Education Researcher

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BrainPOP is an online K-12 educational solution that makes rigorous learning experiences accessible and engaging for all. Proven to raise academic achievement, BrainPOP has been a trusted resource to more than six million educators, and engages the hearts and challenged the minds of over 300 million learners worldwide.

BrainPOP provides endless opportunities for kids to take agency over their learning through playful, knowledge-building content and learner-driven projects, preparing them for success in the classroom and beyond.

We’re seeking an Education Researcher to join our newly formed Efficacy Team. This newly created position will report to the VP of Data and Prototyping. As the Education Researcher, you will be the primary contact leading efficacy and effectiveness studies with BrainPOP schools and districts, and help bring key results and insights back to the BrainPOP product teams. Your contribution to the Efficacy Team will impact learners across the world.

A Day in the Life

Running efficacy studies

  • Define research design with external evaluators and internal stakeholders, including thinking creatively and flexibly in how to operate studies in a remote learning world
  • Develop and foster relationships with school and district contacts
  • Arrange, coordinate, and/or lead necessary training and coaching with teachers
  • Build robust data collection and transfer systems with school partners
  • Complete needed IRB and district research protocols
  • Author relevant external-facing publications

Analyzing results to improve our product

  • Conduct implementation research at or in partnership with schools
  • Analyze multiple sources of data to develop key insights that drive product, implementation and training forward
  • Work with data scientists to integrate study results into assessment products

You Are

  • Enthusiastic about improving education for all students
  • Passionate about learning and always seek opportunities to expand your knowledge
  • An articulate communicator with strong academic writing skills
  • A team player with the time management and organizational skills to also work independently
  • A skilled multi-tasker who can manage multiple priorities with ease
  • A researcher with a strong inclination to make sure your work has a real impact on the world

On Your Resume

  • A PhD in Educational Research or a related field or a Master’s with a few years of relevant job experience
  • Experience with experimental design in educational settings
  • Strong understanding of multiple statistical methodologies used in effectiveness and efficacy studies
  • Proven record of successfully running educational research and/or efficacy studies with schools and districts
  • A basic familiarity with R or Python

Nice to Have

  • A background in qualitative research
  • Advanced familiarity with R or Python
  • Familiarity with psychometrics
  • Familiarity with embedded assessments, stealth assessment, or game-based assessments
  • Familiarity with measuring or studying non-cognitive skills

Life at BrainPOP

Our commitment to supporting and empowering teachers and students is reflected in our dedication to enhancing the lives of our employees, in and out of the office.

Our team is made up of educators, data scientists, published authors, engineers, artists, bakers, film buffs, cyclists, dual-citizens, and so much more. We value collaboration and learning from multiple perspectives.

Besides offering a comprehensive benefits package and putting an emphasis on work-life balance, we make it a point to integrate fun and play into the workplace.

We offer

  • Corporate Donation Matching
  • 401K with a company match
  • ClassPass Corporate Membership
  • Friends & Family BrainPOP Subscription
  • Learning & Development Stipend
  • Company Performance Annual Bonus Plan
  • Equity Appreciation Plan

What we do today directly impacts how teachers teach, and students learn. We continue to be inspired because we can see the difference we’re making and we’re proud to be a creative, collaborative, always-teaching and always-learning community.

We believe that a diverse organization is a more effective organization. BrainPOP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Due to COVID-19, all BrainPOP employees will be working remotely through 2020.

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