Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Senior Behavioral Research Scientist

Posted: 3/24/2020 (Employment)

Self-Starter and Highly Motivated Senior Behavioral Research Scientist Needed for Women in STEM Startup

Are you passionate about conducting research to drive real change to help women succeed in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering, and Math) field by informing these aspiring women in their career planning? Would you love to democratize the asymmetry of information available to few women in STEM? Would you love to see your research in practice, impacting women in STEM globally and improving their chances of success in the STEM profession? If so, you should consider joining Women in STEM Startup.

In this role, you will lead the research strategy to evaluate existing research, diagnose, understand, and surface drivers for key work streams. You will deep dive and analyze existing research that will provide drivers for succeeding in the work place. You will also develop research-based recommendations for ‘just in time’ feedback at scale.

You will use both quantitative and qualitative data and a variety of statistical approaches to understand behavior. You will develop algorithms and statistical models to surface personalized results to aspiring women at scale. You will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, developers and product leaders to inform and build product features to surface deeper people and business insights for our members.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead research strategy to drive more effective decisions while improving the STEM women experience
  • Conduct experiments, analytics, and compute behavioral process models for a deep dive understanding of systemic and individual level drivers
  • Combine quantitative and qualitative data to inform research
  • Develop and iterate on testing, experimenting, and evaluating content prior to launch
  • Evaluate research work with respect to ROI and incremental improvements over time
  • Partner closely with a small agile team
  • Manage full life cycle of research projects (Develop strategy, gather requirements, manage and execute)

Basic qualifications

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience conducting research studies
  • Experience analyzing experimental and big data from surveys and archival data
  • Advanced Statistics (ANOVAs, regressions (ridge/lasso/hierarchical), HLM, longitudinal data analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis or SEM/Path Analysis)
  • Proficiency in at least one statistics program (SPSS, R, SAS, Python, etc.)
  • Experience using and researching with single-item measures
  • Highly adaptable, creative, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong organizational skills, time management, and program management skills

Preferred qualifications

  • 2-5 years of experience conducting large-scale applied research studies
  • Experience writing and communicating technical information for non-technical audience
  • Experience with SQL, R, or Python, data warehouses, machine learning, and building automated analytical systems is a plus
  • Experience leading complex (beginning to end) research projects
  • Domain expertise in researching work-related behavior
  • Experience providing thought leadership and consultation

We are looking for self-motivated science leader who knows how to work in a scrappy environment. They will get an opportunity to work closely with the Founder and CEO of the startup. The compensation will be commensurate to the experience and education of the candidate. Please send your resume and other relevant information to

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