Pearson Senior Research Analyst in Remote, Reunion

Senior Research Analyst


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.

institutional operations. The rolereports to the Director or Manager of Impact Evaluation in Efficacy andResearch, and will contribute to efficacy analytics projects and efficacystudies.


  • Conductlarge-scale data mining to inform and advance product development

  • Developrobust and efficient computational methods and software tools for transformingmessy data into actionable information

  • Participatein the discovery and the development of learning and analytical models andmethods to enhance the intelligence of online learning products

  • Usestatistical/computer programming skills and programs such as SAS, R, Python, SPSSto link data collected on-platform with off-platform data to create data setsand apply analytical models that demonstrate relationships betweencharacteristics of learners, their navigation through Pearson online learningproducts and learner outcomes

  • Adhereto data privacy and security guidelines and regulations analysis, captureprogress, trends, and make appropriate recommendations and conclusions toimprove Pearson product development

  • Builddata expertise and own data quality for allocated areas of efficacy data

  • Createefficient processes for acquiring, extracting, integrating, transforming, andmodelling data to derive useful information

  • Enableproduct and Efficacy & Research teams to evidence the efficacy of key productsand services in the higher education portfolio and to generate evidence ofimpact on learner outcomes

  • Visualizeevidence of impact on learner outcomes



  • Amaster’s degree or higher in computer science, statistics, mathematics, datascience or a related field is a must. A minimum of 2-3 years of industry and/orresearch experience beyond the master’s degree

  • Proficiencyin data cleaning, data mining and data visualization

  • Experience with educational data

  • Experiencewith SQL and relational databases

  • Proficiencyin applied linear and multi-level models; model diagnostics and sensitivityanalyses; applied multivariate analysis; predictive modelling; segmentationanalyses, and experimental design and time series

  • Fluencyin using scientific computing tools like SAS, R, Python, SPSS

  • Exceptionalproblem solving skills, willingness to learn new concepts and methodologies asneeded, quickly, and apply them to new problem solving scenarios

  • Abilityto work remotely with a high degree of autonomy while also contributing toworking in a dispersed but collaborative team on high impact problems

  • Excellentcommunication skills

  • Understandingof Pearson’s efficacy agenda

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Efficacy

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 1, 2016