Statistical Design and Data Specialist – University of Vermont, University Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The University Libraries is searching for a Statistical Design and Data Specialist (Researcher/Analyst) staff member to join our team. This position serves as a consultant to graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs at the University of Vermont on statistical methodologies, data interpretation and analysis, experimental design, data management, and the use of software supporting such work.

This position will serve as a vital member of the “Statistics Core,” a collaborative, shared resource team that has extended its mission to developing and coordinating statistical support for the entire UVM campus. Formally reporting to the Libraries’ director of access & technology services and functioning as a key element in the libraries’ program of research consultation, this position responds to the needs of students across campus. The incumbent aligns work with the consensus driven vision of the Statistics Core team and meets regularly with members of the team for strategic planning, tactical planning, and continuing education.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related field and three to five years of experience in statistical consulting required. Effective verbal and written communication skills, together with the ability to communicate statistical ideas and concepts clearly and succinctly to a non-technical audience, required. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to prioritize and manage multiple projects required. Familiarity with institutional research board (IRB) policies, procedures, and protocols required. Comprehensive knowledge of at least two major statistical analysis software packages is required (SAS, R, Stata, or SPSS) required. Demonstrated success guiding students, faculty and staff through stressful projects required.

Diversity Statement: The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #S2658PO or to apply on-line with cover letter, résumé and contact information for three references, please visit our website at:; telephone 802-656-3150. Applications will be accepted through February 26, 2021 or until filled.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

– Posted January 24, 2021