Research Project Manager

Brown University

Job Description:

About Brown:
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page for further information.

About the Opportunity:
The Research Partnership for Professional Learning (RPPL) is a partnership that brings together professional learning (PL) organizations and researchers from the Annenberg Institute who study teacher learning. RPPL’s central goal is to rethink how we learn about teacher PL, shifting from studies that explore whether a specific program works to a broader learning agenda designed to identify which PL design features improve teachers’ instructional practice and, as a result, students’ classroom experiences, well-being, and academic growth. RPPL centers equity in its work, focusing in particular on supporting the learning of teachers who work with students from historically marginalized groups.

Guided by our learning agenda, RPPL seeks to:

  • Uplift the current evidence base
  • Generate faster and better research on PL
  • Create the research and collaborative infrastructure so we can get that better research into practice in thousands of districts, schools, and PL orgs across the nation
  • Change who sets the research agenda

The Annenberg Institute is seeking a Research Project Manager to work with the faculty Principal Investigators (PIs) of the Annenberg Institute, professors of Education, partner organizations, and members of the Annenberg Institute RPPL project team to support and collaborate on RPPL research projects. The Research Project Manager will support these research projects by engaging in data collection and analysis efforts, managing research studies, and writing academic papers and policy reports. Major responsibilities include helping design and implement original research with one or more partners; conducting data analysis; and supporting faculty and affiliates in writing, proofreading and editing academic papers and presentations, policy reports, and grants. This position requires a strong independent work ethic, interest in education, and quantitative research skills. Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community as part of an organization that centers equity in its work.

This is a grant-funded, fixed term position with the possibility of renewal annually. This position is contingent on funding.

Education and Experience

  • 5-years’ experience in education, economics or social sciences field
  • Master’s in Education, public policy or other social science field
  • Experience in project management, facilitation, leadership, and project design
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines


  • Experience with statistical software, e.g., in Stata, Python, and R to analyze data using economic tools
  • Skills with Google suite apps
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Training and expertise in utilizing quantitative research methods
  • Experience in working with complex data sets
  • Excellent judgement and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with data management and statistical analysis
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Investment in the mission of the RPPL
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines

To apply, please upload a Resume, Cover Letter, and unofficial transcript in one single .pdf document.

Background and education check required.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Research Project Manager

Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

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Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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