Statistical Consulting Service (SCS) Director (Academic Assistant 3)

University of Connecticut
Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
May 15 2018
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Statistical Consulting Service (SCS) Director (Academic Assistant 3)

The Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment ( at the University of Connecticut seeks a Director to lead the Statistical Consulting Service (SCS).

In an age where issues of reproducibility have become central to the national scientific discourse, the importance of resources to ensure statistical rigor have continued to increase. The SCS at the University of Connecticut has seen substantial growth over the past decade, resulting most recently, in increased institutional investment. Though the SCS primarily exists to serve the statistical consulting needs of the greater UConn research community, it additionally plays a role in providing expert statistical consulting services to regional businesses, as well as graduate student training through close collaboration with the UConn Department of Statistics (

The successful candidate will be motivated to maintain and grow a high quality fee-based statistical consulting service at the cutting edge of statistical knowledge. Aside from general administrative duties, it is expected that the majority of the Director's time will be spent providing consultations to users, carrying out data analyses, providing workshops, and managing graduate student staff.


  • Ph.D. in statistics / biostatistics or related fields with experience in applied statistics as evidenced by a strong publication and presentation record in the field.
  • Passion for working in a consulting environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the desire to work in a service oriented environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical packages such as R, SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc.
  • Ability and eagerness to provide technical consultations with large numbers of users and provide workshops/seminars for faculty and students.
  • Willingness to lead in the writing of grant proposals aimed at supporting and advancing the facility.
  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • Experience in several of the following areas: surveys, clinical trials, design of experiments, structural equation modeling, imputation methods, repeated measurements, analysis of categorical data, analysis of survival data, and analysis of 'omics' data.
  • Experience teaching statistics related content (e.g., through seminar, workshops, and/or courses).

The position is for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the Academic Assistant 3 level. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

University Information
With its main campus located in picturesque eastern Connecticut and situated on over 3,000 acres, the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut has the additional benefit of being only a short drive to the major metropolitan areas of Hartford (25 miles), New Haven (60 miles), Providence (50 miles), Boston (80 miles), and New York City (135 miles). In addition to housing more than 100 research centers and institutes, the University of Connecticut has consistently been ranked the top public university in New England, and ranks among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Visit Academic Jobs Online ( to complete an application. Please upload the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information, including email, for at least three professional references (following the search committee's initial review of the applicant pool, references may be contacted to submit a letter). For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on June 29, 2018.

Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018552)

For questions regarding this position, prospective applicants should contact Courtney Wiley via email at All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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