The Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU) is a professional service group that aims to strengthen research on campus by assisting scholars with using statistical methods in their research in the most optimal way. Our services are coordinated to provide statistical expertise to the entire Cornell community through consulting, teaching and contract services.
Clients come from a broad array of fields of research including but not limited to epidemiology, economics, psychology, sociology, linguistics, agricultural and plant sciences, engineering and veterinary medicine. CSCU is a fast paced office as it has logged more than 2500 client contacts annually over the past few years and this number is continuously increasing. CSCU also offers a growing number of workshops, guest lectures and courses and in addition provides statistical contract services i.e. full-service statistical analyses for clients.
The Director of the CSCU leads and manages the unit, providing direction and supervision to CSCU staff. In conjunction with the Chair of Statistics and Data Science, develop and execute the strategic plan for the CSCU. Responsible for the development and implementation of the overall budget of approximately $350,000. Responsible for the billing structure, including setting rates, tracking income and expenses; develop the marketing plan and evaluate of the work and operation of CSCU.
A Master's degree in Statistics, biometry or related field, plus 7 years' experience, or equivalent. Research experience required. Comprehensive understanding of basic and advanced statistical methods and research design. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of major statistical programs and ability to learn and adapt specialized programs. Strong analytical and project management skills. Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills are essential. Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills. Ability to work in a complex, fast paced, deadline driven and dynamic environment.
PhD preferred. Experience in academic setting helpful.
Visa sponsorship not available with this position.
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