data collection and analysis plans)
• Applying appropriate techniques to collect, analyze and report quantitative data
• Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
• Preparing technical reports and journal articles and present findings to clients and the public
• Assisting in developing and drafting new business proposals
• Mentoring junior research analysts, sharing their approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others

Job Requirements

• A Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is preferred, or a Master's with 7 plus years of experience.
• Highly proficient in SAS data management and analysis procedures. Familiar with additional data analysis programs, such as SPSS, Excel, MPlus, and various IRT programs.
• Strong writing skills, specifically the ability to describe quantitative analyses to technical and non-technical audiences.
• Knowledge of advanced statistical methods, such as psychometrics and hierarchical linear modeling.
• A demonstrated willingness and ability to learn new statistical techniques as they become necessary.
• Experience conducting quality assurance checks on data and analysis output.

Application Instructions

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, subsidized garage parking, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org.  To apply, please go to http://jobs-airdc.icims.com?&sn=siop.org and conduct a job title search.  EOE.