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Research Director Occupational Therapy

Location55 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, Delaware 19901
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-07-07
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Valid Through2023-02-11

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at Pearson in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

At Pearson, we are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better.

We are currently seeking an innovative individual for a Research Director position to support the Therapeutics market of occupational therapy and early childhood assessment solutions. Clinical Assessments, the portfolio’s assessment division, is noted for our gold-standard assessment contributions in cognition, memory, neuropsychology, behavior, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, early childhood, personality/psychopathology, and achievement, noted brands for occupational therapy include the Bruininks-Oseretsky, Sensory Profiles, Beery VMI, and Bayley Scales.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in academic research and using standardized assessments for the occupational therapy and/or early childhood sector. This position will report to the Director, Therapeutics Portfolio Management and Delivery, and can be remote, or based in our San Antonio, TX, or Bloomington, MN offices.


The Research Director for Occupational Therapy is responsible for working with a team of professionals – Research Directors, Product Managers, Content developers, and Digital Developers – to assist in the development of new assessment solutions. Responsibilities include:

+ Implement research and development efforts for occupational therapy assessment solutions. This may include item development, scope, research, and data analysis plans, scoring rules, and working with technology to help prototype digital item delivery approaches

+ Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-divisional teams in the development and delivery of new digital assessment solutions

+ Being the content expert in occupational therapy assessment

+ Represent Pearson through conference presentations, technical papers, and other scholarly work

+ Support commercialization efforts through contribution to product training and product support materials

+ Travel expected to be approximately 10%


+ Master’s degree in occupational therapy or a related field from a nationally recognized institution of higher education

+ Research experience or training in research implementation.

+ Experience of test development, or adequate familiarity with assessment practices to substitute for this experience

+ Minimum 3 years of relevant job experience in occupational therapy or related field

+ Demonstrated familiarity with Psychometric principles

+ Self-starter: Ability to work independently

+ Knowledge and ability to identify implications of relevant national trends in occupational therapy or related field

Communication Skills, Technical Presentations, and Client Contact

+ Has strong communication skills (oral, written, and business) and ability to communicate highly complex information to different stakeholders in a way that can be easily understood.

+ A track record of professional achievement through presentations at professional conferences, publications in professional journals, delivering training content or equivalent

+ Understands the requirements of working in a business environment and how this may differ from clinical, educational, or academic practice.

As required by the?Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only , the range of starting pay for this role is $85,000 – $105,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist?company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. ?

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:? http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html?

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.?All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL\_TIME

Req ID: 6331

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