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Massachusetts
TUNITIES
■ Postdoctoral Fellows in Statistics,
Department of Health Care Policy,
Mathematical Statisticians
Harvard Medical School. Innovative meth-

OPPOR
ods for causal inference, hierarchical mod-
eling, latent variable modeling, multiple
The National Cancer Institute has openings for several positions within the informant analyses, missing data, and anal-
Surveillance Research Program (SRP), which provides statistical expertise and ysis of social networks, applied to collabor-
OFESSIONAL
sets the direction for mathematical and statistical research used in carrying out ative research in health and health services.
PR surveillance of the nation’s cancer burden. NCI’s surveillance activities support Requires doctorate in statistics/biostatistics,
nationwide program planning and policy setting, and are of interest to research-
communication skills, interest in both
ers and the public at large. Statistical and mathematical modeling increases the
methodology and applications. Two years
utility of data for assessing progress in cancer control. Each position includes
starting between July and September 2009.
responsibility for initiating and managing collaborative analyses with scientists
Further information/applications to vu@
from NCI and other institutes, agencies and academic centers and managing a
hcp.med.harvard.edu. Harvard University is
portfolio of grants and contracts.
an AA/EOE.
Statisticians within SRP work with population-based data on cancer incidence,
■ Sr. Statistician-Thomson Reuters
mortality, survival, and prevalence and study their relationship to geography, risk
Healthcare. Position Summary: Working
factors, screening, treatment, and socio-economic factors. Examples include:
within a dynamic and varied environment
(1) using state-of-the-art methods to make sure our cancer r data are accurate,
to provide statistical analysis and consult-
timely, and to detect outliers and understand their source (using methods such as
ing to support a team of researchers and
spatial-temporal scan statistics and data mining techniques), (2) developing and
pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
evaluating new cancer and cancer-related progress measures and methods for
the analysis and presentation of our national cancer statistics (e.g. survival cure
The position involves keeping abreast of a
models, changepoint models, back-calculation methods, small area estimation),
variety of advanced statistical techniques

(3) analysis and simulation modeling to better understand and project trends in
and their application to outcomes research
cancer data, and (4) identifying and developing funding opportunities for the out-
and epidemiology. To apply, visit http://
careers.thomsonreuters.com and click “job
side research community to advance methodology in population-based cancer
research and managing the resulting grants and contracts. The existing program
search.” Search under title or Requisition #
is expanding its scope, and exciting opportunities are available integrating di-
RES00000187. EOE.
verse areas such as spatial statistics/ GIS, population genetics, survival modeling,
■ Assistant/Associate Professor,
demography, survey methods, mixed models, simulation modeling, data mining,
Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics,
program evaluation, and outcomes research.
Boston University School of Public
Applicants with doctorial degrees in statistics, biostatistics or a related area
Health (www.sph.bu.edu/jobs). Doctorate
with strong academic backgrounds, training and experience are being sought.
in statistics/biostatistics and collaborative
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for working in
research experience in observational or
this interdisciplinary setting with various collaborators. Multiple positions for
randomized studies required. Incumbent
Mathematical Statisticians are available at GS 13 and 14 levels. U.S. citizenship
will participate in geriatric and geronto-
is required for permanent positions. The location is Rockville, Maryland, close to
logical research at the Institute for Aging
Washington D.C. Excellent benefi
Research, Hebrew SeniorLife. Send CV,
ts. NIH is an equal opportunity employer. This
position is subject to a background investigation. Please send a CV and a letter
description of research experience, and
describing your background and interests, by email, to:
three references to Lisa Sullivan, Chair,
BUSPH, 801 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd
Eric Feuer, Ph.D., Chief
Floor, Boston, MA 02118. EOE.
Statistical Research and Applications Branch
Surveillance Research Program New Jersey
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
■ AT&T Labs-Research is hiring exceptional
National Cancer Institute
statistics PhDs at all levels of experience
Phone: (301) 496-5029 Fax: (301) 496-9949 rf41u@nih.gov
to fill a limited number of positions. Ideal
candidate has experience in solving real-
Please visit our Web pages:
world problems with large data sets, experi-
http://seer.cancer.gov/
http://surveillance.cancer.gov/
ence in data mining, statistical computing,
http://srab.cancer.gov/html
forecasting, time series, spatial statistics,
and/or Bayesian analysis. Please see www.
research.att.com/areas/stat/employment.php for
more details. AT&T Companies are Equal
Opportunity Employers. All qualified candi-
dates will receive full and fair consideration
for employment.
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