Current Openings

Statistician
Location: Lakewood, CO or Los Alamos, NM

Apply Now, include the following:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Resume/CV including at least two references that can be contacted

  3. Preferred, but not required: Example of a report you have prepared for a client to demonstrate written communication skills

Summary:

Statisticians at Neptune and Company, Inc. (Neptune) work with a strong interdisciplinary team of scientists to apply statistical methods and reasoning to a wide variety of complex problems, related mainly to environmental monitoring, risk assessment, and decision making. We partner with private, non-profit, and government organizations to develop practical, defensible, cost-effective solutions in the arenas of energy, environment, health, food, and climate change. There are many opportunities for challenges and continued learning, with the support of other statisticians and scientists. The variety of projects and the company’s desire to use innovative and creative approaches to solving problems provide an exciting and professionally stimulating work environment.

We are seeking a statistician to join our team in Lakewood, CO or Los Alamos, NM. We will consider statisticians at any point in their career, but are particularly interested in mid-career statisticians with extensive experience in consulting, environmental statistics, and/or statistics to support risk assessment.

What you need to apply:

  • Ph.D. or M.S. in Statistics, or equivalent experience

  • Experience in statistical consulting

  • Willingness to take on new challenges, to ask questions, and to learn quickly on the job

  • An interest in environmental science

  • Experience working with scientists from other disciplines and effective oral/ written communication skills

  • Experience programming in R Statistical Software

  • Background in these areas is of particular interest: sampling design, Bayesian inference and methods, decision analysis (including utility theory), analysis of environmental data, spatial statistics, temporal statistics (e.g., Bayesian spatio-temporal modeling), analysis of genomic data, machine learning and predictive analytics, computational statistics, web-based code development, database development, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, stochastic modeling or simulation (of environmental systems), environmental consulting or research, and data analysis to support risk assessment

What will set you apart:

  • Environmental consulting experience, particularly with risk assessments and/or performance assessments

  • Background and interest in Bayesian statistics and/or decision analysis

  • Other computer programming expertise (beyond R, SAS, and other statistical software packages)

  • Desire to advance the state of the science or of the application of statistics to complex problems

  • Strong interest in staying up-to-date with the latest reproducible research practices and technologies

  • Interest and experience in project development and/or project management

  • Clear evidence of ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Experience in stochastic modeling or simulation of environmental systems

  • Experience with statistical consulting for legal work

What you'll get in return:

  • Working with experts in a multi-disciplinary environment to improve the quality of decision making

  • Support for professional development

  • Working for a small employee-owned company with the opportunity to have a financial stake in the success of the company

  • A competitive salary with great benefits including medical and dental

  • A flexible schedule