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JP Research, Inc. is a worldwide research consulting firm specializing in statistical, mathematical, engineering and data analysis. Our clients include Corporate R&D groups, trade organizations, and major automotive and consumer product manufacturers. The company was founded in 1995 by Jeya Padmanaban, President and Principal Consultant. Jeya is a world-renowned expert in the area of real-world performance and safety studies, particularly with regard to motor vehicle and consumer product safety.

Due in part to its state-of-the-art statistical research faculties, JP Research also has a considerable reputation in the litigation and research arena. JP Research's team of scientists and engineers provide expert testimony in product litigation matters and provide statistical support for research projects.

Principal Engineer/Scientist:
Type of Position: Full-time
Starting Date: Immediately

JP Research is a leading statistical and scientific consulting firm located in Mountain View, California. Our multidisciplinary team of statisticians, scientists, engineers and consultants solve complicated problems facing corporations, associations and individuals. We are a small, boutique consulting firm with excellent growth potential for someone to lead many disciplines of the company including product litigation/product safety research. We are looking for a Senior Scientist/Engineer with specialties in financial/economic loss/damage assessment or construction/automotive/consumer product safety areas. This person will have the opportunity to be instrumental in facilitating the growth of the company into other disciplines using its solid, world renowned reputation in the automotive safety research. The candidate will have excellent growth potential and benefits in terms of financial and mentoring opportunities. Qualifications for this position include:

  • M.S./PHD in Engineering (Advanced degree/registration preferred) or Finance/Accounting
  • 5-10 years of work experience in the consulting environment (products/construction/finance)
  • Testifying experience (trials/depositions/government agencies)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Business development experience with having his/her own clients
  • Management skills required

PROJECT MANAGER:
Type of Position: Full-time
Starting Date: Immediately

Overview

Responsible for overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and deliverables for multiple consulting projects in the Legal and Automotive Research field, involving Mechanical and Human Factors Engineering, Statistical Analysis methods, and use of large automotive Databases; for ensuring consistency and rigorous quality assurance of all deliverables/reports, consistent with company commitments and client requirements; and for close coordination with the firm's Practice Coordinator and Principal Consultant. Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist Principal with the definition of project scope, goals and client deliverables
  • Comprehend and communicate project tasks and resource requirements to staff
  • Oversee project plans and deliverables
  • Coordinate with and oversee project staff on a daily basis
  • Manage project budgets, as required
  • Manage project resource requirements
  • Coordinate project timelines with Principal and client as to project needs;
  • Coordinate project deliverables using appropriate tools with due diligence, recognizing staff capabilities and quality assurance requirements;
  • Provide support to Principal and Practice Director; and direction to Project Staff;
  • Oversee and ensure rigorous quality assurance of all project documents, consistent with Law firm and courtroom requirements;
  • Monitor and report on progress of the project to Principal and other stakeholders, as required;
  • Present reports, as required, detailing project progress, problems and solutions;
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project requirements;
  • Conduct staff evaluations and provide Principal with periodic project assessments;
  • Assist Principal as required regarding Client communication;
  • Participate in the development of technical papers, as appropriate, and attend various technical conferences representing Firm, as required.

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Engineering, Statistics/Math, O.R. or a related discipline is required
  • 7+ years technical experience (especially in the Consulting field), and comfortable working with multiple "balls in the air," and able to manage complex technical consulting/research programs;
  • Experience with the requirements of Legal firms and the ability to create high quality deliverables;
  • Proficiency with MS Office products, particularly MS Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel (programming experience in SAS or other similar s/w, a plus);
  • US citizen

Key competencies

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Planning and organizing
  • Excellent communication - written and oral
  • Skills in influencing and leading staff
  • Team-building
  • Conflict Resolution/Management
  • Flexibility / adaptability
  • High energy / high stress tolerance

RESEARCH SCIENTIST:
Type of Position: Full-time
Starting Date: Immediately

JP Research, Inc. currently has an opening for a Research Scientist with strong analytical skills specializing in statistical analysis for automotive safety research and product liability. We are looking for a motivated individual with a Doctorate degree in applied math, statistics, mechanical engineering, physics or a related field. A minimum of three years of SAS programming experience are required, including a working knowledge of SAS Macro language. Proficiency with SQL and Excel is required as well. Applicants with work experience in automotive accident data analysis (FARS, NASS, other databases) will be given a priority consideration. Day to day duties will involve complex data queries, creating reports and summaries, building statistical models, assessing model quality and interpreting the results. SAS programming duties will also include but will not be limited to SAS macro code development and support of the existing SAS macro libraries. A successful applicant must be able to work in a team environment as well as on self-directed projects. The role will include authoring technical papers and presenting at relevant societies and technical associations. JP Research, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must have unrestricted ability to work in the US. No visa sponsorship is available for this position. Candidate must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

