Mathematica Careers

At Mathematica, we take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex research.

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Join the Mathematica Team

Mathematica's reputation for quality, objectivity, and rigorous research is based in no small part on our high-caliber staff. Employees at all levels are selected for their superior experience, education, and training. Most senior staff hold doctoral degrees and are nationally recognized in their fields, which include economics, sociology, survey research, public policy analysis, demography, education, and computer technology.

Our Selection Process

Paul Decker, Mathematica president and CEO, talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

Although filling job vacancies with top-notch employees is no easy feat, Mathematica strives to recruit the highest-caliber professionals in public policy and analysis. Applicants are expected to have undergraduate or graduate degrees from a respected university, along with diverse professional and personal experiences that would be an asset to the company as well as to the candidate’s career growth.

Once hired, we want each and every one of our employees to have a lasting and positive impact on the industry as they achieve their unique goals.

Expert Spotlight

SARAH AVELLAR - Senior Researcher

Sarah Avellar's research interests include early childhood and family support. Much of her work focuses on low-income or vulnerable families, including non-residential fathers, unmarried parents, and families at risk of child maltreatment. Her expertise in research methodology is highlighted through...

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Our Commitment to Diversity

Mathematica takes pride in its commitment to diversity. Building an inclusive culture that draws on the individual strengths of employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, abilities, and experience is key to our success. Our research is more robust because it is informed by a variety of perspectives.

Mathematica’s commitment to diversity is also woven into everyday actions, policies, and practices. We are dedicated to sustaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect. We continually strive to maintain a professional and collegial atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and values the contributions of each staff member.

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Mathematica Policy Research

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Pay Transparency Statement

Mathematica will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Mathematica’s legal duty to furnish information.