Pearson Intern (Research Assistant) in Remote, Reunion

Intern (Research Assistant)

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

SUMMARY - The Research Assistant is an internship role in the Global Product Organization, Efficacy & Research, in the Impact Evaluation group. This role is responsible for assisting Impact Evaluation directors and managers with research tasks such as handling complex student data.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Become familiar with the Pearson Efficacy Agenda through reading of key efficacy documents and Pearson Research Reports

Assist Directors and Managers for Impact Evaluation with data merging and cleaning; completion of some data analysis, and the development of summaries of the analysis for projects we have underway.

Participate in the monthly discussion meetings to discuss issues related to study design and analysis.

Reading of academic journal articles and books covering topics related to the latest methodologies and research in the evaluation of education technology.

Qualifications

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Experience with quantitative educational research

Experience with statistical programming such as STATA, SAS, R, or other similar statistical packages

Experience in merging of various data sources and data cleaning

Experience in creating summaries from analyzed data

Skills/knowledge/abilities

Applied statistics experience, especially quantitative educational research experience and knowledge of educational research design

Oral and written communications skills

Knowledge of statistical design package such as STATA, SAS, or R preferred, but other statistical packages acceptable

Ability to work with teams virtually

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.

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Project/Temporary Workforce

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 15, 2017

Req ID: 1708502