Pearson Senior Research Scientist in Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Research Scientist - ( 2101422 )
Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with more than 20,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. Pearson is on a path to becoming ‘the efficacy company’ by focusing on ensuring our products and services deliver measurable and improved learner outcomes.
The Global Product organization in Pearson designs and develops research-based products to deliver improved learner outcomes. The Efficacy and Learning division of the Global Product organization is looking for a Senior Qualitative Research Scientist to join our Learning Impact Measurement group. The core mission of the Efficacy and Learning team is to improve the impact that Pearson’s products and services have on learner outcomes. Thus, the position provides the opportunity to facilitate cutting-edge research that makes a substantial contribution to learning and instruction.
The role reports to the Vice President of Learning Impact Measurement and will work closely with product management, Learning Designers, Learning Scientists, Program/Delivery Managers, Data Engineers and product marketing.
Are we right for you?
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Pearson offers full benefits packages, including flexible hours, wellness supports, emergency childcare benefits, paid family leave, volunteer days, reasonable adjustments for disability, and education reimbursement.
This role is critical for the design and execution of impact evaluation research, the results of which are used for continuous product improvement, to help market and sell our products and services to new customers, and to support existing customers in implementing our products more effectively.
Provide recommendations for evidence-based product design and data instrumentation
Build and develop measures and metrics for learner outcomes like engagement, achievement, and progression
Locate, identify and/or extract usable data, both on- and off-platform
Conduct analysis, build solutions, and create visualizations to inform product improvement decisions
Translate research results into accessible insights for a lay audience
Collaborate with colleagues from different parts of the business
Influence product design decisions within a matrix organization
Set and manage diverse stakeholder expectations
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.
Are you right for us?
- You have enough breadth of experience conducting qualitative research in an applied setting to be responsive to novel challenges
You possess a toolkit of creative solutions for research and data challenges that includes:
Experimental, quasi-experimental and correlational research designs
Range of qualitative data collection and analysis approaches
Data cleaning and organization strategies
Fluency with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo, ATLAS.ti, Leximancer, MAXQDA, etc.)
Working knowledge of measurement principles
Data visualization techniques
Familiarity with data privacy and ethics considerations associated with human subjects research
- You understand the challenge of balancing customer needs, organizational priorities, resource limitations, and research integrity in a commercial environment – and you have the innovative mindset to generate creative solutions.
Collaboration & Communication skills
- You are able to communicate clearly and accessibly about research with diverse stakeholder audiences. You can connect and maintain cooperative relationships with key partners and stakeholders.
MA in Education Research, Program Evaluation, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Science or related field or equivalent academic experience is required
PhD is preferred
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $85K-$88K and the position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.
Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/
Primary Location : US-RE-Remote
Other Locations : US-NJ-Hoboken, US-MA-Boston, US-CA-San Francisco
Work Locations :
Job : Efficacy
Organization : Global Product
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Shift : Day Job
Job Posting : Jan 29, 2021
Job Unposting : Ongoing
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2101422