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Senior Research Statistician
Indiana University

Company Information: The Mind and Identity in Context Lab, directed by Dr. Mary C. Murphy at Indiana University is seeking a Senior Research Statistician to conduct analyses assessing the outcomes of multiple ongoing, large-scale, longitudinal research projects as well as smaller-scale laboratory studies. The duties include identifying and generating the appropriate statistical analyses to answer complex research questions, conducting said analyses, and interpreting results for the research team to report in peer-reviewed publications. Experience in advanced statistical modeling, including multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and developing R scripts is required.

This individual will be an essential project member who must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers. Previous experience working in an academic environment is a plus. Knowledge of social and educational psychology is desired, but not necessary. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with the PI, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in the lab.

Position Title: Senior Research Statistician

Duties and Responsibilities: Analyzing data
-Conduct advanced statistical analyses (e.g., multilevel models, OLS models, structural equation models, clustering techniques, specification curves, multiple imputation methods, etc.) to evaluate experiments and longitudinal studies.
-Determine and recommend additional data collection and reporting requirements to best answer research questions
-Serve as a resource to members of our research team (e.g., postdocs and graduate students) conducting one-off analyses

Reporting results
-Produce relevant reports, charts, graphs and tables
-Summarize analysis results in written format (technical and annual reports, conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications) for varied audiences (e.g., lay and professionals).
-Distribute and disseminate reports to the research team
-Develop R-scripts to process large amounts of data and automatically generate analyses
-Lead bi-weekly or monthly statistics workshops to educate the research team of cutting edge advances in statistical analysis

Position Qualifications: Education and Experience
-Advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) preferred; Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and relevant experience required.
-Ample experience with quantitative analyses.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities (required):
-Substantial experience with SPSS and the R statistical language.
-Substantial experience with multilevel modeling (ideally with experience doing so in R).
-Substantial experience with structural equation modeling (ideally with experience doing so in R or Mplus).
-Experience conducting power analyses and factor analyses
-Strong writing and analytical skills.
-Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
-Ability to learn new statistical methods.

Knowledge, skills and abilities (desired):
-Experience with social network analysis
-Experience with Javascript, SQL, and/or Python
-A personal passion for learning and a drive to advance equality of opportunity in education.

Salary Range:



Application Information: A complete application includes the following components:

Cover Letter detailing the applicant’s relevant experience
Resume or CV
2 Letters of recommendation that can speak to the applicant’s research and/or experience analyzing data

Completed applications should be emailed to:

Mary Murphy
Associate Professor
Indiana University

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