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Statistician (part-time)

The University of Texas at Austin
retirement plan
United States, Texas, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
September 27, 2023

Job Posting Title:

Statistician (part-time)


Hiring Department:

Department of Neuroscience


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:

Nov 16, 2022


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until May 31, 2023





Job Details:

General Notes

This position is part-time, for up to 19 hours per week. Position will end effective six months from start date. Subsequent renewal of employment will be based upon performance review, progress towards research goals, and continuation of funding.

Job Purpose

To independently bring advanced collaborative skills and extensive knowledge of classical and modern statistical methodology and applications so as to provide professional statistical support for animal, genetic, and sociological research in the lab of Dr. Michela Marinelli for the Department of Neuroscience.

  • Design, develop, and implement mathematical or statistical analysis for complex data sets involving multiple variables (some nested and some not), transcriptomics studies, sociology studies, and psychometric scales.

  • Prepare and present reports of findings including graphical displays and collaborate on the development of reports and manuscripts for peer-review and for statistical components of protocols for scientific or IRB review, to accurately summarize study design, methods, analysis plans and interpretation of results.

  • Participate in the development of research study designs and conduct their analyses and sample size and power calculations

  • Ensure appropriateness and applicability of mathematical, statistical, or research techniques utilized, and contribute towards rigorous evaluation and validation.

  • Participate in development of novel quantitative approaches, or customization of statistical methods per project needs.

  • Identify areas giving rise to particular methodological challenges, search the (bio)statistical literature to generate solutions to those challenges, articulate methodological limitations, and propose avenues for methodological innovation.

Required Qualifications
  • Master degree in Statistics or Biostatistics or very closely related field, with major coursework in statistics.

  • At least two years of statistical collaborative experience.

  • Ability to perform descriptive data analysis, statistical modeling for univariate and multivariate data, clustered, longitudinal, and time-to-event data.

  • Ability to search, read, vet and stay abreast of the (bio)statistical methodological literature. Interest in learning about diverse areas of biomedical and preclinical studies, genetics, and sociological sciences.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

  • Proficiency with literature searches. Demonstrated ability to use complex excel formulas, and create macros.

  • Professional demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications
  • More than the required experience in a research lab.

  • Experience in machine-learning.

  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills, both oral and written.

Hourly Range

$24.04/hour + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • May work around chemical fumes.

  • May work around standard office conditions.

  • May work around biohazards.

  • May work around chemicals.

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



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