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Opportunity in Statistics Research with National Science Foundation

NSF Statistics Research, Analysis, and Data Visualization

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for an opportunity with the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). Opportunity includes full-time one year appointment and may be extended contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

What will I be doing?  As a participant with NCSES, you will get to be part of a data collection program, to search for and analyze key trends and patterns, and to visualize analyses in novel and informative ways. Both independently, and as part of a team, you will help define specific projects that will advance the Center’s ability to generate, document, and analyze statistics on the science and engineering enterprise. You will be encouraged to engage in individual innovation and novelty in approach and techniques (including the use of non-survey data and methodologies).

Why should I apply?  You will enhance your education and training in statistics research, data analysis and data visualization, increase your marketability in these disciplines, collaborate with leading experts on the science and engineering enterprise and the federal data strategy, and gain insight into career opportunities through your experiences and under the leadership of your mentor.

Where will I be located?  Alexandria, VA (Washington, D.C. area)

What are the benefits?  You will receive a stipend for living and other expenses during this appointment, based on your academic and professional background. You may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses.

Am I eligible?  You must a U.S. Citizen and have received or expect to complete all requirements for a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Communications & Graphic Design, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics & Statistics, or similar field in the life, health and medical sciences or business sectors.

Preferred candidates will have (1) computer programming skills, (2) familiarity with analytical software, and (3) knowledge and experience in data analysis.

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit For questions, send an email Please include the reference code for the opportunity [NSF-NCSES-2019-0001] in your email subject line.