Hired by Matrix, Inc. Data Scientist - Learning Measurement in Centennial, Colorado

Data Scientist - Learning Measurement

Job Type:Contract

Job Location:Centennial


Job Description:

Job Summary

  • Our Client, an education publishing company, is seeking a data scientist with an expertise in Learning Measurement to join the Advanced Computing and Data Science Lab.

  • Their mission, as an R&D group, is to improve the value of Company products, services and processes with innovations in machine intelligence.

  • The position provides the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research on a cross-functional, AI-driven team to push the boundaries of what’s possible in education and have an impact on millions of learners around the globe.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Make pioneering educational inferences in non-traditional contexts using large amounts of data from diverse sources, including emerging content types and technology-based student interactions.

  • Transform large, messy data into an ongoing source of actionable intelligence.

  • Ideate, plan, and execute research, drawing upon the cognitive/learning sciences, psychometrics, and data science to advance the field of digital teaching and learning.

  • Work collaboratively with team members and other stakeholders to build functional prototypes leading to new products and businesses.


Minimum Education Requirement

  • Ph.D. in a quantitative field (or equivalent experience).


  • Solid background in mathematics and statistics.

  • Experience with educational measurement, specializing in one or more of the following: Item Response Theory, Bayesian Networks, Cognitive Diagnostic Models, Multilevel Models, or Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Have the ability to apply those methods in new situations.

  • Strong coding skills in Python and/or R. Other languages preferred.

  • Experience using version control and other software development tools preferred.


  • Interest in human cognition, teaching, and learning.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, including research scientists, software engineers, and product managers.

  • A knack for creative problem solving and willingness to learn new technologies and skills.

Please submit your resume for consideration. Once submitted, feel free to contact Rushi at 858-703-6733 for additional information.

Approx. Duration: 4 months

About Hired By Matrix

Hired by Matrix, Inc. founded in 1986, is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) dedicated to providing the highest quality of job opportunities to our candidates and staffing services to our clients. We are a full service staffing firm with experience recruiting and delivering for IT, Accounting & Finance, Administrative & Clerical, Clinical & Scientific, and Marketing disciplines. Our long history in the staffing industry and dedication to excellence are the key differentiators that have fueled our success for over 30 years.

Hired by Matrix offers our contract professionals competitive salaries, benefits after 60 days and a 401k option after one year.Equal Opportunity EmployerWBENC CertifiedWOSB Certified*CEO Sharon Olzerowicz serves on the WBENC Board and is a long-standing member of the Forum Governing Group.

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