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Pearson AI Psychometric Researcher in Columbus, Ohio

Pearson is seeking a research scientist versed in psychometrics to support its automated scoring business. This position will provide thought leadership and customer support for multiple types of assessments and testing programs. The position includes the opportunity to direct and conduct applied research in support of automated scoring.

General Responsibilities

  • Designs, applies, and maintains processes related to automated scoring

  • Advises customers on the implementation of automated scoring

  • Represents Pearson through conference presentations, technical papers, and other scholarly work

  • Aids in providing technical solutions and writing proposals to acquire business

Qualifications Education and Work Experience

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

  • At least five years of relevant job experience

  • Preference given to candidates with experience in automated scoring

Communication Skills, Technical Presentations, and Client Contact

  • Has strong communication skills (oral, written, and business) to function effectively in a leadership role with internal and external clients

  • Ability to tailor technical presentations to different audiences (e.g., client groups or technical advisory committees)

Familiarity with Psychometric Techniques and Software Development Processes

  • Ability to effectively apply and design solutions in psychometric techniques to new and unique operational testing settings.

  • Ability to consult across unique testing programs and situations

  • Practical experience working with software development teams

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $120-130k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2382