Associate Data Scientist

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About EAB

At EAB , our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger. We work with more than 2,500 institutions to drive transformative change through data-driven insights and best-in-class capabilities. From kindergarten to college to career, EAB partners with leaders and practitioners to accelerate progress and drive results across five major areas: enrollment, student success, institutional strategy, data & analytics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). We work with each partner differently, tailoring our portfolio of research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions to meet the unique needs of every leadership team, as well as the students and employees they serve.

At EAB, we serve not only our partner institutions but each other—that's why we are always working to make sure our employees love their jobs and are invested in their communities. See how we've been recognized for this dedication to our employees by checking out our recent awards .

For more information, visit our Careers page.

The Role In Brief

Associate Data Scientist

This position is based in Richmond, VA or Washington, D.C., Open to remote within the continental United States.

Job Description

EAB is seeking aspiring data scientists of diverse talents and interests to help grow our industry-leading software platform's artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. Whether you are by nature a researcher with a quantitative bent interested in tackling some of the most impactful questions in the social sciences, or a software engineer who wants to build a world-class machine learning platform, you can carve out a place for yourself on our team. We are a medium sized team working to discover, build, and scale AI/ML solutions that help colleges and universities support their students from the application phase to graduation and beyond in a positive, inquisitive, and collaborative environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with data engineers and software engineers to integrate research-driven machine learning models into production software systems
  • Build internal tools for data science/analytics workflows
  • Manage data processing pipelines for analyzing terabyte-scale data from multiple sources
  • Write Python and R code using current best practices
  • Coordinate with product managers, software engineers, and customer-facing teams

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field, or equivalent experience
  • Programming skills in Python or R
  • Experience using SQL for data cleansing, transformation, summarization, or analysis
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Conscientious, curious, dedicated, and quality-focused

Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience with machine learning, statistics, and the scientific method
  • Professional experience with software engineering, data warehousing, Linux systems
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud-based server management and machine learning services
  • Commitment to valuing diversity, practicing inclusive behaviors, and contributing to an equitable working and continual learning environment in support of EAB’s DE&I Promise

If you’ve reached this section of the job description and are unsure of whether to apply, please do! At EAB, we welcome diversity of background and experience. We would encourage you to submit an application if this is a role you would be passionate about doing every day.


Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, EAB offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance; dependents and domestic partners eligible
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • 20+ days of PTO annually, in addition to paid firm holidays
  • Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
  • Paid parental leave for birthing or non-birthing parents
  • Phase Back to Work program for employees returning from parental leave
  • Infertility treatment coverage and adoption or surrogacy assistance
  • Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
  • Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
  • Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here.


At EAB, we believe that to fulfill our mission to “make education smarter and our communities stronger” we need team members who bring a diversity of perspectives to the table and are committed to fostering a workplace where each team member is valued, respected and heard.

To that end, EAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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