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Research Associate

BSCS has two immediate openings for the position of Research Associate. We seek a creative and
motivated individual who shares our mission of improving science teaching and learning through
research-driven innovation.
About BSCS Science Learning
BSCS Science Learning is an independent, nonprofit organization that develops, studies, and
disseminates powerful approaches to science education. Our mission is to improve science
teaching and learning through research-driven innovation. Founded in 1958, BSCS has brought the
experience of inquiry learning to millions of students and teachers across the U.S. and around the
world. Today, BSCS conducts research on how to improve science teaching and learning, develops
instructional materials, offers professional learning programs for leaders, teachers, and educators;
and conducts leadership development programs for schools and districts. Underlying all this work is
our commitment to providing all young people with equitable, inclusive, and just science learning
Research associates at BSCS are essential members of research and development projects. They
work collaboratively with research scientists, science educators, and research assistants to ensure
that research goals are met over the course of multi-year projects.
The Research Associate will be responsible for collaborating with Research Scientists in:
● the development and submission of school district research applications,
● recruitment and informed consent of research participants,
● quantitative and qualitative data collection,
● development of assessments and surveys,
● scoring student responses to open-ended assessments,
● data cleaning,
● quantitative and qualitative data analysis,
● and contributing to and editing reports and manuscripts.
Required Education and Experience:
● BA/BS in education, psychology, sociology, anthropology, or other related discipline that
includes social science research methods
● At least two years of prior experience working as a research assistant or associate on a
social science or natural sciences research project
Required Skills and Abilities:
● Internally motivated
● Flexible and open
● Excellent time management, workflow management, and interpersonal skills
● Able to work well in heterogeneous teams
● Statistical fluency at the level of basic descriptive and inferential statistics which is
evidenced either through college-level coursework and/or prior research assistantships
● Able to run basic statistical tests in either R, STATA, SPSS, or other statistical software
● Expertise in all Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and data
cleaning experience
In addition to these requirements, any of the following would be desirable:
● A commitment to improving educational outcomes for underrepresented populations
● A career interest in either education or educational/social science research and an
interest in learning more about science education
● Physical science and/or biology content knowledge
● Experience in educational settings, preferably working with either adolescents or adults
Additional Information
The full-time, annual salary for this position is $48,000-$55,000. BSCS offers competitive
compensation and a generous package of benefits, as well as a flexible and inclusive work
environment, with a strong commitment to the professional growth of all staff.
This position requires public speaking and may include travel 1-4 times per year for data
collection activities. Both remote or local work are acceptable for this position, but preference
will be given to local candidates or those willing to relocate to Colorado Springs, CO.
BSCS’s offices are in Colorado Springs, the #2 city in US News & World Report’s 2022 Best Places
to Live. Located along the Front Range of the Rockies one hour south of Denver, Colorado
Springs is known for a mild climate, a vibrant arts community, and year-round outdoor
recreation. For additional information about BSCS and our work, prospective applicants are
encouraged to review the BSCS website (
BSCS Commitment to Diversity
BSCS Science Learning is committed to recruitment of a diverse staff so that we can bring the
broadest possible range of perspectives to our mission of improving science teaching and
learning. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability (physical
and/or mental), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, military
obligations, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any status protected by federal,
state, or local law.

Applicants should send the following to (i) 1-2 page cover letter (ii)
curriculum vitae. The cover letter should address your interest in the position and your
qualifications for the job. We will begin reviewing complete applications on August 1, 2022 and
continue until the job is filled. Please put “Research Associate” in the subject line.