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st: a Stata programmer position

From   Stas Kolenikov <>
Subject   st: a Stata programmer position
Date   Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:14:05 -0500

My company (Abt SRBI) is seeking an MA-level Stata/SAS-proficient
statistician/survey methodologist according to the following job
description (I asked Marcello if it is OK to post this). If you read
Heeringa, West and Berglund book + J Scott Long's Workflow book, you
DEFINITELY qualify. If you know the loopholes in these books, you are
OVERqualified (that's Steve Samuels). You can approach me with
informal inquires -- off the list, please.


Statistician, Abt SRBI, Advanced Methods group

Abt SRBI Inc, the survey research subsidiary of Abt Associates, is a
leading survey research organization. We provide survey data
collection, statistical consulting and analysis to a broad range of
government agencies, university researchers, foundations, the media
and major corporations.

We are currently seeking a Statistician to provide assistance with
sampling, weighting and related tasks for complex surveys.  This
position is based in the Advanced Methods Group, which provides
statistical consulting on a range of academic, media, and federal
projects.  The group consists of methodologists and statisticians who
work on sample design, weighting, imputation, variance estimation,
non-response analysis, and other methodological issues.  Location is
flexible as Abt SRBI has offices in New York, NY, Cambridge, MA,
Chicago, IL, Silver Spring, MD, Fort Myers, FL, Durham, NC, and
Scottsdale, AZ.

Responsibilities include:

•       Analyzing federal public use microdatasets (such as the ACS,  CPS,
NHIS) to compute incidence estimates and weighting benchmarks

•       Creating Stata or SAS programs (under guidance of senior
statisticians) to clean datasets, select samples, impute for missing
data, and generate surveys weights

•       Implementing quality control procedures to ensure the accuracy of
sampling and weighting protocols

•       Calculating standard errors and design effects

•       Assisting with proposal and report writing

•       Conducting non-response analysis and validation studies

This position involves interaction with Abt SRBI’s Sampling and Data
Processing departments, as well as project directors in in various
practice groups (e.g., Public Policy, Community Health,
Transportation).  The Statistician is encouraged to work with members
of the Advanced Methods Group to develop research for presentation at
professional conference, such as AAPOR or JSM.

Required Skills and Knowledge include:

•       Master’s degree in survey methodology, statistics, biostatistics,
mathematics, sociology, economics, or political science.  A social
science degree must be complemented with sufficient quantitative
course work and/or practical experience in survey data collection and

•       Experience using Stata and/or SAS in data management and
statistical analysis

•       Working knowledge of sampling strategies under a range of survey
designs (e.g., telephone RDD, ABS, listed samples, multiple sampling

•       Ability to use complex survey software to appropriately specify the
relevant design options and to compute the point estimates and
standard errors that account for complex survey designs

•       Strong writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills

Applicants are encouraged to apply online
(  Abt SRBI is an equal opportunity
employer who actively seeks diversity in the workplace.  Veterans are
encouraged to apply.

-- Stas Kolenikov, PhD, PStat (SSC)  ::
-- Senior Survey Statistician, Abt SRBI  ::  work email kolenikovs at
srbi dot com
-- Opinions stated in this email are mine only, and do not reflect the
position of my employer

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