Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Research Statistician/Data Scientist will be responsible for providing faculty with direct consulting, user support, and training in relevant applications and tools. The person will also play a role in post-award support, and may be named in grants and publications. In addition, this role will provide expertise and support in the use of statistics, data analysis, running and writing of data analysis sections for grant applications, computational projects and applications with large and small datasets. The Research Statistician will also develop online documentation and training materials relevant to statistics/data science, as well as help manage workshops. This role will potentially co-author papers with faculty in exchange for taking lead roles on data analysis and writing of results sections in manuscripts.
Responsibilities/Competencies: - Develop data quality plans and data management plans in coordination with study investigators - Prepares Statistical Analysis Plans - Runs data/statistical analysis - Performs, interprets and documents basic and complex analysis - Presents results in written and verbal form - Manages computer systems, writes programs, and trains others in the use of systems. Keeps abreast of the latest statistical modeling and computing tools. - Reviews the design and content of database designs - Institutes procedures to assure data quality and guarantees study protocols are followed appropriately. - Advanced experience with statistical compilations. Skills to manipulate databases.
In addition to expected baseline competencies, this individual must: - Understand the mission and strategic goals of the University - Be able to view and understand the implications of the larger picture both within Research Services and the University at large - Identify and understand complex challenges and have the ability to collect and synthesize supporting data, present challenge and recommend solutions. - Be oriented to innovative approaches to problem solving - Must have proven competencies to work in a team environment that aspires to service excellence with strong individual organizational, planning and communication skills
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Senior Research Statistician: Minimum of three years (Ph.D.) or four years (Masters' degree) of experience in a research environment providing advanced statistical/analytical consultation. Ph.D. in Statistics, Public Health, Social Work, Economics or related area with emphasis on applied statistics preferred. Master's degree with equivalent experience will be considered. Publication record in recognized journals is a plus. Salary;95k to 110k
Research Statistician: Minimum of one year (Ph.D.) or two years (Masters' degree) of experience in a research environment providing advanced statistical/analytical consultation. Salary; 85k to 95k
Requires: - Ability to listen to researchers and provide excellent research support. - Acts as a liaison between researchers and other functional areas within the department. - Oriented to innovative approaches to problem solving. - Excellent verbal, written (including documenting code) and interpersonal communications skills to include presentation skills and the ability to influence others. - Broad understanding of a variety of statistical methods and expertise with software such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, S-Plus, and R - Understanding of data management and databases. - Understanding of Data Science and large data. - Proficient in the use of statistics in a research environment
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About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.