Statistician Entry

Yale University - New Haven, CT4.3

Position Focus:
Reporting to the Operations Manager for the Department of Economics and the Economic Growth Center, the Statistician will collaborate closely with Professor Rohini Pande on projects in the fields of development economics with a focus on projects in the area of governance and environment in South Asia. The selected candidate will, according to project needs, contribute to research design through reviewing relevant literature, identifying available data, designing survey instruments or other components of interventions. The Statistician will also be responsible for data analysis on projects as needed, including contributing to preparing journal articles or project reports for funders. This position requires some international travel to conduct research.

Essential Duties

1. Performs a variety of duties involving the application of statistical skills to the design of research studies. Works as a member of a research team/study team to provide appropriate statistical input in the design, execution and analysis of studies. 2. Participates in the development of operations and procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data. 3. Operates one or more systems of computer hardware and statistical analysis software for the management and analysis of data. Evaluates the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy. 4. Analyzes and interprets statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information. 5. Processes large amounts of data for statistical modeling and graphic analysis, using computers. 6. Investigates, evaluates and prepares reports on applicability, efficiency, and accuracy of statistical methods used in obtaining and evaluation data. 7. Participates in the preparation of written and oral presentations that summarize the analysis of data, interprets the finding and provides conclusions and recommendations. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated strong analytical skills in mathematics, economics and/or statistics.

Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability to manipulate large amounts of data, use of advanced reasoning and analytical skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:
Demonstrated programming ability with large datasets in Stata.

Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated ability with randomized control trials in developing countries.

Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to occasionally travel internationally to conduct research.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience with Python and R preferred.

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