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job family: Managerial & professional 

STARS Requisition: 43502BR
University Job Title: Biostatistician
Department Job Title: Statistician/Econometrician
Grade: 23

Position Focus: 

Collaborate on new and ongoing projects in development economics and applied microeconomics.

Essential Duties: 

  1. Plans study designs.
  2. Cleans and analyzes large datasets.
  3. Conducts econometric analysis.
  4. Contributes to papers and proposals.
  5. Organizes and creates figures and tables, and makes them ready for publication.
  6. Maintains relationships with external partners and supports quality assurance of ongoing fieldwork.
  7. Ensures continued institutional support for Yale SOM faculty member’s research. Publicizes results of studies online or in policy briefs, prepares grant applications, and maintains relationships with collaborating institutions.

Required Education & Experience: 

Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or relevant field. Two years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  1. Programming experience in Stata, MATLAB, ArcGIS/Python, strong quantitative background.
  2. Experience presenting research to policy implementers or a more general audience and long-term interest in pursuing research in economics.
  3. Detail-oriented. Ability to work independently to solve problems and proven ability to manage multiple projects and maintain professional relationships.


Master’s Degree in Economics/Econometrics or relevant field. Familiarity with economics and randomized controlled trials. Global orientation; experience working across countries and regions, and fluency in more than one language.


  • Customer Service Focus – Listening carefully to and understanding customers’ needs and proactively responding to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Teamwork/Communication – Working cooperatively to achieve common goals. Support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information.
  • Product Excellence – Provide the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality.
  • Leadership – Provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement.
  • Innovative – Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately.
  • Strategic Thinking – Recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals.

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