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Submitted to ASA TC Chapter on Sept 05, 2007

The Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting for Masters prepared and PhD leveled statisticians in the Section of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS), Department of Pediatrics. As jointly part of the Children’s Research Institute, the section collaborates with investigators in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, recently rated one of the top ten hospitals in the United States. It has an exciting program of research which needs the support of a fast growing QHS Section.

PhD Biostatistician:

Appointments will be at the level of assistant, associate or full professor, depending on qualifications and experience.  Requirements include: Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics; working knowledge of the major statistical and database packages; and excellent oral and written communication skills.  Experience in the following areas is desirable: research involving data collection and analysis of data from medical practices; formal training or expertise in the design and analysis of clinical trials and health service research and supervision of programmers and database analysts.  Primary responsibilities include collaboration with physicians in the design and analysis of research data.  In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to be a collaborating investigator on extramurally funded projects.

For information regarding the PhD Biostatistician please contact:
Pippa Simpson, Chief Quantitative Health Sciences
Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Email:  psimpson@mcw.edu
Phone:  414.955.7635
Fax:    414.955.6331
EOE/AA  M/F/D/V

MS Biostatistician:

Requirements include: M.S. in statistics/biostatistics or similar; experience in research involving data collection and analysis of data from medical practices is desirable; working knowledge of the major statistical and database packages, especially SAS;  ability to work independently; and excellent oral and written communication skills.  Primary responsibilities include implementation of statistical analyses and provide data management in support of projects.  Secondary responsibilities include collaboration with physicians in the design and analysis of research data. 

For information regarding the MS Biostatistician:
Visit the Medical College of Wisconsin website, www.mcw.edu to learn more about the position or complete an application. 

 

Submitted to ASA TC Chapter on Aug 14, 2007

General Summary

The individual will be responsible for developing a state-of-the-art program within Sensory & Product Guidance to gain a deep understanding of taste perception and sensory attribute interactions and their importance to consumer acceptance. The individual will also drive and serve as a technical expert in a design of experiments approach to product development across the R&D organization.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Design leading edge sensory research to understand taste perception and sensory attribute interactions. Manage all phases of the study including experimental design, test execution, statistical analyses and reporting of results. Translate research into actionable solutions and competitive advantages for the Campbell Soup Company. (40%)
  • Drive and support a design of experiments discipline within the R&D organization. Provide training and education within the R&D organization. (40%)
  • Provide statistical expertise and direction to Global Sensory & Product Guidance. (10%)
  • Leverage external networks to identify opportunities to enhance and build consumer research capabilities. (10%)
  • Job Complexity
    • Ability to translate complex statistical principles and designs into practical, meaningful applications.
    • Design, execute and implement effective research to gain valuable sensory insights and understanding of taste perception.
    • Design effective research to gain a deep understanding of sensory attributes of products and their impact on consumer acceptability.
    • Ability to review, analyze and approve research proposals.
    • Able to translate analytical data into clear strategy.
    • Build sensory research capability and demonstrate potential value.
    • Able to effective coach and train others in statistical approaches and procedures.

    Education & Experience

    • Minimum education required: BS in Statistics, Experimental Psychology or Consumer Research
    • Education Preferred: MS or PhD in Statistics, Experimental Psychology or Consumer
    • Research with emphasis in experimental design, data analysis and modeling.
    • Minimum Experience: 7 to 10 years sensory or consumer research experience

    Qualifications

    • MS or PhD in Statistics, Experimental Psychology or Consumer Research with emphasis in experimental design, data analysis and modeling.
    • 5 or more years sensory or consumer research experience.
    • Strong statistical experience with emphasis on Behavioral Sciences and experimental design.
    • Strong skills in analysis of consumer data with a focus on driver analysis and segmentation.
    • Experience in choice modeling techniques.
    • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation)
    • Ability to work in a team environment.

    CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY

    www.campbellsoup.com

     

     

    Submitted to ASA TC Chapter on June 01, 2007

    Statistical Investigator

    HealthPartners Research Foundation

  • Position
    • The purpose of this position is to provide statistical support for research projects by conducting and reporting the results of statistical analysis; support development of research proposals to extramural funding agencies; consult with HealthPartners Research Foundation (HPRF) researchers; prepare papers reporting research for internal use, for presentation at scientific/professional organizations and for publication in the scientific/professional literature; and participate in the overall development of the Statistical Core and the HPRF research agenda.
  • Primary Accountabilities
    • 1. Provide statistical expertise in the design and analysis of research and evaluation projects in HPRF
    • 2. Conduct statistical analysis and communicate/interpret the analysis to HPRF investigators
    • 3. Facilitate the development of research in HPRF and HealthPartners by assisting with the writing of proposals for funding, providing technical consulting and professional services, and serving on committees and task forces
    • 4. Collaborate with HPRF researchers and assist in writing manuscripts in order to disseminate research results through presentations and publications in scientific and professional journals, books, etc
    • 5. Participate in the ongoing development and maintenance of HPRF and the Statistical Core through assisting in development of policy, providing technical services and consulting, acquiring and sharing new skills and information in statistical methods, participating in management teams and helping to define and refine the Foundation’s mission, goals, objectives, and future research agenda
    • 6. Perform other duties as requested
  • Required Qualifications
    • 1. Doctoral degree in a quantitative or health-related field
    • 2. Career focus on statistical support and consultation 
    • 3. Experience with professional writing and presentations
    • 4. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
    • 5. Commitment to an interdisciplinary/collaborative work style and a collegial work environment
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • 1. 5+ years postgraduate experience as a statistician / consultant for applied medical-related research
    • 2. Experience with research proposal preparation, especially pertaining to methodological design, project planning and implementation, and data analysis
    • 3. Experience with collection and analysis of survey, health care administrative, and/or chart data
    • 4. Experience with a range of advanced statistical methods
    • 5. Experience with range of statistical software packages
    • 6. Supervisory experience
    • 7. Knowledge of managed-care practices and trends
  • HealthPartners Research Foundation offers a generous benefits package, excellent career opportunities and a collegial working environment. Please direct inquiries to Lauren Crain, PhD, at Lauren.Crain@HealthPartners.com or visit the careers link at www.healthpartners.com.
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    Submitted to ASA TC Chapter on April 27, 2007

    Notice of Job Opening

    Position:       Senior Researcher (Senior Forecaster)
    Job Posting No: 290951
    Salary Range:   $46,961 - $70,442
    Division:       Community Development
    Department:     Research
    Posting Date:   April 27, 2007
    Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled

    Position Summary
    Provides expertise and project leadership for demographic forecasting, socio-economic modeling, development and re-development monitoring, and land supply analysis.  Major responsibility for scoping and implementation of Council's demographic and land use forecasting, including potential implementation of a disaggregate micro-simulation model (e.g., UrbanSim or OPUS).  Major responsibility for regional forecast revisions (twice per decade), working with team to assess, analyze and organize data inputs needed by the forecast model. Participates as forecast expert in regional system plans development (transportation and water resources) and local comprehensive plans review and coordinates minor/interim forecast revisions.  Provides consultation and support for other Council projects.

    Education/Training & Experience Requirements
    *       BS degree in demography, geography, applied economics, statistics, a related social science, or urban planning.   Master's degree is preferred.
    *       Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in research, analysis, government statistics and/or data management, which includes substantive experience in the following areas:
     ~ Research project design and management;
     ~ Forecasting and model-building (e.g. demographic, or land use, or transportation);
     ~ Advanced statistical analysis (regression, log-linear, cluster analysis, factor analysis, etc.).
    *       Inter-disciplinary knowledge of current regional science theory and methods, as well as understanding of metropolitan growth management.
    *       Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Access, SAS for statistical analysis, and programming tools (e.g., VBA/VB, Python, Perl or similar).

    Preferred Qualifications
    *       Preference given for experience in land use econometrics, spatial econometrics, or disaggregate micro-simulation forecast modeling, or transportation system modeling.
    *       Public Sector experience preferred.

    A combination of education and years of relevant experience may be considered.


    Selection Process
    The selection process for this position will consist of a review of your education and experience from the application materials submitted. Applications will then be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.


    Please visit our website at www.metrocouncil.org/jobs/apply.htm  for more information about this position and for employment application forms.

