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Facebook Quantitative Researcher, Responsible Innovation Team in Charleston, West Virginia


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


As a member of our Responsible Innovation team, you will play a key role in supporting Facebook’s ongoing efforts to build innovative products thoughtfully and responsibly. Our primary research ranges from formative to evaluative, using approaches such as in-depth interviews, usability testing and surveys.For this position, we are looking for experienced individual contributors with a strong quantitative methodological background and experience, including methods for causal inference with observable data and design as well as analysis of surveys, with an understanding of how to integrate different sources of insights. The right candidate will have a proven track record of impactful and creative research using quantitative methods, excellent communication and collaboration abilities, passion for solving important problems for underserved populations, and comfort operating in a flat and fast-moving organization. Previous experience with program evaluation is encouraged.

Required Skills:

  1. Work closely with cross-functional partners to identify and prioritize gaps in our understanding, and design research that contributes to solving for those gaps

  2. Design and execute end-to-end custom primary research to evaluate our internal tools and programs

  3. Adapt methods to the research question at hand, produce actionable insights for data-informed understanding

  4. Communicate results and illustrate suggestions in compelling and creative ways

  5. Effectively manage and prioritize research plans in an ambiguous and fast-changing environment

  6. Communicate clearly with stakeholders and align and execute critical insights that align with the business top needs and timelines

  7. Collaborate closely with other researchers

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Advanced degree in social science (e.g., Communication, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Psychology), or in a quantitative field (e.g., Statistics, Informatics, Econometrics) with experience answering social questions

  2. Experience with program evaluation or impact evaluation

  3. Knowledge in quantitative research methodologies (e.g., survey sampling and design, significance testing, regression modeling, experimental design, behavioral data analysis)

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of experience conducting research in an organization or consulting environment

  2. Experience in data manipulation and analysis using statistical tools (R/SAS/Stata, SQL/Hive)

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.