PhD in a social science (e.g., Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology) or related field (e.g., Public Health, Economics, Political Science). or Master's degree + five years of experience
  • Expertise in survey design, measurement / construct development and validation
  • Experience launching large, original surveys and analyzing results
  • Expertise in basic quantitative research including quantitative research OLS and Logistic regression
  • Experience conducting end-to-end scientific research in an applied setting
  • Proficient in R, Python, or Stata
  • Expertise in a survey design software (preferably Qualtrics)
  • Proficiency in SQL
Job summary
Are you interested in conducting research that will us understand Diversity, Equity and Inclusion outcomes at Amazon? Do you want to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists who are collaborating in this effort? Join us at PXT Central Science!

The People eXperience and Technology Central Science Team (PXTCS) uses economics, behavioral science, statistics, and machine learning to proactively identify mechanisms and process improvements which simultaneously improve Amazon and the lives, wellbeing, and the value of work to Amazonians. We are an interdisciplinary team that combines the talents of science and engineering to develop and deliver solutions that measurably achieve this goal.

We are seeking a Senior Research Scientist with deep expertise in survey design and development. While we prefer someone with a social science or behavioral research background (e.g., I/O Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, or Anthropology), we are also open to experience in public health, economics, or similar fields. In this role, you will lead and support research efforts within Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) space.

You will be a thought leader on the team, partnering with a diverse set of colleagues and stakeholders to identify and develop impactful areas for novel research about DEI outcomes. You will mentor and provide scientific expertise/peer review to other scientists and on the team.

The ideal candidate should have strong problem-solving skills, excellent business acumen, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and have an expertise in creating, developing, reviewing, executing, and analyzing surveys. The candidate will need to navigate complex and ambiguous business challenges by asking the right questions, understanding what methodologies to employ, and communicating results to multiple audiences (e.g., technical peers, functional teams, business leaders).

Key job responsibilities
  • Designing, developing, and executing survey research to help us understand employee sentiment on employee experience
  • Leading scientific direction, providing consult, mentorship, and peer review.
  • Partnering closely and driving effective collaborations across multi-disciplinary science, analytics, HR, and business teams.
  • Reviewing and scoping research requests, and recommending appropriate scientific methodologies.
  • Meeting with business and HR leaders for requirements gathering for scoping projects.
  • Experience with both statistical analysis and survey design required.
  • Communicating findings and business impact effectively (written and verbally) with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with experimental design (including quasi-experimental) is a bonus.
A day in the life
This role would work closely with science leadership within PXT Central Science and with VPs and leaders in the business that are leading DEI programs and help with science vision and strategy.

About the team
Our team is a growing multidisciplinary mix of Research Scientists, Data Scientists, Qualitative and Mixed methods researchers and Economists all focused on science related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across all of Amazon businesses.

Expertise with SQL.
  • Experience in experimental design or quasi-experimental design and observational studies
  • Experience conducting longitudinal surveys over multiple waves
  • Advanced statistics and machine learning experience (Ridge/lasso/hierarchical regressions, hierarchical linear modeling, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, SEM/Path Analysis)
  • Highly adaptable, creative, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Research background in Work and Occupations , I/O Psych, HR, or Diversity/Equity/Inclusion
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    12th May 2022
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    12th Jun 2022
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