Statistical Consultant

Ripple Effect Rockville , MD 20850

Posted 3 weeks ago

Ripple Effect has an immediate opening for a Statistical Consultant with exceptional communication skills to support to our Research & Evaluation team.


  • Duty Location:
  • Position Information: Part-Time, Temporary
  • Vacancy: One Opening
  • Security Level: A security clearance is not required to apply. Applicants, once hired, may be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Travel Required:This position requires occasional local travel (Washington, D.C. area) for work-related meetings
  • Relocation Expenses:No relocation expenses may be authorized for this position


Ripple Effect works with federal, private, and non-profit clients to support some of the most crucial policies and programs that shape our nation. We provide professional consulting services in the areas of: Communications & Outreach; Program Management & Policy; and Research & Evaluation. For this position, we are looking for someone with the breadth and depth to work with our Federal clients at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Ripple Effect is an interdisciplinary environment, full of insightful and intentional people who value and reward adaptability, lifelong learning, and authenticity. This is a fast-paced, demanding environment, but also very rewarding, where independent work, creative thinking, and solution-proposing is the norm. To learn more about working at Ripple Effect and our growing team, check out the Future Rippler section of our website.

Job Description

Ripple Effect is seeking a part-time Statistical Consultant to join our Research & Evaluation team to work under our Director of Research and Evaluation on a variety of research and program evaluation projects at NIH, CMS, and various other clients. The ideal candidate should be familiar with biomedical research and the NIH grant process, be organized and detail-oriented, and have a variety of skills. Job responsibilities include data analysis, statistical modeling, and analytical writing. This flexible position will call on the candidate to support evaluation projects based on the companys business needs and candidate availability, which may vary week-to-week and month-to-month.

Project tasks may include:

  • Provide statistical expertise for a wide-range of research and evaluation projects (e.g., surveys, portfolio and program data, large administrative datasets, secondary data)
  • Recommend quantitative methodology and create quantitative analysis plans to address research and evaluation questions
  • Perform advanced statistical analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and programs
  • Provide analytic support for administrative data requests, reports, and presentations
  • Compile or review study findings for technical reports and presentations
  • Provide data visualization, such as graphs, graphics, and infographics, based on study findings
  • Assist in writing publications on the results of data analyses
  • Provide mentorship and training to other quantitative analysts, including review of, and feedback on their work
  • Contribute writing and technical support for proposal writing to support business development efforts
  • Other duties, as assigned


Basic Requirements

  • Masters degree in statistics, analytics, data science, or related field
  • At least 3 years of post-graduate experience
  • Expertise in advanced statistical analyses and modeling, such as regression, factor analysis, time series analyses, propensity score matching, structural equation modeling, and latent variable modeling
  • Advanced Stata, SAS, or SPSS expertise and experience (Stata strongly preferred)
  • Experience leading small or large teams to analyze research or program evaluation data
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint
  • Highly organized, efficient, and extremely detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and know when to seek assistance
  • Demonstrated strength in written communication skills, including professional emails
  • Ability to use innovative, creative approaches when necessary (to meet novel needs and/or solve problems)
  • Ability to work productively in web-based systems to accomplish tasks (e.g., Microsoft SharePoint)
  • Must work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and organize information for multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, relying on your own resources and initiative
  • Exceptional oral and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interface with external clients, senior management, and staff

Preferred Skills

  • PhD in statistics, analytics, data science, or related field
  • Prior experience with NIH projects and work across a variety of NIH data systems (e.g., QVR, IMPAC II, iSearch, IN-SPIRE)
  • Experience with MPlus, R, SQL, and/or Python
  • Knowledge of public health, health, or science to assess the effectiveness of programs in these areas (particularly NIH programs), or expertise in educational assessment and evaluation
  • Experience with quantitative analysis of publications data or bibliometrics
  • Experience with social network analyses
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook)


Our employees are rewarded in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional benefits, and a range of work/life programs based on employment classification. Benefit offerings may include:

  • Health Benefits Health, Dental, and Vision
  • Life, long-term disability, and other insurance products
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Retirement 401K program
  • Profit sharing and bonus program
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Professional development
  • Flexible schedules and work location

Vetting and Hiring Process

It is the policy of Ripple Effect that:

  • qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits;
  • EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled;
  • employment eligibility will be verified using E-verify;
  • applicants may be asked to participate in assessments during the interview process as described in our Informed Consent Policy; and
  • applicants will not be reimbursed for any expenses associated with the interview process or relocation.

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Statistical Consultant

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