    How to Apply
    For consideration, applicants must submit a completed Metropolitan Council Employment Application form  and resume.  Human Resources will begin reviewing applications received approximately May 18, 2007.

    Metropolitan Council
    Email:  HR.Team3@metc.state.mn.us
    Fax:    651/602-1071, or
    Mail:   Human Resources, 390 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55101

    Clearly indicate the job title and posting number on information submitted. Candidates who do not submit the required information will not be considered. Employment application forms are available at
    www.metrocouncil.org/jobs/apply.htm

    www.metrocouncil.org/jobs/jobfiles/SR_Researcher_RA_290951.pdf

     

    Submitted to ASA TC Chapter on April 19, 2007

    HSBC Card Services

    HSBC, one of the largest financial companies in the world to recruit Business Analyst, Sr. Business Analyst and Assistant Managers. The positions are full time with HSBC and with outstanding benefits.  Full relocation package offered too.  The primary locations I'm recruiting for are Salinas CA, and Minneapolis Minnesota, however, Chicago and Portland are possibilities as well. Also, we do transfer H1b visas however currently we aren't able to get new H1b visas.

     

    Assistant Manager – Core Marketing

    Responsibilities Include:

    Responsible for overseeing marketing programs to ensure product quality, cost containment and adherence to schedules. Develops new procedures or streamlines existing ones to enhance departmental efficiency and contain costs.

    1. Oversees long- and short-term marketing programs with minimal direction from the Marketing Manager. Interfaces with operating departments, systems, other product management groups (as necessary) and financial services to ensure program implementation throughout all departments; effective internal working relationships, quality of data and programming and proper servicing of programs. Acts as task force leader. Coordinates with vendors to ensure quality, cost-efficiency, security of information, dependability, timeliness of work. Analyzes financial impact of marketing programs. Develops recommendations for future programs based on financial results.
    2. Maintains an understanding of how to develop segmentation strategies based on key behaviors, drivers, competitive environment and past program results. Developing an understanding of how to create test versus control strategies against appropriate populations.
    3. Developing an understanding of all aspects of creative development including branding, learning how to develop communication and creative strategies to drive desired behaviors.
    4. Assists in developing new marketing programs and products to meet departmental strategic objectives.
    5. Oversees program compliance with relevant regulatory and legal requirements.
    6. Assists in the interfacing with partners, when appropriate, to coordinate project efforts and enhance partnership relationships.
    7. Provides support to marketing plan and support in achieving marketing objectives.
    8. Assists managers as necessary.
    9. Performs other projects or special assignments as required.
       

    Sr. Analyst

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Provides support to long- and short-term marketing programs.
    2. Coordinates with vendors/agencies and purchasing to ensure cost efficiencies, dependability, security of information, and scheduling flexibility. (Vendor types include: letter shops, printers, graphic designers, agencies, etc.)
    3. Interfaces with operating departments and systems and attends project task force meetings to ensure communication and maximize customer acceptance.
    4. Assures initial and ongoing program compliance with relevant regulatory, legal and security methods/requirements.
    5. Involved in creative strategy discussions to learn how to develop creatives that work. Involved in communication strategy discussions and understands branding concepts.
    6. Responsible for invoice tracking and budget consolidation for projects. Makes recommendations on cost reduction.
    7. Understands aspects of program P & L and works towards understanding the relationship of the portfolio P & L.
    8. May direct activities of Analysts; limited delegation through project task force management.
    9. Expands marketing knowledge by attending conferences, reading relevant publications and enrolling in seminars in related disciplines.
    10. Performs other projects or special assignments as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Bachelor’s degree in marketing or business administration or equivalent experience preferred. 1 year general Marketing work experience required, 2 years preferred. 1 year experience working in Financial Services Marketing desirable. Excellent organizational skills, detail orientated, proven oral and communication skills required.
    For more info on HSBC you can go to www.hsbc.com or contact:
    Randy Norman
    Sr. Recruiting Consultant
    Empyrean-Group
    214-394-8366
    rnorman@empyrean-group.com

     

    Submitted to ASA TC Chapter on March 13, 2007

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is a leading provider of medicines to fight cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases -- including HIV/AIDS -- and serious mental illness. In our world-class research and development facilities -- located in New Jersey, Connecticut and elsewhere around the globe -- we’re looking for new and better treatments for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses and conditions. Augmenting our internal R&D capabilities, Bristol-Myers Squibb has an extraordinary history of successful partnerships to develop and deliver important new medicines to people who need them worldwide.

    Position Title: Principal Biostatistician

    Position Description:  Interact with the Sr. Clinical Research personnel, Data Management and Medical Writers in the planning, design, conduct, evaluation, interpretation and presentation of study results and reports as well as in submissions to international regulatory agencies and FDA develop and select appropriate statistical methods for the design and analysis of studies and projects. Review key project documents; furnish responses on statistical issues raised by regulatory agencies pertaining to BMS submissions. Coordinate activities of other Biostatistics staff in a uniform manner to ensure successful and timely completion of the assigned project, develop, review and manage appropriate and efficient use of statistical software as required for analysis and DTA display. Arrange for acquisitions and, or review development of additional statistical software. Serve as BDM representative on project teams, attend PRC meeting and publish, present at scientific meetings.

    Position Requirements: Qualified candidates will have 4 to 6 years of experience with PhD. in Biostatistics or Statistics and 6 to 8 years with MS in Biostatistics or Statistics in the pharmaceutical industry. Must have sound knowledge of applied statistics and knowledge of major statistical software packages, SAS and SPLUS, and the ability to integrate statistical and biomedical concepts. Good written, oral and presentation skills are essential. Familiarity with FDA guidelines and requirements is also required.

    If you are interested in this position please email or call Adie Huard at:

    adie.huard@bms.com
    (203) 677-7373
    Bristol Myers Squibb Co. is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D

     

    Submitted to ASA TC Chapter on March 13, 2007

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is a leading provider of medicines to fight cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases -- including HIV/AIDS -- and serious mental illness. In our world-class research and development facilities -- located in New Jersey, Connecticut and elsewhere around the globe -- we’re looking for new and better treatments for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses and conditions. Augmenting our internal R&D capabilities, Bristol-Myers Squibb has an extraordinary history of successful partnerships to develop and deliver important new medicines to people who need them worldwide.

    Position Title: Senior Research Biostatistician

    Position Description: Interact with clinical research personnel, data management, medical writers in planning, design, conduct, evaluation, interpretation and presentation of study results and reports. Develop and select appropriate statistical methods for design and analysis of studies and projects. Review key project documents and furnish responses on statistical issues raised by regulatory agencies. Serve as department representative on project teams.

    Position Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Biostatistics or Statistics with 1 to 5 years of experience or M.S. in Biostatistics or Statistics with 4-6 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

    If you are interested in this position please email or call Adie Huard at:
    adie.huard@bms.com
    (203) 677-7373
    Bristol Myers Squibb Co. is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D

     

    Submitted to ASA TC Chapter on Feb 21, 2007
    From
    Linda Burtch, Managing Director, Smith Hanley Associates LLC

    This year promises to be even more exciting for the quantitative professional. The career information most frequently sought by clients and candidates in the field revolves around salary and other forms of compensation. Whether you are planning to grow your staff this year or are assessing your own career path, here are some points to consider:

