At Fors Marsh, we combine the power of science and strategy to improve people’s lives. Each day, we work with institutions and organizations that seek to disrupt markets, understand and influence behavior, drive action on a national scale, and create positive impact. Our approach extends far beyond our client portfolio—as a certified B Corporation and a 2020 Greenbook Top 50 Market Research Company, we make a difference in our community through corporate-sponsored employee volunteer programs and pro bono partnerships with values-aligned nonprofits. Most importantly, as a 2019-2022 Top Workplace, we are committed to putting people first and foster a culture that reflects that commitment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we celebrate diversity and inclusivity as the foundation of a healthy, successful, and innovative work environment. Join us, and together we can work to ensure a better tomorrow.

Fors Marsh is seeking an experienced and motivated Survey Sampling Statistician to work as part of a team primarily focused on research methods and data analysis. This individual’s primary responsibility will be to provide methodological and statistical consultation and support for quantitative measurement objectives achieved through survey data collection instruments designed and administered specifically for our clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and executing sampling and weighting plans for various probability and non-probability survey efforts ranging from large national surveys to smaller survey efforts targeting specific populations.
  • Applying sophisticated principles in the fields of survey methodology, sampling theory, survey statistics, and statistical inference to conduct and analyze complex national surveys.
  • Preparing technical reports, presentations, and executive summaries.
  • Advancing the reputation of our organization through participation at professional conferences, publication of research studies, and continued technical training.
  • Participating in project meetings and assisting project managers with development of research projects.
  • Serving both internal and external clients as a resource for sampling-and-weighting related statistical support in the form of addressing concerns, questions, and requests; and providing recommendations pertaining to existing and future sampling and weighting designs.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with sample design and sampling implementation, weighting, non-response bias analysis/adjustments, missing data techniques, questionnaire design, and assessing/minimizing survey bias, variance, and error.
  • Master’s degree in survey research, statistics, social sciences or a related field with emphasis on Survey Methodology required. Coursework should have included the completion of at least one formal sampling theory course and one probability theory course offered in a department of statistics or mathematics.
  • 10 or more years of experience working as a sampling statistician.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills; the ability to understand clients’ research objectives; and the ability, initiative, and vision to formulate and execute a plan to achieve those objectives.
  • Experience with the statistical software packages SAS, Stata, R, SPSS, and Microsoft Office computer software applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be a US Citizen and consent to a full background check due to our federal contract requirements.
  • Applicants may be subject to a low-level government security investigation and must meet eligibility criteria for access to sensitive information.

We Offer:

  • Ability to make an impact on people’s lives, both internal and external to the organization.
  • Top-tier health, dental, vision, and long and short-term disability coverage all covered at 100% for employee coverage.
  • Remote work. 
  • Our company culture, which values balance and allows each employee to take leave as they require it to balance the responsibilities of both their work and home lives without worrying about depleting their available leave hours.
  • We provide a floating holiday bank so you can celebrate the days you value.
  • Generous matching retirement contributions and no vesting period starting the third month of employment.
  • Dedicated training and development budgets to expand your expertise and grow your skillset.
  • You can volunteer your way with paid time off.
  • You can participate in Fors Marsh staff-led affinity groups.
  • Our employees receive product and service discounts through the certified B Corp network.

Salary: $140- $160,000

Location: Remote, United States Residents only.