Research Scientist / Statistician [Global Health & Higher Ed]
Far Harbor, LLC5.0
Austin, TX
Job description

Experienced candidates (7+ years) only please.

Summary: The Research Scientist collaborates with our friendly team of social scientists to design and evaluate sponsored public health programs. Help make a difference in the world at our growing statistical research firm in downtown Austin.

Position Description

Far Harbor helps to design and evaluate research initiatives that aim to improve maternal, child and reproductive health in the US and developing countries. We seek an experienced applied research scientist or statistician with excellent communication skills to contribute on multidisciplinary teams and consult with our clients.

The Research Scientist works with diverse team members on long-term statistical consulting projects in public health. This person assists fellow scientific staff, conducts analyses of population health surveys, oversees data preparation and quality checking, develops analytic plans, reviews research products, and participates in authoring of peer-reviewed journal publications.

Experience/Skills Required

  • PhD in statistics, economics, psychology, sociology, or related social science strongly preferred
  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience as an applied research statistician (or in a position with significant statistical duties)
  • Graduate-level statistical training required (probability, sampling, general linear models)
  • Proficiency with SAS and other statistical software (data step processing, developing and calling SAS macros, and running statistical procedures); SAS programming expertise strongly preferred
  • Experience with multilevel analytic methods and/or weighted logistic regression
  • Familiarity with complex survey designs (clustered sampling, oversampling)
  • Experience with program evaluation and observational (or quasi-experimental) studies preferred
  • Good understanding of analytic methods for non-random samples, non-equivalent groups, selection bias, etc.
  • Some familiarity with psychometrics, measurement models, and/or structural equation modeling a plus
  • Friendly communication skills with the ability to present clear results to non-technical audiences
  • Excellent writing and demonstrated scientific publication experience
  • Applied consulting experience or project management a plus


$88k-118k/year salary (based on experience) with annual bonus potential. Vacation, holidays, 401k plan, flex work benefits and company-paid access to the on-site gym.

About the Company

Far Harbor LLC ( is a statistical consultancy established in 2000 and based in Austin, TX. The firm offers expert research and analysis consulting to a number of federal, state, and international clients. We serve our clients primarily by assisting in the design and analysis of field research and population studies.

Work Location

This is a local position in our downtown Austin TX office; flex-hours and telework (Mon & Fri) are available with proficiency on projects. Our modern offices include a fitness center with showers for walking/running/biking to work. Occasional travel might be required (2-3 trips per year for client meetings). We follow CDC and city guidelines and implement policies for telework during pandemic spikes. We enjoy a collegial work environment and are motivated to provide excellent scientific work for our clients.

Application requirements

Please respond to this posting with the following items:

  • a well-written cover letter referencing this position and your primary qualifications and goals, -and-
  • a detailed CV or resume containing education, experience, and any specialized or technical skills relevant to the position.

Candidates who do not provide the above items or fail to meet the minimum skills/experience requirements will not be contacted. Qualified applicants will receive confirmation of receipt by email, and top candidates will be notified personally.

EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Please no recruiters or contract agencies. Thank you for your interest.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $88,000.00 - $118,000.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Pay may depend on skills and/or qualifications

COVID-19 considerations:
We work in public health and follow CDC guidance closely.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Remote: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Preferred)


  • Master's (Required)


  • Public health: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Research: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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401 W. 15th Street Suite 690 Austin, TX 78701


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Consulting and Business Services

Company Description
Our company helps organizations to design, conduct and publish top-notch scientific research. We specialize in statistics, population research, program evaluation, survey design, data visualization, and scientific writing, with particular expertise in public health, education and public policy. Since 2000 we’ve had the pleasure to consult for research programs around the world. Our clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARE International, Centers for Disease Control, US Office of Population Affairs, and many more. Far Harbor, LLC ( is a statistical consultancy based in the great little city of Austin, TX.
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