Manager, Statistical Support Services, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Under the supervision of the Director, StatLab and Technology Programs for the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), the Manager of Statistical Support Services provides advanced statistical consulting and data analysis support to faculty and students. This position serves as the lead analyst and supervisor of a team of outstanding PhD students from across many disciplines, all of whom provide consultations and training in support of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. As a member of the CSSSI, the Manager of Statistical Support Services works closely with librarians and specialists to deliver a broad range of data services to the Yale community.

The Manager of Statistical Support Services collaborates closely with Data and GIS Librarians, Research Data Support staff, and StatLab consultants to plan and deliver workshops and consultation in support of data analysis applications and tools. The position collaborates with partners across the university including Yale Center for Research Computing, Center for Teaching and Learning, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and the Digital Humanities Lab to provide expertise in research design and application support for computational and statistical projects from across the academic spectrum.

Working closely with faculty and researchers, the Manager of Statistical Support Services makes data analysis understandable and relatable to facilitate data-driven research projects. In addition to supporting faculty and research projects, the incumbent also provides instruction sessions and training on new tools and techniques as appropriate to enhance digital scholarship. The Manager of Statistical Support Services offers assistance with grant applications and scholarly publishing related to data analysis as needed.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
a�? Mastera��s degree in the Social Sciences, Computer Science, Information Science or related field and four years of experience in an academic environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
a�? Demonstrated proficiency with advanced quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, methodology and related software (such as SAS, Stata, R, MATLAB, Mathematica, NVivo, etc) in an academic setting.
a�? Possess firm understanding of technical applications in statistical research and instruction. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills.
a�? Demonstrated ability to design projects related to statistics, data resources, geospatial and/or social science computing and bring them to a timely conclusion.
a�? Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
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Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: PhD in Statistics or Data Science. Knowledge of and experience with GIS, data management, and relational databases. Experience with survey design, statistical consulting and quantitative instruction. Experience with data visualization tools/languages (Tableau, leaflet, Processing, D3). Strong understanding of metadata standards, XML, UNIX, Python, Perl, PHP, Javascript and Java programming.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional in formation on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS requisition number for this position is 39185BR.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individuala��s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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