Statistical Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
University Libraries
Research Informatics and Publishing


The mission of the Data Learning Center of the University Libraries is to inspire intellectual discovery by providing services to help users transform data into information. These services include consultations, training, and online tools for student and other researchers in areas such as data, statistics, and research methodology. The primary function of the Statistical Assistant will be to aid the statistical consultants in providing advice and assistance to students in research design, data collection, data analysis, and the use of statistical software. Additionally, the Statistical Assistant will participate in various other ongoing Data Learning Center projects and initiatives, such as developing training materials, database, and online tools. While serving the Data Learning Center, the Statistical Assistant will receive guidance and mentorship from the statistical consultants, as well as other library staff. Desired skills and experience: Second year in Master of Applied Statistics program with good academic standing. Transcript is required for a complete application; Solid knowledge of basic statistical procedures and concepts; Basic understanding of intermediate/advanced statistical procedures and concepts; Some experience with the following: Minitab, SPSS, R, SAS, and STATA; Experience with any of the following is a plus: LaTeX, Access, SQL, NVivo, MPlus, Amos, Lisrel, other programming languages or statistical software; Fluency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint; Ability and interest to learn new statistical software; Desire and ability to work in a collaborative environment; Excellent communication and time management skills; Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as needed; Inquisitive, positive attitude and natural curiosity. Workload is flexible, but can be up to 20 hours per week during the Fall, 2019 and Spring, 2020 semesters. The pay rate is the libraries part-time level 3 rate, currently $9.50/hour.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088