Jobs

Our team is made of Data Scientists, Social Scientists, and Operations Analysts from a variety of disciplines, as well as Fellows based at agencies.

At this time, we have no open positions, but check out other ways to Get Involved.

You have deep knowledge of a social science field as well as technical expertise related to experimental design and analyses. You’re passionate about developing insights from the research literature into policy and program designs that improve lives; generating new ideas, theories, and products based on empirical tests that determine what works best; and, in general, always pushing to use what we know about people and societies to improve the world. You want to be a leader in defining what it means for government to run on experiments.

Qualifications

Senior Social Scientists possess a PhD in a relevant field plus a minimum of one year of highly-relevant experience and record of publication, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Subject matter expertise in the content and methodologies of a relevant social science field (e.g. psychology, sociology, economics, public policy, urban design, or criminal justice).
  • Expertise in a variety of methodological approaches, especially randomized experimentation, and the dexterity to determine which methods are most appropriate for a given question.
  • Proficiency with at least one statistical programming language, such as R, Python, Stata, SAS, or similar.
  • Creativity and strong intuitions about how to specify a hypothesis and then generate the data needed to test it.
  • Training and experience that clearly demonstrates your qualifications. At minimum, a Master’s Degree or two plus years of applied work; candidates for Senior Social Scientist have a Ph.D. and strong publication record.

Senior Social Scientist

Senior Data Scientist

You have advanced skill-sets in programming, statistics, and scientific communication. You’re passionate about generating actionable insights from data; conveying those insights to others in compelling graphical, numerical, and narrative forms; and, in general, always pushing to learn and do more with data to serve individuals and committees. You want to be leader in defining what it means for government to run on data.

Qualifications

Senior Data Scientists possess a PhD in a relevant field plus a minimum of one year of highly-relevant experience and record of publication, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Substantive expertise to determine which analytic approaches and computing techniques are most appropriate for a given data situation.
  • Creativity and agility in visualizing, analyzing, and communicating insights from data.
  • Proficiency with at least one database querying language, such as SQL, as well as at least one statistical programming language, such as R, Python, Stata, SAS, or similar.
  • Working knowledge from domains such as the design and analyses of experiments; machine learning; econometrics; or data visualization and interactive graphics.
  • Training and experience that clearly demonstrates your qualifications. At minimum, a relevant Master’s Degree or two plus years of applied work; candidates for Senior Data Scientist typically have a Ph.D. and publication record or equivalent experience.

You have the agility, proactive disposition, and aplomb to transform ideas into well-implemented realities. You’re passionate about designing organizations, systems, and workplans that deliver results; pressing relentlessly for opportunities to work more effectively and efficiently; and, in general, always pushing to execute more intelligently. You want to be a leader in defining what it means for government to run as a high-performing organization.

Qualifications

Senior Operations Analysts possess a masters in a relevant field plus a minimum of one year of high-level experience in fields like management consulting, research management, and organizational restructuring, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of and experience implementing management research, best practices, methods and tools.
  • Ability to creatively adapt innovative methods in a variety of project and organizational environments.
  • Experience developing and deploying performance measures that empower accurate and timely project completion.
  • Demonstrated leadership in and interpersonal skills to enable project, team, and stakeholder management.
  • Outstanding communication skills, understanding how to distill and synthesize findings in a relevant and effective way for decision makers.

Senior Operations Analyst