PhD Statistician
RAND Corporation - United States

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PhD Statistician

Position Description

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 community.

More information about statisticians at RAND is available at


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.

Education Requirements

- PhD in statistics or biostatistics (you may also apply if you are at the dissertation stage and
expect to complete your PhD within 12 months)
- Excellent theoretical training and empirical skills, including experiment design, sampling,
multiple imputation, and modeling
- Strong interest in applied statistics and public policy


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