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Senior Research Scientist, Arlington, Virginia

Created02/22/2021
Reference1450191
CategoryHuman Resources
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States of America
StateVirginia
CityArlington
Zip22201
SalaryCompetitive
Description:
Amazon's Talent Assessment team designs and implements groundbreaking hiring solutions for one of the world's fastest growing companies. We work in a fast-paced, global environment where we must solve complex problems (ranging from research-based to technical) and deliver solutions that have impact.

We are seeking selection researchers with a strong foundation in the development of pre-hire selection assessments, traditional and alternative legally defensible assessment validation approaches, research methodology, and data analysis. We are looking for equal parts researchers and consultant/thought leaders who are highly adaptable and continual learners who thrive in a fast paced environment.

You will work closely with Amazon global teams to design and experiment new hiring solutions that predict success for highly complex roles (technical and non-technical) that have great impact on Amazon globally.

What you'll do:
• Lead the tactical development and execution of large scale, highly visible personnel selection research projects

• Develop and iterate on experimental research studies to optimize qualitative and quantitative hiring strategies

• Develop and innovate on new pre-hire test assessment design, validation, and implementation

• Partner with internal and external technology teams

• Influence executive project sponsors and multiple business and development teams across Amazon globally

• Drive effective teamwork, communication, and collaboration across multiple stakeholder groups

Basic Qualifications:
• PhD or equivalent Master's degree plus 5+ years of research experience in a quantitative field
• 3+ years experience investing the feasibility of applying scientific principals and concepts to business problems and products

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or related field
• 5 or more years of relevant research-based experience
• Quantitative analytical abilities with advanced modeling and statistical expertise
• Previous work experience in assessment design, objective performance measurement, and complex statistical modeling
• Demonstrated ability to manage and analyze large data sets
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Proven problem-solving skills
• Strong internal consulting skills and a track record of influencing stakeholders
• Proven skills in experimental research design
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Proficient in at least one statistical analysis tool (e.g., SPSS, R, or SAS)
EmployerAmazon

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