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Ph.D. Statistician
RAND Corporation

Company Information: The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND is committed to the public interest, and disseminates its findings and recommendations through peer-reviewed articles and policy reports. Researchers at RAND apply expertise in their respective fields and sophisticated analytical tools to pressing issues in a wide variety of areas, including health, education, national security, labor, justice, the environment, and more.

Position Title: Ph.D. Statistician

Duties and Responsibilities: Statisticians at RAND have many exciting opportunities to contribute to policy research by collaborating on multidisciplinary teams; developing statistical methods that advance policy research; and leading research projects. There are also opportunities to teach in the Pardee RAND Graduate School. RAND projects typically pose novel statistical challenges in design, sampling, measurement, modeling, analysis, and computing. Our group of fifteen Ph.D. statisticians and twelve masters-level statisticians provides a collegial and stimulating environment.

Position Qualifications: Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics. Candidates should have strong theoretical training, a genuine interest in applied statistics, and excellent oral and written communication skills. We seek both recent graduates and experienced statisticians with substantial publication records and extensive applied experience. Location options include Santa Monica, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, Boston, MA, and Washington, DC.

Salary Range: Competitive

Benefits: Competitive


Application Information: Applicants should apply online at (click on “Find a Job” and search for the “Statistician” position). Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and consulting experience, and writing sample as pdf documents. Graduate transcripts (if degree received after 2014) and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Review of applications will begin in mid-October; complete applications received by December 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration.

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Application Deadline: 12/15/2017