Statistical Research Programmer

Full Time

    Job Description

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    Position Description

    Statistical Research Programmers work in a multidisciplinary environment in support of research on a wide range of issues spanning health care, education and labor, social and economic well-being, national security, and military manpower. Statistical Research Programmers work closely with research staff in creating, managing, and analyzing large and complex data sets. Statistical Research Programmers are expected to acquire a basic understanding of the research topic and a thorough knowledge of the data involved while applying programming and analytic skills.

    • Ability to program using SAS, R, Python, or Stata for data management and analysis
    • Exceptional problem-solving abilities with an understanding of statistical methods
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to produce careful and detail-oriented work
    • Ability to work in a team environment

    Education Requirements

    BA/BS in statistics, biostatistics, economics, mathematics, quantitative social sciences, or related field required; MA/MS preferred.

    • Two to four years of experience in use of a statistical programming language such as SAS or R for both data management and statistical tasks
    • Minimum one to two years' experience working with health-care claims data from Medicare, Medicaid or private-sector health-care claims such as Marketscan data.
    • Prefer experience working with longitudinal surveys
    • Experience working in research settings strongly preferred

    Security Clearance

    U.S. Citizenship may be required for positions requiring a U.S. government security clearance.


    Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA

    Salary Range

    Level I: $71,000 - 105,400

    RAND considers a variety of factors when formulating an offer, including but not limited to, the specific role and associated responsibilities; a candidate's work experience, education/training, skills, expertise; and internal equity. This position is eligible for overtime. In addition, RAND provides strong benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, paid time-off and more.

    Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet