Psychometrician - Open Rank

    • Job Tracking ID: 295961
    • Job Location: Princeton, NJ
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Doctoral Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 12, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 1+ Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Position Summary:

ETS is the world's premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research. As an innovator in developing assessments for clients in education, government, and business, we are dedicated to advancing educational excellence for the communities we serve. ETS maintains offices in the United States and around the world to fulfill our mission of advancing learning worldwide. 

ETS Research & Development has openings for psychometricians at the junior through senior-level in the Center for Assessment Analytics & Research unit within Psychometrics, Statistics and Data Sciences in our Princeton, NJ and San Francisco, CA offices. These positions offer exciting opportunities for researchers interested in contributing to testing programs used to help make high-stakes decisions within the K-12, admissions, English Language Learning, licensing/certification markets and management opportunities. Our psychometricians collaborate on assessment designs, plan, coordinate, conduct, and report on statistical analyses. They also are encouraged to participate in applied research studies intended for professional presentation and publication. 

Experience and Skills

Requirements for a Junior Level Position:

A Ph.D. in educational measurement, statistics, quantitative or cognitive psychology, biometrics or a closely related quantitative field is required with one year of experience in the utilization of psychometric methods, statistical procedures and their applications; application of classical test theory and item response theory. Experience may be gained through doctoral studies. 

Requirements for a Mid-Level Position:

A Ph.D. in educational measurement, statistics, quantitative or cognitive psychology, biometrics, or a closely related quantitative field with at least three years of experience in an applied measurement or academic/statistical analysis environment is required. This position requires initiative, creativity, research skills and technical expertise.    

Requirements for a Senior-Level Position:

A Ph.D. in educational measurement, statistics, quantitative or cognitive psychology, biometrics, or a closely related quantitative field with at least six years of experience in an applied measurement or statistical analysis environment is required. This position requires initiative, creativity, advanced research skills and technical expertise.  Senior-level staff engage in exploratory and applied research and methods and provide operational and strategic technical guidance on the use of current and emerging technology, innovations and research.    

Qualifications:

The following qualifications are required at all job levels. 

  • Experience designing and conducting psychometric analyses in support of testing programs. 
  • Proven ability to analyze, research, and propose solutions to current and future measurement problems, and to communicate those solutions effectively.  
  • Expertise with classical test theory, equating, and item response theory is required, as is experience with statistical analysis software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, BILOG, LOGIST, WINSTEPS, and/or PARSCALE).  
  • Facility in communicating to varied audiences in verbal and written communications. 
  • Ability to lead design and analysis projects, cross-functional teams, and quantitative research studies. 
  • Initiative, creativity and ability to implement theories and methods both from within the educational measurement field, but also from other fields of study to support and enhance our products and services.   

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is a Drug-free workplace.