Research Associate

Job Description:

Amplify is looking for a Research Associate to join our team. The Research Associate will work as part of a research team on a variety of projects involving classroom assessment, instructional interventions, and instructional technology. The hired candidate will provide theoretical guidance and content writing and editing in the design and creation of new assessment and instructional products as well as plan, conduct, and disseminate results of field research studies that provide support for Amplify's literacy products and services.

If you are a literacy development expert with a background in research and education technology who is passionate about improving educational outcomes for all students, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities of the Research Associate:

  • Serve as an in-house expert on student literacy development.
  • Provide support for product design based on review of research literature.
  • Create specifications, write, and edit research-based assessment items and curriculum, and plan and implement revisions based on research results and feedback. Includes both content writing and serving as a managing editor to vendors.
  • Review competitor products with regard to quality of content as well as quality of research.
  • Conduct research projects.
  • Manage research timelines.
  • Recruit schools for participation in research, provide materials, set up study logistics, check-in during data collection, and deliver incentives.
  • Hire, train, and manage field study personnel, often remotely, but with some in-person management as well.
  • Develop qualitative protocols, including surveys and observational rubrics, to compliment quantitative data collection.
  • Disseminate research results.
  • Produce reports, position papers, and manuscripts for internal research purposes, external client review, and publication in peer-reviewed or refereed venues.
  • Attend conferences to disseminate work and refresh knowledge of the field.
  • Some travel is required.

Basic Qualifications of the Research Associate:

  • 2+ years of applied research experience.
  • Master's degree in education, educational psychology, linguistics, or other relevant field.
  • Proven understanding of literacy development in grades K-6.
  • Experience working in schools.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable; willing to work in a fast-paced environment and self-manage work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.


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