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Director, Research Services

Company: MetaMetrics, Inc
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description: The Director, Research Services is responsible for driving and managing MetaMetrics' research agenda. This role facilitates communication and collaboration across the Research and Development (R&D), Machine Learning (ML), Product Development, and sales teams to identify research that will benefit and support the organization's strategic goals. This role is responsible for all aspects of research, including conceptualizing, planning, tracking, and conducting research projects, and for documenting and disseminating outcomes through publications (white papers, research briefs) and presentations. The Director, Research Services (RS) manages the RS team within R&D as well as external and/or third-party research partnerships. Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages R&D Research Services staff to ensure projects and products are completed according to timelines and budget; mentors staff to foster professional development.
  • Drives, manages, and contributes to MetaMetrics' research agenda.
  • Designs and conducts research to support MetaMetrics research agenda, product roadmap, and strategic partnerships; facilitates data collection and data analysis, draws conclusions, writes research reports, and gives technical presentations to explain the results.
  • Collaborates with and manages external and/or third-party research partnerships and research requests; plans and facilitates MetaMetrics' Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings.
  • Supports the development of new products.
  • Provides research leadership and strengthens research activities and processes within MetaMetrics; serves as primary contact for research inquiries and technical information.
  • Ensures effective communication across various teams within MetaMetrics to receive and understand research requests, and also provides updates on the research agenda and current projects.
  • Organizes and maintains a central repository of documentation to support consistent messaging to internal teams and partners/clients.
  • Represents MetaMetrics (e.g., conferences, presentations, sales support) and perceives of and manages the development of research briefs, white papers, etc., to promote MetaMetrics' as a thought leader.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.Supervisory Responsibilities This position manages the Research Services group within R&D. . Requirements: Education and/or Experience:Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in research and evaluation, educational psychology, psychometrics, or equivalent; and 10+ years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Background in research methodology and design and assessment development, with an emphasis on reading/English Language Arts or mathematics curriculum and instruction, preferred. Computer Skills:Experience using statistical software. Proficient in Windows environment, intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), basic e-mail (Gmail), and basic Internet navigation. Extensive experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and other computer applications for the development of research studies and reports. Other Qualities:Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write articles for publication, white papers, and technical reports that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information with both internal and external stakeholders.Reasoning Ability- Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.Publishing - Active track record of peer-reviewed research publications and conference papers is preferred, though not essential.PM19


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