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25 Jun 2020

Full-Time Survey Scientist – Posted by College Park, Maryland, United States

Job Description


The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Survey Scientist who will be responsible for project management of surveys related to the education and careers of scientists.  The successful candidate must be able to manage a research team, direct multiple projects simultaneously, and work with clients.   The responsibilities will include research design, sampling, questionnaire development, oversight of data collection, and development of analytical strategies.  The Survey Scientist will author reports, proposals, and disseminate results to the scientific community.

*This role is currently 100% remote and will eventually switch back to our office environment as the Institute continues to respond to the coronavirus, government mandates and considers the best action to keep the AIP staff safe.

Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume and a completed application (Incomplete proposal packets will not be considered for employment).

What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. AIP pursues its mission—to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity—with a unifying voice of strength from diversity.  In its role as a federation, AIP advances the success of its Member Societies by providing the means to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in pursuit of a shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. In its role as an institute, AIP operates as a center of excellence using policy analysis, social science, and historical research to promote future progress in the physical sciences.

Why Work for AIP?

AIP wants you to be safe!

During the COVID 19 pandemic AIP took appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all AIP staff by providing a flexible approach to remote work that ensured a safe and productive workforce could continue to pursue our mission and provide continued value to our stakeholders. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to our Institute.

In addition to your safety, AIP wants you to love working at the Institute, and we have a workplace culture that supports that goal. With our commitment to community service, institute-wide social opportunities, and ongoing Learning and Development, we work hard to make sure AIP is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?

We offer a comprehensive and generous total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking (once we return to the office), tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.

Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.


A graduate degree is required (PhD is preferred) and two to four years of experience in survey research, questionnaire design, statistics, managing research studies and staff, writing grant proposals, broad knowledge of academic and scientific employment, professional writing and administrative abilities is desired. Equivalent combination of education and the above experience will be considered. Experience with web and paper surveys is highly desirable.  In addition, a knowledge of qualitative research, data suppression, or advanced statistics is a plus.

* Candidates should complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume.

The American Institute of Physics offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition assistance, on-site fitness center, and metro access.  Learn more at

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

Please apply through the below link

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: proposal writing, sociology, statistics, and survey design. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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