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Applied Research Director, NFPA, Quincy, MA, USA

Job Description      The National Fire Protection Association’s mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. An international nonprofit established in 1896, we are dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

Join NFPA in a new position designed to bridge the resources of the research community to NFPA’s advocacy and standards programs. The applied research director will follow major research conferences and synthesize and bring that information back to NFPA and its stakeholders as well as be available as a technical resource for some of the major issues facing fire and life safety. The Applied Research Director will support NFPA’s strategy as a fire safety knowledge and information provider by analyzing, curating and communicating relevant research in support of our mission.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Identify and monitor emerging research relevant to NFPA’s mission and the needs of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Curate and analyze relevant research in support of NFPA’s strategic objectives and present to internal and external technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Develop and advise on appropriate communications mechanisms to meet stakeholder needs, including publications, electronic media, and others and utilize to raise awareness of relevant research.
  • Represent NFPA and our stakeholder interests in the research community through participation in research planning, conferences, and research panels as appropriate.


  • Demonstrated strong research, analytical and communications skills.
  • Must have a master’s degree with an applied research focus plus experience in the fire, electrical or related safety fields or equivalent bachelor’s degree plus experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical material clearly in written and spoken form for diverse non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment and provide and utilize feedback effectively.
  • Ability to embrace and execute on the NFPA core competencies: organizational awareness, collaboration, and accountability.

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office working conditions
  • Based in Quincy, MA
  • Some travel required
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor 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 the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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