What sort of a blend would this be? Let's say I am interested in being part of a research in some physics discipline but not necessarily as a physicist but as a statistician/data analyst. Like The guys/girls who compile, analyze etc the data from experiments on particle interaction, for example. And they pass this data on to the scientists to interpret and analyze it in their own terms. So on the same team but a different role. Is there really such a thing? How would one go about designing their undergrad/graduate studies to go about pursuing such a career?