UIC Alaska

Research Statistician

Research & Scientific
Location : Location
Minimum Clearance Required
Public Trust (NAC)
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%




Bowhead seeks a Research Statistician to work closely with other contractor and government scientists and analysts to design experiments, analyze complex data sets, and develop statistical models to address diverse forest health and carbon sustainability issues within the EWN research program. They will employ statistical theory and software packages to analyze large, multivariate data sets, and build predictive models and simulations using regression, machine learning, and Bayesian statistics approaches. They will provide interpretations of results and communicate statistical findings to both technical and non-technical audiences. Our senior scientist will be proficient with R, Python, SQL, SAS, MATLAB, or related programming languages


  • Assist with field evaluations and data collection efforts aimed at identifying the vegetation type, density, and vigor.
  • Possess experience with working outside under adverse weather conditions.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to assist with work conducted in remote areas while exposed to insects, wet/hot conditions, uneven terrain, and be able to lift and carry field gear weighing up to 50 pounds.

Travel may also include regional trips (Mississippi and Louisiana). Each trip would be for 5 to 10 days for the Great Lakes and Great Plains Region; regional travel may include day trips or travel up to 5-days. Estimating a total for 8 trips will be required for this task.


  • BS Degree and two to five (2-5+) years of experience in a related field or related area, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Must have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures as related to biological and environmental studies
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team

Physical Demands:
• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
• Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
• Must be able to twist, bend, and squat periodically


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain a Public Trust (NAC) level clearance. US Citizenship is a requirement for this location.




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