Statistician

Published: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position of:

Statistician

JOB SUMMARY

The Statistician will be responsible for:

  1. Conducting statistical institutional effectiveness research, working with Heads of Academic, Administrative and Strategic Business Units.
  2. Participating in the development of statistical methodology, study design and data analysis.
  3. Using statistical software and other methods to gather, analyze and interpret research data.
  4. Formatting data to develop and prepare reports, charts, tables and other related documents.
  5. Collaborating with the relevant IS&T appointed Manager to ensure the timely publication of data and dashboards to all relevant stakeholders within UCC so as to facilitate decision-making

RESPONSIBILITIES (includes but not limited to)

  • Collates relevant information as directed from Heads of Academic, Administrative and Strategic Business Units, then collate analyze, interpret and present the results.
  • Selects data samples, prepares questionnaires and surveys, and conducts logic checks to maintain data quality for all Units and Departments within the UCC
  • Uses existing statistical software and a variety of established statistical methods to gather, analyze, and interpret research data to derive useful information for the purposes of institutional effectiveness and research.
  • Formats data, and develops and prepares reports, charts, tables, and other related documents and graphics.
  • Collaborates with the relevant IS&T appointed Manager to ensure the timely publication and continuous update of dashboards
  • Participates with other Heads in the development of statistical methodology, study design, and data analysis.
  • Assists in project planning and management with clients and other staff members.
  • May supervise data entry personnel and/or students on specific, project-related tasks.
  • To analyze the impact of database changes to the Institution
  • The continual review of data collection and evaluation processes for improvement 
  • Extract live data for statistical analysis, as required
  • Review statistical solutions to identified IE gaps and make recommendations as necessary.
  • Work closely with development teams with regards to database updates and design
  • Monitor and evaluate reports and dashboards as requested.
  • Work with diverse Strategic Business Units (SBUs) to develop dashboard information for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by supervisor

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to plan, create, program and manage complex statistical computer databases.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to apply a range of standard statistical techniques in support of scientific research studies and/or experiments.
  • Ability to process computer data and to format and generate reports.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data.
  • Knowledge of statistical sampling and survey methodology.
  • Skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and/or presentation software.
  • Knowledge of statistical research principles, methods, procedures, and standards.
  • To be able to understand data structures and common methods in data transformation
  • Exposure to data mining and statistical analysis
  • Project Management capabilities 
  • Understanding of Institutional Data Needs 
  • Experience with institutional effectiveness research would represent an asset.

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Statistics or a closely related area
  • Minimum of three years of experience in working with institutional statistics

To apply please email jobvacancies@ucc.edu.jm

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