Educational Testing Service

Associate Research Scientist- Large Scale Assessment

Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Educational Testing Service (ETS) is the world's premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research.  As an innovator in developing achievement and occupational tests for clients in business, education, and government, we are determined to advance educational excellence for the communities we serve.

The Center for Large-Scale Assessment at Educational Testing Service is seeking an Associate Research Scientist with the following qualifications: a Ph.D. in psychometrics, quantitative psychology, or statistics with an interest in applications to large-scale assessment and psychometric research.

The successful candidate will be involved in the design and direction of complex scientific studies that arise in the context of large-scale assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Work of this kind requires specific knowledge in at least one of the following areas: IRT scaling, equating, complex sampling, design of complex instruments, missing data methodology, or differential item functioning procedures. An applicant should possess excellent communication skills to effectively report results to the general public, experts in public policy, and federal and state education departments. The ability to understand and communicate technical results to statisticians, psychometricians, test developers, and computer programmers is essential. Evidence of independent substantive research experience is required and the successful candidate is expected to be able to contribute to theory and/or practice of statistical and psychometric procedures applicable to educational assessment.

Please send two copies of your resume, along with cover letter stating salary requirements to:

Valerie Wilson
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road, MS 02-D
Princeton, NJ 08541
Fax:  (609) 497-6022

ETS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and an ideal environment for professional growth.  ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.