|Job Title:||PhD Statistician|
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.
RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. Our research is sponsored by government agencies, charitable trusts, and community nonprofits. In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; shape emerging policy debates; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.
Statisticians at RAND work across all RAND research areas, including health
policy, labor and population, education and training, criminal and civil justice,
national security, aging, and military manpower. These projects often pose novel
challenges in design, sampling, measurement, analysis, modeling, imputation, and
computing. Statisticians also have the opportunity to perform research in statistical
methods and to provide statistical consulting and education to the RAND research
More information about statisticians at RAND is available at http://www.rand.org/statistics/
All research positions at RAND require excellent analytic skills; the ability
to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing; the
ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team; and a strong
commitment to RAND's core values of quality and objectivity.
In addition, senior research positions require demonstrated ability to mentor and develop junior staff members, lead and direct multidisciplinary teams, set project standards and monitor progress, handle significant budget responsibilities, and communicate interim and final results to the RAND community and to senior policymaking audiences.
Santa Monica, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; or Washington DC
Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and consulting experience, and writing sample; Graduate transcripts (if degree received after 2012) and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Lou_Mariano@rand.org or to RAND Corporation, Attn: Lou Mariano, Head, Statistics Group, 1200 S. Hayes St., Arlington, VA 22202. Review of applications will begin in mid-October; complete applications received by December 15, 2016, will receive priority consideration.
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