Senior Research Scientist

Department: Learner Positioning Systems
Location: Washington, DC or Redwood City, CA, DC

About Digital Promise 
Digital Promise is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education for all levels of learners. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve all levels of education and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Digital Promise is a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial organization that values and rewards performance, collaboration, and innovation.

About the Position
This is an exciting opportunity to lead a cutting-edge research project at Digital Promise Global focused on developing models that translate the latest research on learning for the purpose of improving the development of learner positioning systems (LPS) for personalizing learning. This project will focus on 1). bringing leading researchers across Neuroscience, Cognitive science, Social Emotional Learning and Sociology together to create models that represent learner variability 2). Design and manage efficacy evaluations to improve the learner models 3) Develop and manage processes to continuously improve the learner models and their impact.

Responsibilities

Qualifications
The preferred candidate will hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g. learning sciences, educational technology, data science, educational psychology, program evaluation, neuroscience, cognitive science, sociology) and have:

Compensation
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please apply and submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful. 

Digital Promise is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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