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Research Scientist - ( 1909619 )


Pearson is an international media company with businesses in education, consumer publishing, and business information Pearsons US School group is the leading preK-12 curriculum, testing, and software company in the US, reaching every student and teacher in that country with one or more of our products and services We offer a wide range of solutions that integrate our instructional, assessment, and reporting capabilities These instructional offerings include basal and supplemental programs, and technology-delivered adaptive learning solutions Pearson provides industry-leading, digital instructional solutions for preK-12 (Pearson Digital Learning), as well as student information, assessment, reporting and business solutions (Pearson School Systems) In fact, nearly 50 PERCENT of US schools use at least one of our student curriculum, instructional management and financial software packages Additionally, we are the largest comprehensive provider of educational assessment services and solutions in the US (Assessment & Information), developing, scoring, and processing tens of millions of student tests every year We lead in automated written answer scoring (Pearson Knowledge Technologies), and providing scanning and Optical Mark Reader software and hardware solutions, and psychological assessments for education, commercial and other markets (Pearson Assessments)

The Research Scientist position is part of the Pearson Psychometric and Research Services group, which is part of the Testing, Measurement, and Research Services group and the larger Assessment and Information group

Position Summary

The Assessment and Information Group of Pearson has one or more job openings for Research Scientist positions Pearson research scientists provide the full range of psychometric support to state, national, and internal customers, develop innovative techniques and processes, and conduct cutting-edge research

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


Education and Work Experience

Doctoral degree in educational measurement or a related field from a nationally recognized institution of higher education; AND

Minimum one year of relevant job experience, preferably with a testing program that has gone through a complete operational cycle; OR

Minimum one year of relevant job experience on a significant grant-funded research project

Familiarity with Psychometric Techniques or Techniques Associated with Other Relevant Areas of Expertise

Experience with applied psychometric techniques in a job setting - including classical test theory, item response theory, test equating, scaling, linking, and standard setting; OR

Experience with applied techniques associated with the scientists specific area of expertise

Experience with computer adaptive testing is preferred

Familiarity with Software Packages and Programming Languages

Experience with software packages and programming languages commonly used in psychometric work or measurement research (eg, SAS, SPSS, WINSTEPS, BILOG, MULTILOG, PARSCALE, C , SPLUS, FORTRAN)

OR experience with software (R, Matlab, IDL, PERL, Java, Javascript, XML) associated with the scientists specific area of expertise

Scaling and Equating

Shows sufficient familiarity with common scaling and equating designs to review and draft technical documentation (including technical specifications)

Conducts and guides analyses for item calibration, linking, and equating

Designs, documents (including technical specifications), and conducts analyses for item calibration, linking, and equating

Grants, Research, and External Funding

Develops study design and research analysis specifications for proposed research studies

Identifies study limitations and study parameters to optimize analyses and design in grants/applications for external funding and in research publications

Test Construction/Field Testing

Works closely with other research scientists, data analysts, subject-matter experts, and/or clients/customers in the construction of test forms and the preparation of items for various testing purposes

Proposal Development

Contributes to technical designs of proposals

Writes associated text under guidance from more senior research scientists

Knowledge of Educational Trends

Articulates and uses knowledge of national and state trends in education in assigned operational assessment programs or research projects

Communication Skills, Technical Presentations, and Client Contact

Demonstrates communication skills (oral, written, and business) necessary to function effectively as a primary contact with internal project teams and external clients with guidance from more senior research scientists

Communicates about general state and national educational issues

Presents technical information to different audiences (eg, client groups or technical advisory committees) with guidance from more senior research scientists

Presents at national conferences

Serves as the primary contact for Pearson Psychometric and Research Services (eg, represents group in meetings and in other communications) for internal and external clients for a small-to-medium operational testing program or research project or for a portion of a large and complex testing program or research project

Project and Talent Management

Demonstrates project management skills necessary to lead all Pearson Psychometric and Research Services aspects of a small-to-medium operational assessment program or research project or a portion of a large and complex assessment program or research project

Supports hiring process through applicant interviewing

Provides career plan consultation and advice

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Software Engineer
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 15th Mar 2020

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