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Position TitlePOSTDOCTORAL FELLOW / EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER POSITIONS

Company Information

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) is a research institute focused on bringing advances in statistics to high priority projects with national / international impact. Early career researchers at NISS have the opportunity to work with researcher leaders to develop innovative statistical solutions to high impact problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

NISS projects develop and implement new statistical methodology for high priority federal agency problems and analyses of massive datasets. Appointments will be for one year with expectation of renewal. Positions will remain open until filled.
RESEARCH CHALLENGES
Develop, implement and test innovative statistical methodologies.
Apply statistical thinking and technology to high-profile social, economic and survey data.
Conduct research to meet one or more of five objectives:
(1) Innovative methodology for modeling and estimation for survey data.
(2) Uncertainty quantification and computation, often for combining different sources of uncertainty.
(3) Design and analysis of simulations and experiments to validate new methodology and models.
(4) New methodology for analysis and interpretation of Big Data.
(5) Complex analysis of federal Big Data to answer specific substantive questions.

Position Qualifications

STATISTICAL EXPERTISE
Preferred Areas: Survey sampling, Small area statistics, Bayesian inference, Statistical computation, Statistical modeling, Foundations of data science, Image analysis, Space-time modeling, High-dimensional data analysis.
Computing Skills: SAS, R; Other proficiencies depending on specific project (Python, Spark, SQL, Graphics, etc.).
APPLICANTS
Education: Doctorate in statistics, data science or related discipline expected or received within the last 5 years.
Experience or Interest: Demonstrated ability to apply statistical theory/methods in substantive area context.
Research: Demonstrated ability with professional publications and/or presentations.
Other Requirements: Commitment to collaborative research, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer