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Statistical Consultant
Cornell University

Company Information: The Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit is a professional service group that aims to strengthen research on campus by assisting scholars with using statistical methods in their research in the most optimal way. Our statistical consulting, instructional, and infrastructure services are coordinated to provide advice, and support the use and learning of the latest methodology for graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff. Although coursework in statistics provides essential background, a practical learning is only achieved when researchers appreciate the unique challenges of their own data.

The Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit assists researchers on the Cornell Campus and elsewhere by providing the following services:

Consulting: Meetings take place between a statistical consultant and one or more researchers working on a particular research project.

Proposal Preparation: CSCU can assist with the preparation of grant proposals in a variety of ways.

Contract Services: Our fee-based contract services involve performing statistical analysis for clients both internal and external to Cornell.

Workshops: CSCU staff and affiliates teach statistical workshops on a variety of topics at a variety of levels. Workshops are offered year round and new workshops are added regularly.

Specialized Training: CSCU staff offers a statistical consulting class at the graduate and undergraduate levels, guest lectures, and internship opportunities.

Instructional Materials: CSCU produces materials about statistical methods and tools, handouts and recommended articles.

Collaboration: CSCU can provide referrals to DSS/BSCB faculty for collaboration. Collaboration can be facilitated by CSCU but the actual collaboration agreement falls outside the scope of CSCU.

Position Title: Statistical Consultant

Duties and Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities include:

With assistance of the director and senior statistical consultants provide general and advanced advice and expertise for statistical, methodological and computational aspects of research to researchers.

Researching and becoming conversant with unfamiliar statistical methods.

Assisting clients in designing their studies, identifying appropriate statistical and other analytical techniques to address their research questions, implementing the suggested methods, interpreting the output obtained, writing up their methods and results sections for proposals or publications and responding to reviewers when needed.

Preparing and delivering instructional workshops, guest lectures for regular classes and other training on basic and advanced statistical techniques.

Writing documentation and expository handouts on applied statistical methods.

Researching, testing and adapting statistical software, and coding statistical procedures.

Keeping abreast with new statistical methods.

Performing complete statistical analyses for various contract projects handled by CSCU.

Position Qualifications: Master’s degree in statistics or related field and minimum 3 years’ experience in a research environment, or equivalent combination. Sound knowledge of theoretical statistics as well as experience in their application. Interest in and ability to independently learn new statistical methods is a must. Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills. Enthusiasm for working with a large and diverse clientele and the ability to communicate technical information in an understandable way . Experience using various statistical packages, required (R, SAS, Stata, SPSS, JMP, Mathlab,…). Other programming and data management experiences are highly desired. Sets and maintains high professional standards, pays attention to details, works well independently and takes personal responsibility for making things happen. Experience working and being conversant in a wide range of research fields preferred.

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Benefits: Fully benefits eligible position


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