Statistician, Lead - 36454 in WPAFB, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 5/19/2021

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Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is selecting qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds in Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Operations Research, and Test and Evaluation to support the Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques Center of Excellence (STAT COE), located at Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Do you want to work in a rapidly growing organization that directly supports test and evaluation (T&E) across the Department of Defense and other government organizations?  The ideal candidate has experience in test and evaluation, acquisition, and statistics, but candidates with any of these backgrounds should consider a position on this dynamic team.

This is a technical support position: we integrate with test teams and develop test strategies, rigorous test designs, and support analysis for complex systems. Both degree level and experience will be considered for placement.

We are at the forefront of applying advanced statistical techniques to T&E and are constantly exploring new methodologies. Your desire to continually improve and self-educate is a must to succeed in this dynamic work environment. This job is unique and all new employees are mentored by senior personnel for 6 to 12 months before being expected to work more independently. We will help you learn and succeed.

The STAT COE provides tremendous professional growth opportunities to improve your technical knowledge, hone your practical skills, and broaden your experience. The STAT COE is a collaborative and energetic workplace where members discuss challenges, work together to solve problems, and provide practical products to our customers.

STAT COE members perform the following activities:

  • Provide statistical/T&E expertise to acquisition program and research projects
  • Lead development of test strategies, technical test designs, and post-test analysis
  • Employ various techniques and methods such as design of experiments, Bayesian analysis, regression modeling, and reliability planning
  • Employ statistical software (e.g. JMP, DesignExpert, R, Matlab or equivalent)
  • Support special studies for topics of interest to DoD senior leadership
  • Engage and mentor T&E practitioners in STAT processes and technical test design
  • Communicate solutions to leadership orally and in writing, clearly and accurately
  • Provide specific recommendations, best practices, case studies, and lessons learned and post at
  • Potential to present at technical conferences (e.g. Military Operations Research Society, Fall Technical Conference, DataWorks spring conference, International Test and Evaluation Association, Joint Statistical Meeting)
  • Potential to teach one to five day short courses on rigorous T&E methods and design of experiments
  • Knowledge of Test and Evaluation of Autonomous Defense Systems (ADS)


  • Ability to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance
  • MS (or higher) in statistics, applied mathematics, industrial engineering, operations research, engineering discipline, or similar field
  • EXPERT Level: MS/PhD w/ more than 5 years experience
  • Desired: more than 10 years experience with DoD in operations or research
  • Desired: Experience with Defense T&E
  • Desired: Experience with Defense Acquisition

Security Clearance: Top Secret

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