Position Description

Research Scientist/Data Scientist - NLP/Machine Learning
Location International Headquarters - Lincoln, NE, USA
Job Code 240
# of openings 1
Apply Now
  • Are you passionate about data and the science of the sample?
  • Do you have excellent skills using NLP or Machine Learning?
  • Do you enjoy working even harder to find a solution when it is just within your grasp?
  • Do you enjoy balancing innovation and applied project work for clients?
  • Are you naturally curious? Do you love puzzles?
  • Are you intrigued with becoming a "student" of successful individuals throughout the world?
  • Do others call you a perfectionist?
  • Do you seek to find the signal among the noise?
  • Are you very dependable and reliable?
  • Do you have an upbeat, positive attitude?
  • Do you produce twice the work of those around you?
  • Do you verify, verify, verify…and then verify again?

If you answered yes to these questions Talent Plus may have a role for you as a Research Scientist/Data Scientist.

Talent Plus is a leading talent assessment and human resources consulting firm in Lincoln, NE. We are seeking a talented scientist-practitioner to join our research team as a Research Scientist/Data Scientist focused on natural language processing (NLP) or machine learning. Top candidates will have one or more years of experience in advanced research methodologies and assessment development, validity and implementation of these assessments. A Master’s degree with training in research methodology and statistics is required. Expertise and experience with NLP and Machine Learning is required. 

This role is for the Talent Plus internal research business unit and will be located in Lincoln, NE at our international headquarters.


  • An opportunity to work with those who appreciate and reward performance
  • An opportunity to work with a diverse portfolio of clients in a variety of industries
  • A stimulating growth environment and highly engaged company culture – we are a five time winner by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States
  • An opportunity to make a difference for clients through insightful and consultative research
  • An opportunity to express your creativity

Apply NOW or call to schedule a confidential interview with Kyle Bruss or Stephanie Morrow at 402-489-2000.

Equal opportunity employer

All financial and background records will be checked

Disclaimer: We hate job descriptions! We believe every person has talent and we cater roles to the unique gifts of each of our associates. The description above and below is meant to be a conceptual representation of this role. Every role at Talent Plus has the primary focus of serving our internal and external customers.

Role overview:

The Talent Plus Research Scientist/Data Scientist will work with internal and external clients to promote the development of Talent-Based Organizations. The Research Scientist/Data Scientist will be responsible for statistically analyzing data and presenting and tailoring findings to multiple stakeholder groups. Data analyses may relate to the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the following research areas: assessments, performance metrics, adverse impact, employee engagement or other surveys. The Research Scientist/Data Scientist will need to explain statistical results to clients and internal associates in a clear, insightful and compelling way.

Success in this position will entail crafting and delivering creative narratives that will excite, educate and inspire our clients to select and develop top talent and become more fully vested in The Science of Talent®. This individual must also create and apply machine learning technique or NLP expertise toward our Science looking for new discoveries and patterns around talent and performance outcomes.  

Whereas a background in statistics and research methodology is preferred, various educational backgrounds will be considered and all are encouraged to apply. Top candidates will have demonstrated success in previous or active consulting engagements or research projects. Preference will also be given to candidates with demonstrated experience with higher level statistical analyses such as multivariate data analysis, logistic regression, structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling and item response theory. Experience with developing, validating, implementing and refining assessments and surveys is also preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with training in research methodology and statistics is required
  • Two or more years of experience with various data analysis and visualization tools
  • Strong communication and data presentation skills
  • Experience with SPSS, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience with NLP or Machine Learning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in behavioral sciences or relevant field, with rigorous training in research methodology, statistics and psychometrics
  • Expertise in Python and R
  • Expertise in using and applying machine learning or deep learning models and/or systems
  • Professional experience in human capital consulting