Conservative political analytics firm is hiring

by Andrew Gelman on June 21, 2013 · 4 comments

in Campaigns and elections,Methodology

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After posting that announcement about Civis Analytics, I wrote, “If a reconstituted Romney Analytics team is hiring, let me know and I’ll post that ad too.” Adam Schaeffer obliged:


Not sure about Romney’s team, but Evolving Strategies is looking for sharp folks who lean right:

Evolving Strategies is a political communications research firm specializing in randomized controlled experiments in the “lab” and in the “field.” ES is bringing a scientific revolution to free-market/conservative politics.

We are looking for people who are obsessive about getting things right and creative in their work. A ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the academic literature in their field, highly developed skills, a commitment to academic rigor, but an intuitive understanding of practical political concerns and objectives as well.

We’re looking for new talent to help with our fast-growing portfolio in these areas:
High-level data processing, statistical analysis and modeling
Experimental design and execution

Helpful skills and experience include:
Experience designing and implementing social science experiments, online “lab” and “field.”
Extensive experience in statistical analysis and mastery of statistics software (R, Stata, etc.).
Extensive experience analyzing experimental and/or large datasets.
Extensive knowledge of academic research on political behavior/psychology.
Experience with or serious interest and knowledge of practical political activities; campaigns, issue-advocacy, etc.
Advanced degree (M.A., M.S., or Ph.D) in quantitative social sciences is preferred but not required with sufficient demonstration of skill and experience.

If interested, please send a C.V./resume and short cover-letter regarding:
Relevant skills and background
Interest in part-time consulting or full-time employment
Maximum hours per week available (indicate general availability and willingness to work longer hours on a short-term basis)
Hourly pay expectation or expected salary

Please send all questions and relevant materials to: info@evolving-strategies.com

Evolving Strategies is an equal opportunity employer located in Northern Virginia. Working remotely is possible for all part time consulting and some salaried positions. Salary is commensurate with experience.

{ 4 comments }

j June 22, 2013 at 11:20 am

Jim Gimpel works w/ them..interesting…

Thad A. Brown June 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm

If Jim Gimpel is involved, it is probably being done thoughtfully and well.
BTW, is this site interested in posting job opportunities for PhD’s outside the university setting?

Thad A. Brown
Institute for Physical Sciences
McLean, VA

Nick Ashton June 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Totally missing the boat… have far better methods, proven tested and in real time…

This next election has to use Next Event Predictability with information flowing fron the streets… That is our business…

Nick Ashton June 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Need to be at far higher level with real time information into the database, then the analytics, with far higher abilities.

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