Research Associate

Remote · San Francisco, California, United States


The Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) is an applied research center at Stanford University. PERTS was founded in 2010 to translate insights from the psychological and developmental sciences into scalable resources that educators everywhere can use to foster students’ natural drive to learn. We empower educators to improve the quality and equity of students’ learning experiences so that all students are inspired and equipped to learn and thrive.

We are looking for an outstanding Research Associate with a passion for research to promote inclusion in the U.S. education system. Our office is located in San Francisco, but remote work arrangements can be made for the right candidate. The role will require approximately 2-4 weeks per year of travel (or more if the Research Associate is remote).

The Research Associate is needed to lead quantitative research efforts, including (1) leading analyses to validate practical measures of students’ experiences for the PERTS Copilot platform against educational outcomes such as grades, attendance, and disciplinary records (; (2) develop analytic methods to support program implementation, product development, and organizational strategy; (3) work with the Director of Research, Executive Director, and communications staff to produce high-quality reports and presentations documenting research findings for an audience of practitioners, researchers, funders, and nonprofit/edtech companies.

Core Responsibilities:


Required Qualifications:

The following skills and experience are necessary to be successful in the Research Associate’s role:

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate may also have one or more of the following:



*Applications without cover letters will not be considered*

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