Data Scientist, Learning Analytics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Data Scientist, Learning Analytics

MIT Open Learning seeks a data scientist, learning analytics 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.

A complete job description is available at 


  • 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
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments on pedagogy and course content
  • Ability 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

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.

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 23310.

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

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.  See MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination.

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