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Institute for Personality and Ability Testing (IPAT)

Job Summary


Institute for Personality and Ability Testing (IPAT)


Champaign, IL, United States

Education Level


Work Experience

5-10 Years



Job Category

Industry, Gov., Consulting

Senior Consulting Psychologist

About the Organization

IPAT publishes the premier assessment of normal adult personality, the 16PF® Questionnaire, providing insights into behaviors for organizations selecting or developing employees, for colleges regarding student career identification and development, or for individuals/couples in counseling settings.


Headquartered in Champaign, IL, IPAT shares services with its parent company, OPP, Ltd. in Oxford, England and together we serve thousands of clients worldwide. Over the last 63 years, IPAT has updated the 16PF Questionnaire (currently on its 5th Edition and offered in 23 languages), and enhanced it by offering computer-generated interpretive reports suitable for a variety of applications.


As a small organization, we are motivated team members with integrity and professionalism who also maintain a sense of humor. We are proud to represent quality assessments that genuinely provide reliable and valuable people insights.

About the Job

IPAT is searching for a Senior Consulting Psychologist to work with customers to support our business development efforts in the HR/OD selection market with the 16PF® Questionnaire. The successful candidate will understand the 16PF and the value of assessment for selection or employee development; experience working in that area would be an advantage. He/She will be responsible for creating and providing certification training, webinars, and presentations at national conferences. He/She will need to be capable of conducting basic psychometric analyses, as well as job analysis. The successful candidate will also have excellent communication and listening skills, be self- motivated, trustworthy, accountable, flexible, and enthusiastic about their position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with customers and IPAT Business Development to increase usage of IPAT products and services.
  • Support Business Development efforts with extended product knowledge and specific advice around tailoring reports and supplemental analyses.
  • Design (where appropriate) and deliver IPAT certification training, including for customers at their location.
  • Create additional training modules, including webinar curriculum, to support product sales in the selection and organizational development market.
  • Strategize on presentations to create and deliver (with customers where possible) on IPAT products at state or national conferences to increase brand awareness.
  • Liaison with customers concerning research needs to help create project plans and work with the R&D team to deliver analyses on time and within scope and budget.
  • Secure and conduct consulting work such as job analysis, profile analyses, validation etc. to support sales of the 16PF Questionnaire.

Salary and Compensation

Annual salary and compensation for the position as described above will be competitive depending upon education and experience. IPAT also offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, voluntary life, and 401K match. If annual business targets are met as a group, there is also the opportunity to participate in an annual group bonus scheme.


The position is located in company headquarters in Champaign, Illinois. Some travel (20-25%) is required.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience Requirements

  • A master’s degree in psychology (preferably industrial/organization psychology) or human resources is required.
  • Familiarity and experience in using personality assessment in selection and or development; experience using the 16PF Questionnaire desirable.
  • 5 years teaching/consulting/human resource experience, ideally including an element of business development.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, particularly PowerPoint presentations.
  • Familiar with Statistics and Research Methodology for Psychological Assessments, including use of a statistical software package such as SPSS.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter and resume to president@ipat.com