Statistical programmers work in a multidisciplinary environment in support of policy research on a wide range of issues. Programmers work closely with the research staff in creating, managing, and analyzing large and complex data files across RAND's research areas, including health policy, labor and population, education and training, criminal and civil justice, national security and military manpower.
Use SAS to extract, clean, manage, and analyze administrative data, such as health care claims and military manpower files, as a member of research project teams
Clean and analyze survey data using SAS, Stata or R, working on a team to manage data collection, conduct descriptive analysis, and create custom reports
Acquire a strong understanding of research topics and a thorough knowledge of the data and programming efforts involved.
Ability to program in SAS with working knowledge of other data analysis programs such as R and Stata
Ability to carefully produce detail-oriented work
Exceptional problem-solving abilities with a basic understanding of statistical methods (regression, ANOVA, t-tests, etc).
Excellent communication skills
Familiarity with Linux and relational database technologies preferred
The successful candidate will be an experienced, highly motivated self-starter with the ability to solve data analysis problems independently.
Education Requirements: BA/BS in statistics, biostatistics, economics, mathematics, quantitative social sciences, or related field required; MA/MS preferred.
Minimum two years of experience in data management using SAS
Experience with large administrative databases such as health care claims, SSA, survey or personnel data preferred
Experience working in a research setting strongly preferred.
Security Clearance: U.S. Citizenship may be required for positions requiring a U.S. government security clearance.
Location: Santa Monica, CA, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh, PA
RAND is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled
5 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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