The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a Research Assistant. This Part-time Fixed Term (17.5 hours per week) position is for approximately 7 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
The position reports to Dr. Deniz Sezer. The research assistant will work with Dr. Sezer and other research assistants on an industrial project with the Transalta cooperation.
Research Assistants provide statistical and research support services to a wide range of projects. These positions conduct statistical analyses, monitor trends, compile data, and prepare charts, graphs, summaries, and reports in support of the research activities. Work activities will also include supporting publication through literature review, assisting with grant proposals, and preparing reports for presentation. Work is routinely reviewed by Supervisor or Principal Investigator.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Establish and maintain effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community
Assist the Principle Investigator and the research team by providing analytical support, including preparation of reports and presentations; provide progress reports to Dr. Sezer and Transalta team every two weeks
Involved in a variety of analyses using different software techniques, including calibration using statistical software, identifying a spatio-temporal model, and providing a framework for optimization
Collect, organize, and analyze data; identifying target variables for forecasting. This includes materials for presentation and publication
Compile tables, charts, graphs, and summarized statistics for integration in research papers and reports
Provide a final report describing the findings of the research, together with R/Matlab code to recreate all the computations
Qualifications / Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Science or Statistics required, Masters preferred
Minimum 2 years of related experience, including experience in a research environment
A combination of education and experience may be considered
Advanced skills in statistical software programs (ie. SAS, STATA)
Knowledge in computational statistics and programming
Experience in working with large data sets
Ability to learn independently
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability for professional report writing
Ability to problem solve in complex situations
Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments
Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist / Advisor Job Family, Phase I.
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