Applied Statistics, Data analysis/processing, Temporal/spatial statistics
EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER POSITION
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.
CAREER OPPORTUNITY in SPATIAL STATISTICS
This project will develop and implement new spatial statistical methodology for massive education datasets. The appointment will be for one year with expectation of renewal. The position will remain open until filled. See full job announcement here.
Develop, implement and test innovative spatial statistical methodologies
Apply GIS technology to high-profile social, economic and education data (American Community Survey, US Department of Education surveys and assessments)
Conduct research with three-part objective:
(1) Methodology for spatial modeling and estimation with changes of support for survey data
(2) Uncertainty quantification and computation for combining different sources of uncertainty, e.g., from survey sampling and from spatial dependence models
(3) Design and analysis of simulations and experiments to validate new methodology and models developed
Senior Mentor: Christopher Wikle (Professor, University of Missouri)
Co-supervisor: Nell Sedransk (Director, NISS-DC)
Collaborators: NCES lead researchers (National Center for Education Statistics, US Department of Education)
Education: Doctorate in statistics or related discipline expected or completed within the last 5 years
Specific Knowledge: Spatial/spatio-temporal modeling, statistical computation, high-dimensional data analysis
Experience or Interest: Survey data and official statistics, GIS analysis and methodology
Research: Demonstrated ability with professional publications and/or presentations
Other Requirements: Commitment to collaborative research, excellent verbal and written communication skills
Citizenship: US Citizens or non-citizens with current active Census Bureau security clearances for restricted data
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience. Recent PhD recipients could expect $85,000 per year
Dates: Appointment starting any time after 15 August 2019; application pool open until position is filled
Expectations: Active participation in research with publications in top statistical and domain science journals, also presentations at national professional conferences
Letter of Interest: Full contact information, year graduated, concise response to research emphases above
CV: Educational background (including relevant coursework), research experience, publications
References: Contact information for three references (no letters please)
Additional Salary Information: Recent PhD recipients could expect $85,000 per year
About National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS)
NISS is a national institute of modest size that delivers high-impact research in science and in public policy by leveraging the rich expertise of its staff with that of its base of affiliated organizations in academia, industry and government. As its name indicates, NISS works on issues where information and quantitative analysis are keys to solutions and decisions.
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