Senior Research Associate, Quantitative Methods, NYU Metro Center

Jun 21, 2021

The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation (PRE) at the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools is seeking to hire a Senior Research Associate who will lead the team’s quantitative research portfolio. This position is full-time and will come with a competitive salary, full NYU benefits, and access to a community of researchers committed to using research and evaluation to advance educational justice and racial equity. The ideal candidate is, first and foremost, committed to our organizational mission and vision and has background in educational research.

The Senior Research Associate will work on a variety of research and evaluation projects across PRE. Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading projects that utilize quantitative or mixed methods
  • Descriptive and inferential statistics on a variety of datasets, including student-level administrative datasets, climate surveys, and others
  • Designing student, teacher, and family surveys and ensuring data quality and security
  • Supporting survey administration, including activities that support study recruitment and retention
  • Reporting on quantitative findings through reports, presentations, and infographics, including creating clear and interesting data visualizations
  • Supporting or leading proposal development, including developing rigorous and equitable quantitative designs and writing quantitative methods proposal sections
  • Supervising graduate students and consultants who perform quantitative data analysis


  •  Demonstrated awareness of race power, privilege, and intersectionality, and a respect for diversity
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated application of CritQuant, including attention to ensuring instruments, analyses, and interpretations do not cause harm and perpetuate or sustain inequities
  • Ability to design quantitative surveys in ways that are conducive to studying equity
  • Ability to select appropriate statistical tests depending the research question
  • Descriptive statistics (e.g. frequency or count data, percentages, percentiles including cross tabs, odds ratios, rank, averages, median, mode, range, variances)
  • Inferential statistics (t-tests, ANOVAs, regression)
  • Factor analysis
  • Ability to identify, locate, and access large student-level administrative datasets that can be cleaned and re-organized so that they are conducive to study equity
  • Ability to create various tables, charts, and visuals using quantitative data that is responsive to multiple audiences
  • Experience with procedures for keeping data secure
  • Ability to explain quantitative methods and findings to partners and communities and include partners in decisions about instruments and analyses
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills, and ability to communicate effectively
  • Master’s degree with an outstanding academic record; PhD or EdD preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with proposal development, including writing quantitative methods sections of proposals
  • Advanced inferential statistics, such as multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, growth curve modeling
  • Qualitative and/or participatory methods experience

Application Instructions

Please apply here: resume/CV, cover letter, and a writing sample illustrating your competencies in quantitative research.

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