STATISTICAL ANALYST/Researcher:
Type of Position: Full-time
Starting Date: Immediately

JP Research, Inc. is looking for a Statistical Analyst/Researcher with strong analytical skills who specializes in data analysis. We are looking for a self-motivated, high energy person with strong communication skills and ability to communicate statistical concepts to non-technical audiences. An ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Applied Statistics, Applied Math, Public Health or a related field. The candidate must have at least 2-3 years of R programming and some SAS programming experience, including working knowledge of SAS MACROs. Proficiency with SQL and Excel is highly desirable.

The candidate must be willing to work in a highly intense, fast-paced, multi-task, dynamic legal consulting environment. The position will provide significant opportunities, including publishing papers and making technical presentations to clients and federal agencies.

The candidate must have strong analytical, programming and problem-solving skills in the field of Statistics, Public Health, or Applied Mathematics. Must be an independent thinker. Experience or capabilities in performing research with traffic records, consumer product safety data, injury data, sampling, data mining and failure analysis is desirable. Proficiency in R is a must. Some familiarity with one or more statistical software packages (SAS (Basic)) is desirable.

LEGAL/SOCIAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT:
Type of Position: Full-time
Starting Date: Immediately

JP Research, Inc. (JPR) is seeking a proven research professional who: enjoys working on complex projects; is comfortable working with and managing large amounts of diverse data; and communicates effectively with Team members. Academically, the ideal person will have an MS/MA in Public Policy, Political Science, Social Work, Library Science, or similar field; or a BS with relevant work experience in an analytical position. Skills in math and data analysis are essential. The position involves performing research in a litigation/ consulting environment, providing high level support to the firm's Principal and primary testifier. You will be asked to develop and/or assist in the design and production of high quality expert reports (litigation support), research papers, deposition doscuments, courtroom exhibits, technical papers and presentations. Critical thinking is a must.

Responsibilities include: working with the President to assess case requirements; case preparation; analyzing and critiquing case materials and deposition docs; performing case-related research and literature reviews; compiling and QC'ing project documentation; and communicating effectively with the President, with other team members and with clients. The candidate must be detail oriented; and enjoy working in a multi-tasking, fast paced litigation consulting environment with minimum supervision. Strong written and oral communication skills are required for success.

Superior skills and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are a must. Related experience in a complex research environment, programming, or in performing research in a legal/expert witness consulting office is highly valued.

This is a full-time position and includes a very competitive salary and benefit program. Progression within JPR is open and determined by performance. Please respond with cover letter citing this ad and if possible, include examples of past research studies or projects worked-on with resume. References will be required.

SENIOR ECONOMIST:
Type of Position: Full-time
Starting Date: Immediately

JP Research, Inc. is actively searching for a Consultant-Economist with strong academic qualifications and a passion for making change. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and equally strong statistical/economic analytical skills. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in Economics, Finance, or a related discipline. A minimum of three years experience with SAS/STATA programming is required; plus a high proficiency with Excel a big plus.

The Consultant-Economist will be encouraged to publish, interact with JPR's wide client-base, mentor junior staff, direct complex economic/financial projects, and progress into a testifier-role. The candidate should have Principal-level potential and aspirations.

JP Research, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with an excellent compensation program. The firm has a strong ethic of promoting/compensating its staff based on performance. Candidate must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

ASSOCIATE ECONOMIST:
Type of Position: Full-time
Starting Date: Immediately

JP Research, Inc. is seeking a Ph.D. or MS Economist (or a related discipline) with strong academic qualifications and strong quantitative/statistical skills. The ideal candidate will be a detail oriented, organized, self-starter with the ability to multitask various projects. In addition, the candidate will need a minimum of three years programming in SAS or STATA and proficiency in Excel. In this role, the Economist will build financial models, statistical models, write expert (legal) reports and help mentor and review the work of co-workers.

The Economist will be encouraged to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences.

JP Research, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with an excellent compensation program. The firm has a strong ethic of promoting/compensating its staff based on performance. Candidate must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

JP Research, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume to jobs@jpresearch.com