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Education Researcher

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For decades, government agencies, foundations, nonprofit and private sector organizations, and school districts have turned to SRI Education to address complex issues in education research, evaluation, policy, program implementation, and technology development. SRI’s multidisciplinary teams develop research-based solutions to improve productivity and the quality of life in school, at home, and in the workplace.

A division of SRI International, SRI Education is home to close to 160 researchers including leading experts in teacher development and teaching quality, college and career readiness, early childhood education, urban and rural school reform, technology and education, curriculum, and assessment. SRI Education’s purpose is to improve learning and the lives of children, youth, and adults by accelerating education reform and achievement in the organizations and systems that serve them; providing equitable, scalable, and sustainable innovations; and guiding investments in and refinements of policies and programs based on sound research.

SRI Education seeks to hire an Education Researcher to expand our teacher development and teaching quality evaluation and policy work. The successful job candidate will be expected to lead projects and complex tasks, and to work on a range of policy issues (including teacher preparation, induction, professional development, and human capital management systems). He/she will also be expected to develop data collection tools, methods, and research designs to address research questions; lead and carry out data collection and analysis; and write reports and interpret specific analyses. He/she also will need to apply good interpersonal and communication skills with field sites, study participants, clients, and colleagues inside and outside of SRI. We seek a candidate who can also manage project schedules and budgets, contribute to and lead proposal development, write papers for publication in journals, present at conferences, and supervise and mentor more junior staff. The successful candidate will see this position as an opportunity to advance education policy research and program evaluation and advance his/her own research agenda.

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Arlington, VA, Menlo Park, CA

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Employment Status

Full Time


The Education Researcher candidate should have a PhD in the social sciences, with 1-5 years’ experience in related education research. Experience in research post-degree completion and experience with leadership of proposals and projects is preferred.

Successful candidates should have demonstrated methodological expertise and proven leadership and management skills that have been applied to large research projects designed to advance educational equity for historically underserved populations. The candidate’s experience must also demonstrate the ability to collaborate as well as take individual responsibility to complete work on time and to the highest standards of quality, and proven capabilities in writing well-structured, clear, and concise technical reports and/or proposals.

The candidate should be prepared to discuss his/her areas of content and methodological expertise and experience.


SRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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