Freelancer, Biostatistics

We’re currently looking for specialist freelance statisticians.

Why this is a great opportunity for those searching for freelance opportunities:

  • Flexibility to determine your work hours
  • Work from anywhere

What you will do:

  • Provide support with simple and/or complex statistical analysis and interpretation based on the information and data shared by the author
  • Simple analysis includes review of statistical design, data coding and preparation for analysis, tests for normalcy & identify outliers and trends, summarizing with measures of central tendency and variability, creation of tables and graphs
  • Complex analysis includes performing complex quantitative data analysis such as T-tests, ANOVA, correlation, and regression analysis, using appropriate analysis tools such as SPSS, SAS, R, Minitab, STATA, JMP, Matlab, Statistica, and Prism, identifying results to use for drawing conclusions and establish significance, drawing inferences from results, presenting relevant results in tables/graphs, identifying potential weaknesses and limitations of the analysis
  • Review of methods used for the analysis to check appropriateness for answering research questions
  • Rerunning the analysis to validate the results and confirm reproducibility
  • Critical feedback on the statistical methods, analysis and results, with actionable recommendations for improvement (including additional tests/analysis/highlighting of results that can be used for the Discussion/Conclusions sections)
  • Clean and/or organize data/variables, rework the analysis based on new data or additional tests, and enhance standard figures and tables to create Illustrations

What you need:

  • A Ph. D in one or more specialized subject areas in physical sciences, engineering, materials sciences, healthcare, life sciences, medicine, and surgery OR a Masters in the relevant subject area with minimum 4 years of experience in statistical analysis domain
  • Minimum 5 publications in reputed journals in the relevant subject area.
  • It is desirable that at least 2 publications (out of 5) should have significant statistical analysis in the methodology.
  • Excellent English writing skill and attention to detail.
  • Prior freelance writing experience is welcome but not mandatory.

Note: There is no mandatory time commitment. There is a fair amount of flexibility with working your schedule around the time required for each assignment.


CACTUS is a science communication and technology company. We specialize in AI products and solutions that improve how research gets funded, published, communicated, and discovered. Learn more:

Awards and Recognition:

  • Cactus Communications has consistently ranked among the top 20 on the global list of the Top 100 Companies for Telecommute Jobs since 2016.
  • Cactus Communications is Great Place to Work-Certified™ (2022). This means that the majority of our employees say we are a great place to work!
  • Cactus Communications has been named one of Quartz's Best Companies for Remote Workers 2022.
  • Recognised as one of India’s Best Workplaces in Health and Wellness (2021) by Great Place to Work
  • Recognised as one of the ‘Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021’ by HR Asia
  • Featured among Asia’s 100 Most Admired Brands (2020)

Job location : 
Remote, anywhere in India

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