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Facebook Core Data Science, Experiment Consultant (PhD) in Boston, Massachusetts


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a scientist with a background in experimental design and causal inference to join the Core Data Science team. Individuals in this part-time role will assist product teams with the design and analysis of complex experiments under causal inference.

Required Skills:

  1. Quickly learn existing data science tools and methodologies for experimentation under interference

  2. Answer questions and provide guidance to product teams around experiment setup and analysis

  3. Communicate and document instructions for product teams that resolve common issues

  4. Help maintain infrastructure and tools supporting cluster-randomized experimental designs including production and evaluation of clusterings

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in Statistics, Economics, or related fields

  2. Research expertise in causal inference and experimental design

  3. Practical experience with industry A/B testing

  4. Demonstrated communication skills

  5. Proficient in Python and R

  6. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at