Postgraduate Research Statistical Officer

University of Reading - Graduate School

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Graduate School for a new post of Statistical Training Officer to provide support to postgraduate research students. The training officer will initially work with Graduate School staff to develop courses and associated workshops for research students on statistical methods and the use of statistical software packages. This development work will also include designing support for students who are studying for their PhD by Distance (for example, webinars). The post-holder will subsequently be responsible for running the courses and workshops, as well as for providing advice to individual research students about the statistical aspects of their research projects.

The successful appointee should hold a PhD in Statistics or a related discipline.

The post is full-time and can start as soon as the appointee is available.

There are around 1400 postgraduate research students in Reading, the majority of whom are studying for PhDs. The Graduate School is responsible for the support and management of these students, as well as for the provision of generic research and professional skills training.

You will have:

  • A PhD, preferably in Statistics.
  • Practical knowledge of essential statistical methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of mainstream statistical packages.
  • Experience of the development and delivery of statistical training courses.
  • Experience of preparing and giving presentations.
  • Ability to teach, and provide statistical advice to, research students with varying ability levels.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies
Contact name: Professor Dianne Berry
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Associate Director of PGR Studies
Contact name: Dr Emma Minns
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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