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Job Title: Research Associate
Company Name: CAST
Location: Wakefield, MA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/26/2019
Expire Date: 01/26/2020
Job Categories: Research & Development
Job Description
Research Associate
Join CAST’s dynamic research and development team and help build and shape CAST's innovation research agenda!

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@cast.org. No calls, please.

Job Description
CAST is seeking a dynamic Research Associate for a full-time position working with CAST R & D team. The Research Associate participate in the design and development of CAST’s products, instructional approaches, prototypes and models through an agile development process involving iterative cycles of development working with schools, teachers and students.

Topical Areas of Interest
Specific content expertise in one or more of the following: literacy, STEM, affect/motivation, online/blended learning, assessment, K-12 education, early childhood education, postsecondary education, accessible instructional materials, technology-supported education.
Knowledge of diverse learners: students with disabilities, English language learners, children from low SES backgrounds.
Expertise in the learning/cognitive sciences a plus especially in work that bridges theory, research and practical application.

Responsibilities
Contribute to grant and research proposals (e.g., review research, define concepts, methods, processes)
Collaborate with research teams to develop and implement data collection for research projects, including usability and pilot testing in schools and other learning environments.
Aggregate, analyze and present data to teams to facilitate and inform next steps.
Facilitate interactions of research project teams (i.e., communication, task lists, schedules, team meetings, etc.)
Help to facilitate regular communication among partners from outside organizations.
Contribute to the knowledge base by conducting literature reviews and disseminating research findings to research team.
Collaborate with research teams on teacher workshops/trainings for research projects.
Disseminate project results with other team members though articles, journals, conference presentations or other dissemination vehicles.

Other
Full-time with benefits
Salary commensurate with experience
To start immediately
Ability to work onsite at CAST in Wakefield, MA preferred

Work Environment
Our work environment is collaborative, high energy, fun, and stimulating. Join us to be part of a passionate learning community dedicated to busting the barriers to learning for all learners. We offer competitive compensation packages including health insurance, generous vacation, and flexible schedules. 
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Education, Technology, Design or related field
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Deep understanding of the way students learn
Knowledge of UDL and experience in schools or other educational settings is a plus
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Contact Information
Company Name: CAST
Contact Email: jobs@cast.org
Website:http://cast.org
Company Description:
About CAST Located a short distance north of Boston, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. As a nonprofit, we know that every employee contributes to our international reputation as a leader in education research, technology, and universal design for learning. Teamwork, risk-taking, and collaborative thinking are essential to the way we work. Most of all, our mission—to improve learning experiences and opportunities for all individuals—motivates not only what we do but how we do it. Diversity Statement CAST strives to create a work environment that welcomes the exchange of ideas and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our work. CAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. CAST is committed to building a community of talented staff who reflect the diversity of our communities and nation. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
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