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Psychometrician - Game-Based Innovations Lab

Company: McKinsey
Location: Miramar
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

You will be based in one of our US offices as part of the Game-Based Innovations Lab (but remote locations are welcome). The Game-Based Innovations Lab is a team of approximately 20 scientists, game designers, engineers and product specialists that use their deep expertise in the fields of psychometrics, learning science, data science and gaming design and technology to develop measurement and assessment products. To date our biggest use cases are in recruiting and learning and development. But we are looking to grow and expand to deliver impact in additional interesting and compelling areas. The Game-Based Innovations Lab is part of a broader community of talented people measurement and analytics professionals who are globally respected as leaders in their field. You will work with a diverse team of scientists, game designers and product specialists to help build out game-based solutions across areas like cognitive assessment and learning/development experiences. Our psychometricians work with quantitative assessment and survey data to support psychometric modeling to build and iterate on our scoring pipeline and modeling efforts. You will design and execute studies and models as well as innovate on psychometric model development for assessment calibration, scaling or equating. In this role, you will plan and design analyses, address meaningful research questions with appropriate data, produce technical reports and communicate findings with people of different backgrounds. You will collaborate with psychometricians and other disciplines on scoring pipeline development. You will provide guidance on task/assessment blueprint and product design. You will support the creation and evaluation of item scores, produce validated operational test scoring model as well as clean and structure scored telemetry and survey data. You will run data visualization and statistical analysis, format charts, tables and text for presentations and reports. You will have the opportunity to document different study and model input/output as well as to create and maintain reporting timelines and templates. Also, you will develop packages/tools to automate analytics work and advocate and educate on measurement best practices. You will represent measurement principles in policy and process discussions and explain the rationale to both technical and non-technical audiences. * Ph.D in statistics, industrial/organizational psychology, quantitative psychology or a related quantitative field * 2+ years experience using R; experience with other programming language (e.g., Python, SQL) is a plus * 2+ years of experience with both structured and unstructured data sets * 2+ years of experience in quantitative research * 2+ years of operational testing experience preferred * Knowledge in experimental design, linear statistical models, generalized linear models and data mining * Knowledge of assessment and measurement including, but not limited to, test design and validation, classical test theory, item analysis, item response theory, differential item/test functioning, creating norms and test equating * Experience with adaptive testing is a plus * Previous experience in game-based assessment is a plus

Keywords: McKinsey, Hollywood , Psychometrician - Game-Based Innovations Lab, Healthcare , Miramar, Florida

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