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Statistical Analyst- Remote Eligible (Health Division)

Job ID 1751-4

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using statistics, data science, and analytics. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee- owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here:

At Mathematica, we take pride in our commitment to diversity. Building an inclusive culture that draws on the individual strengths of employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, abilities, and experience is key to our success.

We are looking for masters-level health statisticians to join our vibrant group of over 50 statisticians and data scientists. The contributions of our statisticians underpin our ability to produce crucial evidence for policy and decision makers, ultimately furthering our mission to improve public well-being. For example, our statisticians have developed COVID-19 decision tools, extended state-of-the-art methods for identifying treatment effect heterogeneity to enhance primary care delivery, and leveraged Bayesian factorial design to improve the presentation of school choice information to low-income parents.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Analysis. Apply statistical and machine learning methods to evaluate and improve social programs and policies, with the oversight of more senior statisticians . Assist in designing rigorous studies, determining appropriate analytic methods, and interpreting findings.
  • Coding. Write programs to perform all stages of quantitative analysis, including: (1) conduct data extraction, cleaning, and manipulation, (2) apply advanced statistical and machine learning techniques, and (3) develop programs to calculate descriptive statistics, populate tables, and visualize results.
  • Communication. Draft sections of reports, including technical appendices, and presentations for policymakers and other stakeholders. Communicate findings to internal project teams via memos, presentations, or markdown files.
  • Business development. Assist on proposals for new research projects, especially the quantitative methods sections.
  • Teamwork. Participate actively and thoughtfully in multidisciplinary teams.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline, such as statistics, biostatistics, applied mathematics, quantitative economics, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Expertise in some of the following statistical and/or machine learning methods: causal inference, equitable evaluation, experimental design, Bayesian inference, hierarchical/multilevel modeling, longitudinal data analysis, performance measurement, SEIR modeling, spatial statistics, small area estimation, predictive modeling, natural language processing, and network analysis
  • Fluency in one or more of the following statistical programming languages: R, Python, Stan, Julia, Stata, or SAS
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate statistical methods and findings for a non-technical audience
  • Experience using cloud computing platforms and services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) preferred
  • Experience contributing to proposals preferred
  • Subject-matter knowledge in health policy preferred
This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $70,000 to $95,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and a code sample. 

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Woodlawn, MD; Princeton, NJ; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; Cambridge, MA; Remote


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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