#153384

Research Scientist

Location:
Menlo Park, CA
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
11/11/2019
Posted By:
Carin Wallace
Date:
10/21/2019

Job Description:

To succeed, we need to measure and understand the impact our teams are having for the people and communities who use our apps and services. We’re looking for people with strong quantitative research skills to help in this effort. The ideal candidate will be a social scientist with expertise in survey methodology (e.g., bias correction, sampling) and quantitative research methods or a quantitative specialist with experience solving survey methodology problems (especially for self-administered online surveys).

Responsibilities:

  • Help shape the research agenda and drive research projects from end-to-end
  • Collaborate with product teams to define relevant questions about survey methodology and quantitative measurement
  • Deploy appropriate quantitative methodologies to answer those questions
  • Develop novel approaches where traditional methods won’t do
  • Provide teams with usable measurement strategies and methodologies to meet their product and business decision needs
  • Deliver insights and recommendations clearly to relevant audiences

Skills:

  • Experience communicating analyses and results to any audience
  • Knowledge in data manipulation and analysis software and programming languages (R/Stata, SQL/Hive)
  • Knowledge in quantitative and survey research methodologies (e.g., bias correction for surveys, survey sampling and design, regression modeling, causal inference with a survey outcome, shrinkage and regularization, designing and analyzing longitudinal panel surveys, behavioral data analysis)
  • Experience with large datasets

Education:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in the social sciences (e.g., Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Communication), or in a quantitative field (e.g., Statistics, Informatics, Econometrics) with experience answering social questions
  • Level IV = 9-12 years of experience

Client Description:

This TOP social media company, headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, was built to help people connect and share. Over the last decade their tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate. With over two billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at this company offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Working here, you’ll:

  • Be part of their mission of community building
  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry  
  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem solving mode
  • Take part in global internal conversations that are happening with stakeholders, wherever they may be located, who are the best at what they do