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Position objective: The Senior Research Scientist will contribute to the mission of the Validity and Efficacy Research department, which is to demonstrate the value of ACT products and services by researching the appropriateness of their proposed uses as well as their effectiveness in improving intended learner outcomes. The accumulated evidence of these studies will drive product improvement and new product development with the ultimate goal of maximizing the likelihood of having a meaningful impact on intended learner outcomes.
The position will design and conduct rigorous studies to evaluate the validity and efficacy of ACT’s education and workforce solutions, which consists of a diverse portfolio of technology-rich learning and assessment tools; develop validity and efficacy arguments for current and new ACT products and services; determine and document evidence needed to support validity and efficacy claims for all ACT products and services; research and develop holistic models of educational and workplace success. The job requires someone with strong communication, research design, and validity and evaluation research skills.
Essential job responsibilities:
Typical work-related activities include:
A minimum of five years of related post-doctorate experience in validity and evaluation research, theory, and methods
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits and work environment.