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Mathematica’s reputation for work that exemplifies quality, objectivity, rigor, and ethical practices begins with the talent of our team. We are more than 1,400 employee owners who believe in making progress together. Some of us are at the start of our careers, others are globally recognized experts. Together, we work at the intersection of data science, social science, and technology with a shared passion for addressing complex issues. If you’re interested in using your talents to help shape a world where evidence drives decisions and achieves global impact, we look forward to hearing from you.

Our Selection Process

We value candidates who are highly motivated to achieve and explore throughout their academic and professional careers. Mathematica runs on staff-driven opportunities to grow and lead. We’re looking for people who are ready to work in a range of roles throughout our offices to advance the mission that drives us: improving public well-being.

As a company that works with federal agencies, state and local governments, foundations, universities, private-sector companies, and international organizations, we prioritize diversity of experience. We seek new colleagues who share our excitement about using skill sets that include, but aren’t limited to, economics, sociology, survey research, data science, data analytics, computer technology, programming, demography, finance, communications, human resources, and many types of functional and leadership capabilities—all in service of a more just and equitable world.

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

Our Commitment to Diversity

To deliver on Mathematica’s mission of improving well-being around the world, diversity in our own workplace is essential. New voices and perspectives help us develop better products, solve problems more creatively, and expand the services we offer to clients. We strive to be a company that treats every employee with respect, values every person’s contribution, and ensures equal employment opportunities throughout every career.

In 2020, Mathematica was recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign, after scoring 100% on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI). We were also recognized in 2020 by the Disability Equality Index®, which designated us a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion. We are honored to receive this recognition and committed not just to maintaining our inclusive workplace culture but to continually improving upon it. Learn more about diversity efforts at Mathematica

Lifelong friends Chris Williams, an ophthalmologist and founder of OnPacePlus, and Paul Decker, Mathematica’s president and chief executive officer, discuss George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and their personal experiences with racism.

Honoring Veterans

As the United States honors its military on Veterans Day, a video from Mathematica highlights the company's work to improve the well-being of veterans and active-duty service members. Mathematica staff members discuss their personal connections to the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy, while highlighting their work on numerous projects.

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Honoring Veterans Day from Mathematica
Honoring Veterans Day from Mathematica

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CINDY HU, data scientist:

Mathematicanow Data scientist Cindy Hu recently presented her work on using wastewater testing to help prevent opioid abuse—then saw her presentation turned into art. “The artist was creating the #infographic as I was speaking. A pretty novel way to summarize key points!” #ciesummit2019 #researchlife Take a look.

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ROSEANA BESS, senior researcher:

Mathematicanow “I always wanted to work with children and families. My interest is using qualitative data to understand and improve the system that seeks to serve them. But it’s important to realize that ‘the system’ has many different parts: programs, employees, and clients whose needs are always evolving. So my work is to do research that addresses an overarching structure. I talk to people who receive services, people who work in agencies, administrators, policymakers, and more. Together, these voices tell a story of how progress is being made. My goal is to offer systematic, not piece-by-piece, strategies for improvement. I’ve worked in the system, too—as a caseworker in New York City and with DC’s Child & Family Services Agency. After 25 years, I’ve seen some things get better. There are fewer children in foster care. And many more people in the field understand the critical importance of evidence and evaluation. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to carry forward program and practice improvement on a level where real change can mean so much to so many.” #childwelfare #nationalchildabusepreventionmonth #mymathematica #ProgressTogether

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