Careers

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes.

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.

Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers and insurance associations.

Compensation consists of a competitive salary and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions. Other benefits include health insurance (with dental and vision coverage), life insurance, medical and dependent care flex spending accounts and three weeks of paid vacation in your first year.

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Research Associate

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is seeking full-time, salaried Research Associates to join our research team in Arlington and Ruckersville, Virginia. We are at the forefront of efforts to find effective means of decreasing the incidence and severity of motor vehicle crashes. Our multidisciplinary research team of psychologists, engineers, and statisticians investigates the roles that driver behavior, technology, and roadway design play in crashes.

The Research Associate supports all aspects of research conducted by more senior research staff, from collecting data to preparing publications. With experience, the person in this role will also be able to conduct research projects independently.

Primary Duties

  • Collect field data for observational, experimental, and on-road studies
  • Prepare data for analysis, which includes coding video, open-ended survey responses, and crash descriptions
  • Assist other researchers in producing reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Once experienced in the role, independently conduct research and manage research projects performed by outside contractors
  • Perform analysis of data using SAS

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years of experience with data collection
  • Experience with statistical tools (SAS preferred)
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Interest in solving real-world problems

To apply, email your resume and cover letter. Please note in your cover letter which location(s) you are interested in.

careers@iihs.org

Research Analyst

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) seeks an experienced Research Analyst to join our research team in Arlington, VA. HLDI and its affiliate organization, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, are independent, nonprofit organizations dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes. HLDI supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles.

The Research Analyst will lead research projects that rely on statistical techniques to analyze vast amounts of insurance data. Previous HLDI studies include some of the first evaluations of collision avoidance technologies, evaluations of the effect of marijuana legalization on insurance claim frequency and analyses of the effectiveness of antilock braking systems on motorcycles.

Primary Duties

  • Identify highway safety and/or insurance issues to research, formulate research questions and produce project plans
  • Analyze records of over 400 million vehicles to quantify the benefits of lifesaving and cost-reducing technologies and to explain how insurance costs vary from vehicle to vehicle
  • Produce published reports and serve as a primary resource on alternative analytical procedures
  • Present findings to technical and nontechnical audiences including high-level executives
  • Represent HLDI and IIHS to insurance companies and at meetings of roadway safety professionals

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, machine learning, etc., with prior applicable experience preferred
  • Advanced analytical skills and demonstrated knowledge of statistical distributions and modeling techniques
  • Experience with databases and record sets with millions of records
  • Proficiency with statistical modeling tools and one or more programming languages (SAS and SQL skills strongly preferred)
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving abilities are essential
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An interest in highway safety and automobiles

To apply, email your resume and salary requirements to

careers@iihs.org