The Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation is a not-for-profit scientific and educational organization that conducts an ongoing program of individual-differences research primarily of human aptitudes, but also of interests and personality (  We have 11 testing offices across the U.S. and a research department that is located in Chicago. We invite applications for a full-time researcher to work on test development and applied individual-differences research.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in psychology, education, or a closely-related field.
  • Prepared to perform internal analyses and conduct external research on tests, including construct and criterion-related validity.
  • Ability to write effective reports for professional and lay audiences.
  • Ability to plan and execute new lines of research.
  • Ability to present research at professional conferences. More broadly, to sustain an awareness of our work in the larger research community.
  • Ability to maintain knowledge of outside research related to our work and to communicate developments to others within the JOCRF.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Highly skilled in psychometrics and well-prepared to develop new tests and adapt tests for new purposes.
  • Broad expertise in quantitative methods including structural-equations modeling.
  • Ability to publish articles in scholarly journals.
  • Experience conducting survey research, preferably with a software platform such as SurveyMonkey.
  • Possesses intermediate (or better) knowledge of software coding and troubleshooting.

To apply, go to the following Bamboo address, where you will need to complete an application and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae. You should include three references in your CV: