An RA position is available in July and August 2013.   The student RA will work on classification methods and participate in programming under the direction of Professor Eunhee Kim.   Matlab (or R) users are preferred.  Please contact Prof. Kim  for further details  if you are interested: ekim@stat.brown.edu

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GRANTSMANSHIP 1: The Fundamentals of Grant Writing

Identifying Priorities & Avoiding Pitfalls when
Applying for the NIH’s Project Grants
with Dean Elizabeth O. Harrington, PhD, Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
11:30 – 12:30pm
J Walter Wilson Room 401
Limited Registration for BioMed
Graduate Students, Postdocs & Faculty
RSVP @ http://bit.ly/12Bqfdy


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ARCH Summer Research Workshop, Friday July 19, 12 – 4

This half-day workshop is designed to provide foundational knowledge about the field of clinical research on alcohol and HIV.  Emphasis will be placed on the current state of the literature from a variety of perspectives, the identification of research gaps, and priority areas for future research. There is no charge for this training workshop, but pre-registration is required.  Registration is open to faculty, staff, students, and trainees. To register by the July 8th deadline, please email Kathleen_Bennett@brown.edu.  Lunch will be provided for all registrants.  Location: 121 South Main Street, Room 245

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GRE Test Instructor Job Opportunities

Sherwood Test Prep seeks GRE Instructors. More info at www.sherwoodtest.com, and employment@sherwoodtest.com. If interested, please send your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to: employment@sherwoodtest.com Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.

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Reports from CATS and NAS – accessible via internet or Department collection

Biostatistics Department Chair Constantine Gatsonis, PhD, is Chair of the Committee on Theoretical and Applied Statistics (CATS) of the National Academies. He is also a member of the Committee on National Statistics and the Board of the Mathematical Sciences at NAS. These committees often take on issues of broad interest in the statistical sciences, in addition to addressing specific questions of science and policy.

Professor Gatsonis is donating these reports to the Brown Biostatistics library with the intention of establishing a collection over time. If you would like PDF versions of these reports, they are available free of charge from the website of NAS. (http://www.nationalacademies.org).

One recent report of interest is titled “The Mathematical Sciences in 2025“. It includes several passages about statistics.

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Quintiles seeks a graduate with a Masters in Biostatistics for a Statistical Analyst position. Numerous other job opportunities for both Masters and PhD level, including SA’s, Biostatisticians, and SAS Programmers. Please contact Stephen Matteson for further details.   Email: Stephen.Matteson@quintiles.com     Linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenmatteson

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Conference on High-Dimensional Statistics at Temple University

Temple University’s Department of Statistics and Center for Statistical Analysis are hosting a one-day conference on Friday, April 12, 2013, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Conference sessions include:

  • High-Dimensional Statistical Inference
  • Spatio-Temporal Data Applications
  • Computational Algorithms for High-Dimensional Data
  • Genomic Applications

Location: Temple University
Fox School of Business
Alter Hall, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

For more information and to register:  www.fox.temple.edu/statconference

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Congratulations to Andrea Austin, Biostatistics PhD Graduate Student!

Congratulations to Andrea who learned on Tuesday, 12 March 2013, that her paper “Covariate-Defined Latent Space Random Effects Model” has been accepted for publication in Social Networks!

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Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship

The American Statistical Association’s Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship Committee is accepting applications through April 1 for consideration for the 2013 award.

The WJSS Award provides funding of $1,000 to be used in ways that will advance the recipient’s exposure to or experience with the application of statistics to problems relevant to any level of government. Past winners have used their awards to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings or other professional conferences; to take short courses or college classes on topics related to data analysis, measurement, or data quality; and to support aspects of their continued public policy research. Funds may be used for travel, board, tuition or registration fees, or for the purchase of books, software, data sets, or other supporting materials for research projects.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of education. Membership in the GSS or the ASA is not required. Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for the activity to be funded and to complete an application form and provide two letters of recommendation. Submit materials to: Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship Committee c/o Polly Phipps / Bureau of Labor Statistics / 2 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Ste. 1950 Washington, DC 20212; or electronically to phipps.polly@bls.gov

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Graduate students are invited to join a conversation with current Brown postdocs volunteering their experiences, tips and suggestions. For details, download the flyer here.

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