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American Institutes for Research Quantitative Research Assistant, International Development (U.S.) in Waltham, Massachusetts


Join AIR as a Quantitative Research Assistant with our International Development Division (IDD) and make a difference, improving the quality of life for individuals and communities in low and middle income countries.The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand quantitative data management and research experience on exciting evaluations of development programs.AIR’s IDD work spans the globe with projects in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Central and Latin America, and the Middle East.

Our IDD team is committed and engaged because we drive positive change in the following areas:

  • Agriculture, food, and nutrition

  • Early childhooddevelopment and education

  • Refugees and migration

  • Social protection

  • Water, sanitation, and infrastructure

  • Women's empowerment

  • Workforce development

Use your experience, knowledge, and education to help us deliver on our mission: to contribute to a better, more equitable world.

Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from oneof ourU.S. office locations.This does not include U.S. territories.

About AIR:

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.

AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences.We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff byclicking here ( .


The responsibilities for the position include:

  • Collect, compile, validate, interpret, and analyze data and trends using standard practices and techniques,

  • Perform computer modeling or simulation or simple to moderately complex forecasting using standard software packages,

  • Apply quantitative analysis techniques and methods,

  • Work on moderately complex assignments under indirect supervision,

  • Conduct literature reviews and write sections of proposals and deliverables,

  • Responsible for maintaining and checking the accuracy of data for assigned projects,

  • Communicate project support needs and requests to senior management and clientele, provide administrative support where applicable,

  • Utilize external resources to supplement, organize, and contribute to tasks and projects,

  • Budget management and development


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, statistics, quantitative methods, or related field

  • Experience with STATA, SAS, R or survey research

  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software


  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently on detailed assignments

  • Flexible, self-motivating and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently in a virtual work environment

  • Fluency in English is required but fluency in any of the following languages is a plus but not required: Spanish, French, Arabic or Portuguese


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.

AIR’s Total Rewards Program , is designed to reward our staff competitively and motivate them to achieve our critical mission. This position offers an anticipated salary of $25.50/hr. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the annual salary range for candidates that are based in the United States.

AIR maintains adrug-free work environment ( .

Fraudulent Job Scams Warning & Disclaimer:

AIR is aware of individuals falsely presenting themselves as AIR representatives.Fraudulent job scams seek to extract sensitive information or money from victims. To protect yourself, please be aware that AIR recruitment will only email you from an “” domain. Please take extra caution while examining the email address, for example jdoe is correct and jdoe is not a legitimate AIR email address . If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a communication you have received, please reach outto .

If you see a job scam, or lose money to one, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at . You can also report it to your state attorney general . Find out more about how to avoid scams at .

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American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

American Institutes for Research’s commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at or call 202.403.5000.

Job Location US-Remote | US-VA-Arlington | US-DC | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-MA-Waltham

Job ID 13009

Job Location United States

Category Research