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Assistant Director
Montana State University

Company Information: Montana State University Statistical Consulting and Research Services (SCRS) offers statistical consulting to students and faculty at MSU, as well as non-affiliates, depending on consultant availability. We assist in research planning, analysis and dissemination of statistical information.

Position Title: Assistant Director of Statistical Consulting

Duties and Responsibilities: As the Assistant Director of Statistical Consulting, the position will provide backup to the Director for Statistical Consulting and research support for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff doing research. This includes providing general and advanced statistical and methodological consulting related to study design, pilot data analysis, grant proposal preparation, data analysis, and interpretation of results. This position may also conduct instructional workshops and other training’s by request. Initially, due to the funding source, consultations will primarily be focused on survey and intervention research in social and behavioral sciences. The assistant director will be also expected to efficiently manage clients and projects, and facilitate growth for future sustainability of the center. This may involve hiring, managing, and mentoring graduate students and/or other supporting personnel and seeking opportunities for funding of the services. Finally, it will be expected that the assistant director work closely with the director and an advisory council to develop goals and directions for the future. Work plans agreed upon by the assistant director, director and advisory council will be used as a basis for annual evaluations, which will be conducted by the head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Position Qualifications: Required Qualifications – Master’s degree in Statistics or related field or an equivalent combination of education, coursework, and/or experience
At least one year of statistical consulting experience.
At least one year of experience analyzing data, including fitting sophisticated models, using SAS or R.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
One or more year(s) of experience mentoring, managing, or coaching junior statistical consultants.
Three or more years of experience as a statistical consultant in an academic or research setting as a member of a team of statistical consultants, including experience producing publications appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Experience managing a spending plan for an operation with at least five part-time employees.

The Successful Candidate Will
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to contribute successfully to the initiative’s research mission.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Benefits: Eligible


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