    Hot Skill Set – Web analytics, pricing, credit analytics, analytically-based strategy.
    Fast Moving Market – Candidates (especially at the more junior end) are receiving multiple offers and are going off the market in three to five weeks, much faster than the more typical eight to twelve weeks we’ve been used to seeing. 
    Relocation Challenges – Many companies are reassessing their relocation packages as the housing market continues to stagnate in many parts of the country. Unless these packages contain a safety net to cushion probable double mortgage payments, many candidates are not able to accept offers that require relocation. 
    Sign-on Bonuses – are back! In the last 90 days, nearly 40% of all offers have included a bonus as an incentive for candidates to “sign on”.
    Cross Industry Job Changes – Candidates are changing industries far more frequently, even at the more senior level. Client companies are making offers to candidates coming from other industries as the talent pool tightens. This provides candidates with an ideal opportunity to expand their knowledge across industries.
    Compensation – Many companies are offering more competitive packages to attract top talent. Here are some guidelines:
    Vice President/Director                                 $135,000 to $250,000    On the corporate side, this level typically involves managing a group – the bigger the group, the higher the salary. Oftentimes, the top salaries are offered by boutique consulting firms where business development may play a major role in the compensation package. Of course, ability to provide thoughtful leadership and strategic vision is essential at this echelon. 
    Manager                                             $110,000 to $140,000
    This position is often attained as the result of an internal promotion. Interpersonal skills are key – especially those demonstrating initiative, team building and the ability to direct group projects. While technical competence is important, remember that emerging executive-level administrative skills are what really count as you move up the business ladder. 
    Senior Statistician                                       $80,000 to $120,000
    Talented business statisticians with excellent communication skills can command base salaries of up to $120K. To move up from here typically involves picking up management responsibilities or business development skills. 
    Senior Analyst/Analyst                                     $60,000 to $85,000
    These are our most sought after candidates. With a master’s degree in a quantitative discipline and two solid years’ experience in the corporate world, this candidate will often receive multiple offers and be snapped up quickly. The market is red hot for candidates with this degree of experience – back to the level of the dot com boom. 
    Entry-level Masters                                       $50,000 to $65,000 
    Demand continues to increase over 2006’s healthy level. Because companies are not always successful in hiring enough talent with one-to-two years’ experience, they will often choose an entry-level candidate with solid academic credentials. Hiring candidates who might require visa sponsorship has become commonplace; clients not willing to do this greatly reduce their pool of applicants.
    As always, I welcome your comments and insights. Visit my blog to weigh in on the topics I’ve touched on here and to participate in an on-line salary discussion: www.lindaburtch.blogspot.com.

     

     

    Submitted to ASA TC Chapter on Jan 8, 2007

    Notice of Job Opening

    Who May Apply:

    Position: Research Analyst (Principal Forecaster)

    Job Posting No: 290779

    Salary Range: $51,952 - $77,928

    Division: Data Resources

    Department: Research

    FLSA Status:

    Location:

    Safety Sensitive: 

    Union: AFSCME/Grade 33

    Posting Date: 1/05/07

    Application Deadline: 1/19/07

    Position Summary

    Provides expertise and project leadership for demographic forecasting, socio-economic modeling, development and re-development monitoring, and land supply analysis. Provides consultation to clients in the application of research to regional growth strategy and planning. Assumes principal responsibility for the Council’s demographic and land use forecasting, including scoping and implementation of a new disaggregate micro-simulation model (e.g., UrbanSim or OPUS). Leads the demographic and geographic forecast modeling of major forecast revisions (2-3 times per decade), working with team to assess, analyze and organize data inputs needed by the forecast model. Participates as forecast expert in regional system plans development (transportation and water resources) and local comprehensive plans review and coordinates minor/interim forecast revisions. Provides consultation and support for other Council projects. (For a complete position description, please contact Human Resources at (651) 602-1368).

    Education/Training & Experience Requirements

    • Master’s degree in demography, geography, applied economics, statistics, a related social science, or urban planning.
    • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in research, analysis, government statistics and/or data management, which includes 2 years of experience in each of the following areas: 
      • research project design and management
      • Demographic forecasting and model-building
      • Advanced statistical analysis (regression, log-linear, cluster analysis, factor analysis, etc.).
    • Inter-disciplinary knowledge of current regional science theory and methods, as well as understanding of metropolitan growth management.
    • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Access, SAS for statistical analysis, and programming tools (e.g., VBA/VB, C++, Python, Perl or similar).

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Preference given for experience in land use econometrics, spatial econometrics, or disaggregate micro-simulation forecast modeling (e.g., UrbanSim or OPUS).

    A combination of Education and years of relevant experience may be considered.

    License/Certification

    Selection Process

    The selection process for this position will consist of a review of your education and experience from the application materials submitted. Applications will then be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

  • All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check (criminal, education, employment), pre-employment drug screen and physical (if applicable). Please visit our website at www.metrocouncil.org for more information about this position and for employment application forms.
  • How to Apply
  • For consideration, applicants must submit a completed Metropolitan Council Employment Application form and resume. Position closes 4:30 pm on January 19, 2007.

    Metropolitan Council

    Email:  HR.Team3@metc.state.mn.us, or

    Fax: 651/602-1071