Data Scientist – Learning Analytics

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Data Scientist – Learning Analytics

  • Job Number: 23310
  • Functional Area: Data Analysis
  • Department: Open Learning, ODL, Residential Education
  • School Area: Office of Provost
  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: M-F

Job Description

DATA SCIENTIST, LEARNING ANALYTICS, MIT Open Learning, to collaborate with faculty, course teams, and colleagues to design and assess digital learning experiences.  Will use data-science tools and pedagogy research to extract insights from complex datasets, design and conduct experiments, and build and analyze statistical models and tools; and work closely with Residential Education team members and others across MIT to communicate results and drive innovation in data-driven learning analytics. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor's degree (master’s preferred) in a related field with research methods and statistical analysis; at least seven years of experience; proficiency with Python or R, SQL, web servers, databases, APIs, and web services; knowledge of web standards, accessibility, and SEO; and ability to design and conduct experiments on pedagogy and course content. Must also be able to collaborate with faculty, course teams, and colleagues; communicate effectively and drive innovation in data-driven learning analytics; and work independently on multiple projects concurrently.  Job #23310-10

Salary range: $110,000 - 125,000, with final salary determined by MIT’s compensation team based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.


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Location: United States of America, Massachusetts
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