100-Mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians

Job Title: 

Mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians

Job Description: 

Apply mathematical principles to solve problems in all areas of sciences, technology, social sciences, business, industry and commerce or design and apply statistical techniques for collecting and analyzing data to produce useful information from areas such as science, technology, medicine, business, finance and government.


Mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians conduct research and improve or develop mathematical, actuarial and statistical concepts, theories and operational methods and techniques and advise on or engage in their practical application in such fields as engineering, business and social and other sciences.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • studying, improving and developing mathematical, actuarial and statistical theories and techniques
  • advising on or applying mathematical principles, models and techniques to a wide range of tasks in the fields of engineering, natural, social or life sciences
  • conducting logical analyses of management problems, especially in terms of input-output effectiveness, and formulating mathematical models of each problem usually for programming and solution by computer
  • designing and putting into operation pension schemes and life, health, social and other types of insurance systems
  • applying mathematics, statistics, probability and risk theory to assess potential financial impacts of future events
  • planning and organizing surveys and other statistical collections, and designing questionnaires
  • evaluating, processing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data and preparing them for publication
  • advising on or applying various data collection methods and statistical methods and techniques, and determining reliability of findings, especially in such fields as business or medicine as well as in other areas of natural, social or life sciences
  • preparing scientific papers and reports
  • supervising the work of mathematical, actuarial and statistical assistants and statistical clerks.

Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Highly specialized knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Detailed knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Detailed knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Detailed knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Advanced knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Advanced knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing highly complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Advanced skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and generate high-level recommendations and/or alternative scenarios
  • Manage high level relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Substantial skills and experience in high level policy analysis, formulation and research, plus strategic planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Conceptualize and convey strategic indications from the spectrum of development experience
  • Advanced negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and highly complex work achievement
  • Manage sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop innovative solutions to highly complex, unpredictable and unfamiliar problems
  • Communicate with authority and influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed specialist oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to develop, initiate, implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively manage risks associated with change, as well consistently and sensitively manage highly complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to develop and establish new policy directions
  • Highly developed advanced organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    May work by themselves, but they usually work in a team. The team may include peer or research specialists as well as clerical and computing staff involved in data collection and analysis.


    Bachelor of Science, Mathematics or Statistics, or relevant discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 - 7 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    SCAD, Institute of Applied Technology, Institute of Banking Studies, Etihad Rail

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Higher than the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Actuary - Operations research analyst - Demographer - Mathematician - Statistician
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Accountant - Astronomer - Physicist scientist - Computational physicist - Computational scientist - Cryptographer - Cryptographic vulnerability analyst - Emerging solutions executive - Image scientist - Knowledge engineer - Numerical analysis group manager - Actuarial assistant - Mathematical assistant - Statistical assistant - Actuarial clerk - Statistical clerk - Information systems analyst - Statistical analyst - Education research analyst - Research associate - Clinical biostatistics director - Clinical statistics manager - Institutional research director - Program research specialist - Research analyst, - Statistical reporting analyst

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    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi