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The MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting is a professional service and research unit at Michigan State University. Our aim is to support research and provide training, grant development, and consulting in statistics for faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Mission Statement

The Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT) is a professional service and research unit at Michigan State University. Our aim is to support research and provide training and consulting in statistics for faculty, staff and graduate students through one-on-one consulting and training workshops. We also provide statistical consulting to non-MSU clients for a fee.

Our Center is a unit within the Office of Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (VPRGS) and reports to the Vice President.

News and Announcements


CSTAT Hiring for a Biostatistician (MSU Posting #1765)

CSTAT has an open slot for a Specialist; we intend to fill it with someone who has the skills of a Biostatistician. The Specialist will work with the Director and Associate Director to carry out CSTAT’s mission and will provide statistical consulting services directly to our clients. We are seeking a person who can increase the quality and quantity of sponsored research at MSU by contributing to pre-award statistical consulting, including grant preparation, writing analysis sections of grants, sample size planning, development of research specific aims and hypotheses, and tailoring statistical approaches to research aims. In addition, the position requires experience in: serving as the lead statistician on projects; publishing research; preparing bids (cost estimates); offering resources and advice to clients on research design and statistical methods; explaining concepts, methods, and how to run or interpret statistical analyses. More Info

CSTAT Hiring for a Statistician (MSU Posting #1766)

CSTAT has an open slot for a Specialist; we intend to fill it with someone who has the skills of a Statistician. The Specialist will work with the Director and Associate Director to carry out CSTAT’s mission and will provide statistical consulting services directly to our clients. We are seeking a person who can increase the quality and quantity of sponsored research at MSU by contributing to pre-award statistical consulting, including grant preparation, writing analysis sections of grants, sample size planning, development of research specific aims and hypotheses, and tailoring statistical approaches to research aims. In addition, the position will require serving as the lead statistician on projects; publishing research; preparing bids (cost estimates); offering resources and advice to clients on research design and statistical methods; explaining concepts, methods, and how to run or interpret statistical analyses. More Info