Research Scientist, Econometrics and Statistics

Charlottesville, VA
May 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist, Econometrics and Statistics

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Darden Graduate School of Business

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-31-2017

Posting Summary:
The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia invite applications for a Research Scientist beginning at the start of the academic year, fall of 2017.

The Research Scientist works with faculty to support their empirical research projects and conduct workshops on the latest empirical methods. The incumbent will advise on econometrics and computational statistics methods.

This position works closely with a wide variety of faculty supporting research and data analysis activities pertaining to projects that are expected to result in publications in academic journals. The Research Scientist conducts workshops on current empirical methods and support the librarian to curate research databases and source new ones.

Ideal candidate will have:
PhD completed or near completion in related fields such as information systems, information technology, computer science, engineering, or data science.
2-3 years of professional experience.
Subject matter expertise in econometrics and computational statistics methods.
Ability to synthesize information, provide advice and address needs independently.
Ability to formulate and provide advice on research methodologies.
Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data to make recommendations for future study or application.
Ability to oversee implementation and modification of research design.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, proficient in common econometric software applications such as SAS, R, SQL, Stata programming.
Demonstrate strong oral and written communication.
Ability to conduct and synthesize literature reviews.
Demonstrate ability to multi-task and work with individuals.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Work with senior faculty to accomplish goals.

To apply, go to, search for posting number 0620452. You'll be asked to complete a Candidate Profile and attach a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references and a statement of research interest.

For information contact Joey Burton at

The position will be open until filled.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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