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Research Statistician Duties

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This is professional and technical work involved in providing statistical and computer services in support of a research project.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for consulting with faculty regarding statistical and computer service needs, administering the operation of the data processing system, and providing technical assistance in the area of computer applications. Duties are performed under the general direction of an administrative superior.


Consults with faculty concerning statistical and computer services and experimental designs in research projects.

Provides technical assistance in computer programming applications.

Determines appropriate statistical procedures for the analysis of research data.

Determines computer application requirements for statistical analyses.

Executes programs on computer systems, interprets results.

Supervises and coordinates work activities of support staff involved in providing statistical and computer services.

Maintains computer usage records.

Provides expertise in the creation, maintenance, updating, and retrieval of information for large data base files.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with undergraduate degree in computer science or related field, graduate degree in statistics or related field, and considerable experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of computer software systems, programming, and statistical analysis.

Thorough knowledge of one or more major high level programming language.

Ability to determine appropriate experimental design/statistical analysis combinations.

Ability to plan, coordinate, and direct the work of technical personnel.

Ability to deal effectively and efficiently with a wide variety of user hardware and software problems.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.



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