Consulting statistician (grad student or higher)
August 3, 2009 2:48 AM

A communications research and consulting agency, looking for a graduate student to help structure an area of its disparate research data (relating to client web visibility).

We're looking to arrange our data into one comparable index - comparable in the sense that we can look at it one day and see did it change from the day before, and if so begin to ask the right questions about why. The Index should be an "at a glance" barometer of what our underlying data is telling us.

The data is made up of all the various ways we reflect a company's web visibility, consisting of a range of media, and output from a range of search and acquisition tools. The task includes the formulation of appropriate weightings for influence and other relevant concepts.

The help we need includes

- Thinking through how to normalise and weight the data and creating the index
- Finding the right ways to automate the ingest of data into the index
- Advising on how best to display it and potentially creating visualisations

The person we are looking for will probably have a background in applied statistics or operations research. An ability to deliver the output as R code is a prerequisite

We need a self starter who can bring creative ideas to the mix, particularly on the visualisation of the data and its delivery.

The person we want will be confident and able to defend their work to an intelligent and demanding audience.

UK preferred, although by remote from other global locations may be possible.

Anticipated 40 hours + of consulting work, over a period of around 1 month.

payscale: Hourly, negotiable
job type: contract
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