NSF Opportunity - Statistics Research, Analysis & Data Visualization

by Vash Doshi, Graduate Career Peer
Friday, November 15, 2019 10:20 AM


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). This opportunity includes a full-time, one-year appointment that may be extended contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) — part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) — is the world’s premier source for data and information on the science and engineering enterprise. NCSES is one of only thirteen principal statistical agencies in the U.S. federal government.

What will I be doing? The scope of the work relates to both domestic and international data and information. Participants will have the opportunity to make use of, or support and improve, NCSES and other available data on innovation, research and development (R&D), the science and engineering workforce, U.S. competitiveness in science, engineering and technology, and STEM education. 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 be 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 a 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. 

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