Careers at NISS

NISS is currently seeking to fill the following positions.  Click on the links to find out more about these positions and how to apply!

NISS is always interested in connecting with individuals that would help further the mission of NISS.


NISS Seeking Next Director

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) seeks a talented statistical/data scientist to serve as its Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In 2020, NISS celebrated its 30th anniversary with a renewed focus on its mission to identify, catalyze and foster high-impact research and to offer exceptional opportunities for training to promote and advance the statistical and data sciences in the United States. The NISS legal corporate home is in North Carolina; its scientific and professional activities currently are centered at hubs at Penn State University, and Washington, DC, with future locations anticipated.

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NISS Postdoctoral Fellow / Early Career Researcher

Early career researchers at NISS have the opportunity to work with researcher leaders to develop innovative statistical solutions to high impact problems and to see the impact as these solutions are implemented. 

NISS researchers make a difference by developing innovative data science technology and statistical modeling methodology for high priority projects at federal statistical agencies. Primary focus a of specific project may use statistical and AI modeling to analyze massive and high dimensional data, or develop models that integrate heterogeneous data types (satellite image, GIS, survey, theoretical or empirical model) or create statistical data visualizations.  NISS Research Associates have received many awards for their contributions in innovation of statistical processes for key national statistics and indicators. 

Appointments are for one year with expectation of renewal.

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