Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Statistical Sciences

Applying statistical reasoning and rigor to multidisciplinary scientific investigations
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    We are hiring excellent statisticians. See your work have an impact!

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    Career Development

    Concentrate on skills to move toward career goals at an acclaimed government facility

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    Professional Collaboration

    Work across fields, alongside distinguished colleagues, in the application of statistical methods

  • Critical Science

    Investigate high-impact science obstacles with a wide range of statistical tools

  • Expand Experience

    Use integrative approaches to examine statistical issues with a team of passionate specialists

Contact Us  

  • Group Administrator
  • Carrie Ryan
  • (505) 667-3308
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Statistical scientific expertise serving our nation

We engage in research, development, and collaborative application of statistical methods.

Our projects extend across a wide range of high-impact science, technology, and engineering areas supporting national and global security missions:

  • materials design
  • networks and infrastructure
  • image and signals
  • space systems
  • epidemiology
  • environmental management
  • cyber-physical systems
  • energy systems
  • analysis of complex engineered systems including the nuclear stockpile

Recruiting early career to senior statistics staff

Work as a statistician, actively participating in programmatic work and research activities, which include contributing to innovation in statistical methodology; advancing applications through rigorous statistical modeling and analysis in basic and applied science as well as national and global security; initiating and developing new projects; mentoring students, postdocs, and early career staff; and participating in professional activities, including publication. The position will promote development in statistical practice and in the profession of statistics.

An early-career statistician will find the opportunity to launch their career in statistics through

  • collaborative applications
  • development and application of methods and models
  • interactions with colleagues
  • active mentoring
  • professional development, including publication and conference participation

A mid-career statistician will find a productive environment for

  • developing new collaborations and defining new projects
  • pursuing novel statistical modeling applications and methods research
  • contributing to high-impact teams from basic science to national security

A senior statistician will take leadership roles in

  • developing and applying novel and advanced statistical methods, and seeing your vision realized in broad capability areas
  • managing complex projects
  • developing successful large-scale collaborative proposals, and advocating for incorporation of statistics in new opportunities and initiatives
  • peer-review in the statistical community and in large organizations
  • recruiting and developing next-generation statistical talent for long-term organizational success
Capabilities, Research Areas
  • Uncertainty Quantification of Computer Models
  • Sampling and Data Planning
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Reliability
  • Bayesian Methods
  • Statistical Computation
  • Statistical Graphics and Visualization
  • Analysis of Measurement Systems
  • Nicholas Frontiere
  • Geralyn M. Hemphill
  • David Higdon
  • Arthur Koehler
  • William Meeker
  • Max Morris
  • Kenneth Ryan
  • Thomas Santner
  • Curtis Storlie
  • Lawrence O. Ticknor
  • Stephen Vardeman
  • Richard Warr
  • Alyson Wilson