Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.Job Description
Boston College seeks a full-time Research Statistician in the Carroll School of Management ("CSOM") in Chestnut Hill, MA.
The Research Statistician will consult and provide professional statistical research support services for a broad cross-section of research projects for faculty in the Carroll School of Management.Must have the ability to effectively handle, transfer, organize and present data for a range of research projects and associated grant applications. Provide research support services through the application of analytical methods to find and manipulate financial, marketing and management data and work on special projects as determined by the Dean.
- Work with faculty to develop, port and optimize databases. Investigate, analyze and interpret data using multivariate statistical modeling. Provide consulting and programming for database management.
- Formulate research designs and suggest ways to improve designs by identifying potential problems, recommending and implementing solutions.
- Combine/merge datasets that are acquired from different sources. Create templates for researchers, clean and transfer data to different formats from Excel to SQL and SAS to STATA.
- Help debug researcher codes, develop and support C programs to extract and process large datasets
- Work with researchers on grant applications as related to collecting, managing, and disseminating data.
- Complete special projects/analyses related to CSOM research effort as assigned by the Dean.
- Oversee the collection/extraction of data by student assistance. Coordinate the hiring and scheduling of student workers.
This position is an individual contributor who will be serving a large group of faculty. Time management and setting performance metrics will be important. Required to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Requirements
Functional and Technical Competencies - The candidate should have:
- Programming expertise in SAS, particularly SAS statistical procedures.
- The ability to manipulate large and complex financial and marketing datasets using procedures and experience with one other statistical package such as SPSS or STATA is required. Additional SAS skills in SQL, IML, and Macros would be a plus. Interfaces to databases such as Perl DIB or Java JDBC.
- Experience with HTML and web technologies.
- Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques such as time series analysis, panel analysis, hierarchical linear models, structural equation models. Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE), and Generalized Linear Models (GLM) is desirable.
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to manage time and work independently are essential.
- Experience with research projects in an academic environment.
- Expertise with XML.
- Experience with Perl (or Python) STATA (or SAS).
- Experience with WRDS, CRSP, EDGAR, COMPUSTAT and.or Audit Analytics.
- Strong quantitative skills with the ability to provide instruction and consulting.
- Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably within academic methods and/or statistical analysis.
- Bachelor's degree in statistics, management or social sciences with an emphasis on applied statistics.
- Graduate study in a quantitatively-oriented discipline is a plus as is experience with academic research methods.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.