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Specialist - Research-Continuing

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Ctr For Statistical Training Consulting 10059650
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 95000.00-125000.00 Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Associate Director - Research Specialist

Position Summary

The Associate Director of the Center for Statistical Training & Consulting (CSTAT) collaborates with the Director in carrying out CSTAT’s mission.  Successful candidates will (1) coordinate CSTAT’s projects with CSTAT consultants; (2) communicate and collaborate with CSTAT clients and partners; (3) mentor and coach graduate students; (4) assist with the overall administration. The position is approximately 60% administrative work and 40% research collaborations. This is a full-time (100% FTE) Academic Specialist in the continuing system.

This is a full-time (100% FTE) Academic Specialist with an initial appointment period of 3 years and can be extended subject to satisfactory progress.

For more information about the Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT), please visit our website at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Statistics or other quantitative field

Minimum Requirements

The Associate Director candidate is committed to rigor and reproducibility in collaborative research and to advancement of graduate education, has experience in providing statistical support, has strong administrative and management abilities, has proficient knowledge of applied statistical methodology and relevant programming skills such as in R, and is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) among students, staff, and faculty. Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with people (team members, scientific experts, institutional partners), oral and written communication skills to interact with cross-disciplinary researchers, and ability to work effectively under deadlines are essential. A Doctorate in statistics or quantitative field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience of progressively responsible consulting and management experience is required. 

Required Application Materials

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in CSTAT, administrative experience, approach to leadership, and commitment to DEI (max 2-3 pages).  
  • A CV citing administrative experience, professional development activities, publications, or funding record.  
  • Contact information for three references, letters will only be solicited for candidates selected for an interview.

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



Department Statement

CSTAT is a unit within the Office of Research and Innovation at MSU and has a proud tradition of collaborating with internationally renowned researchers. CSTAT provides employees with a diverse, challenging set of duties that foster learning new skills and knowledge, and a collegial environment where employees regularly share information, ideas, resources, and solutions to problems. CSTAT invests in employees by providing on-the-job training, mentoring, and coaching; and providing financial support for professional development.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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