Basis hires critical thinkers with a passion for transformative research. We offer competitive compensation and flexible work arrangements and are always seeking new talent.


  • Research Analyst

    Basis Policy Research (Basis) seeks a Research Analyst to be located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At Basis, we put our clients first. From our innovative and collaborative environment, we design applied research solutions to meet their needs. Whether it is data analysis to understand if a school district is achieving student growth, a family foundation is meeting their investment priorities in education, or a state department of education is revamping its teacher evaluation system, our solutions are dynamic in applied social science research and laser focused on answering questions and achieving results for our clients. Your aptitude for data analysis and interest in public policy will be an asset to the organization and you will be integral in shaping the landscape of research and education design on a national scale.


  • Senior Researcher

    Basis Policy Research (Basis) seeks a Senior Associate to start immediately. The Senior Associate will be responsible for designing and conducting rigorous studies of K-12 education policies and programs. Qualified candidates will be capable of and experienced in leading projects through all phases of the applied research process, from crafting the study concept to securing funding to producing final deliverables. The Senior Associate will serve multiple clients, manage dedicated project teams, and develop a diverse portfolio of work. We are particularly interested in applicants with interest in research on school choice, educator effectiveness, and education finance. Strong, demonstrated skills in quantitative methods and measurement are required.


We provide a range of benefits in addition to competitive compensation. We hire the strongest candidates and treat them right.

  • Retirement Plan

    Members of the Basis team have the opportunity to contribute to a 401(k) plan with employer matching.

  • Vacation Time

    We offer three weeks of paid vacation each year for team members to refresh, recharge, and take care of business.

  • Learning Opportunities

    We support our team members' learning goals by giving them time and space to deeply engage in the field.

Join a team with a service-oriented culture that values entrepreneurialism, inquiry, and challenge.

We are an independent research firm specializing in policy research & program evaluation, delivering reliable data to inform policy & guide decision-making.