Biostatistician

May 3, 2021

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first_img Johns Hopkins University Biostatistician You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Twitter Salary Not Specified GeneralSummary/Purpose:TheDepartment of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ofPublic Health seeks a biostatistician to work as an integral partof a long-standing cohort study. The biostatistician willcollaborate with epidemiologists, statisticians, projectinvestigators and data management and clinical staff to analyze andmanage data with the aim of scientific publication. The successfulapplicant will demonstrate a strong interest in collaborating withthis large research group in order to contribute to the developmentand application of statistical methods to advance the scientificgoals of this long-standing project.SpecificDuties/Responsibilities:Thisbiostatistician position will be filled by someone who can providestatistical design expertise, data management, and data analyses toanswer research questions using longitudinal data and willparticipate as a co-author in preparation of manuscripts andpresentations reporting study results. Applicant must be willing towork collaboratively with a diverse team of investigators thatincludes students and post-doctoralfellows.Workwith investigators to determine the statistical framework foranswering the studyobjective.Drafting statistical analysisplans.Generate analytic data sets including longitudinal datasets.Analyze data to answer scientificquestions.Identify potential problems with study data and collaborate withother staff to resolveissues.Documenting data management and analytic policies and principlesincluding the archiving of code for the purposes of reproducibilityof research findings.Preparing data tables and figures for publications andpresentations at scientificmeetings.Contribute to technical/scientific writing and reviewing draftsof reports, posters, and manuscripts, including writing upinterpretation of analysis results and description of statisticalmethods used.Navigating shared files and contributing to shared files tocreate a transparent researchworkspace.Attend staff meetings and provide updates on status ofprojects.MinimumQualifications:Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or relatedquantitative fieldrequired.One(1) year of related experiencerequired.Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project oradditional doctoral education may substitute for experience to theextent permitted by the JHU equivalencyformula.JHUEquivalency Formula:Doctoral degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for oneyear of experience.Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project maysubstitute for required experience on the same basis. For jobswhere equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-relatedcollege course work may be applied towards the total minimumeducation/experience required for the respectivejob.PreferredQualifications:PhD in statistics, biostatistics, orother data science-relateddisciplines.Excellent written and oralcommunicationskills.Strong organizational skills andability to manage multiple projects (with prioritization assistanceprovided) and an ability to provide meticulous documentation ofprocesses and organize materials in a transparent, cloud-basedenvironment.Excellent interpersonal skills thatwill contribute to a positive, collaborative environment withdiverse study staff andinvestigators.Excellent problem-solving skills, witha positive attitude that allows all problems to be broken intomanageable parts and tackled (comes from a place of“yes”).Ability to work for periods of timewithout daily direction frominvestigators.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities:SASprogramming proficiency (masterypreferred).R andR markdown programing proficiency (masterypreferred).STATAprogramming proficiency.Working knowledge of UNIXOS.Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)proficiency.Experience performing longitudinal data analysis and survivalanalysis.Technical qualifications or specializedcertifications:Required:AllIRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passedwith necessary certification within 2 weeks of startdate.Classified title:BiostatisticianWorking title: BiostatisticianRole/Level/Range: ACRP37.5/E/04/MDStarting Salary Range: $52,494.96 – $72,212.64 (commensuratewith experience)Employee group: Full timeEmployee Status: ExemptSchedule: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk – Thisposition will be remote until normal campus activitiesresumeLocation: 2213 McElderry St. 3rd Floor, Baltimore,MDDepartment name:10001101-EpidemiologyPersonnel area (School): BSPH – Bloomberg School of PublicHealthThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Similar jobs Biostatistician Salary Not Specified Save Biostatistician More searches like this School of PublicHealth – East Baltimore Campus The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Johns Hopkins University Biostatistician Facebook You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University Save Biostatistician Maryland, United States Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Biostatistician Share Science, Technology & Mathematics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Biotechnology & Bioengineering Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore LinkedIn Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more


Physics, real and fictional

March 1, 2021

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first_imgThe findings, Ullman said, showed wide agreement across nearly all participants that certain spells, like conjuring a frog, making it cease to exist, or transforming it into a mouse, would require more effort than others, like levitating a frog or changing its color.To understand whether those rankings were influenced by books, films, or even video games, Ullman and McCoy asked participants how much exposure they had to fictional worlds like those found in the “Harry Potter” books or “Star Wars” films, and the results suggested the influence was minimal.“We did try to control for that,” Ullman said. “There was no effect any way you slice it. We had people who had a lot of exposure and with very little exposure, and it didn’t matter in the slightest in these rankings. I don’t think that’s a knockdown argument against cultural differences — it’s difficult these days to find someone who hasn’t read ‘Harry Potter’ — but I think the next step is to run these experiments cross-culturally.”The team performed two other tests, one in which volunteers were asked about the same spells, but on a much larger target — a cow rather than a frog. Just as they had in the first experiment, people showed wide agreement on which spells would be hardest to perform.To reinforce those findings, Ullman and McCoy later replicated the first experiment using a much larger pool of volunteers, with similar results.“For us, the interesting thing is that these are two different groups of subjects who had no idea about each other, but people overall agreed with one another,” Ullman said. “That suggests there is some internal parameter, some intuitive theory of physics where we understand that to levitate a cow, we need to enact some force against its weight, and it will take more for heavier than for lighter things.“That seems obvious, but I think what’s interesting is to explore why it’s obvious,” Ullman added. “There is something that’s making that decision … I would suggest that one thing they’re drawing on is their intuitive understanding of physics. The understanding that allows you to get by in the real world all the time, is the same thing you’re querying in this fictional scenario.”Perhaps even more tellingly, Ullman said, the rankings also seem to align with decades of research that showed that young children — in some cases as young as 4 months old — already possess some hierarchy when it comes to that sense of intuitive physics.“Children are surprised when there is a violation of their intuitive physics, but certain things seem to come online earlier than others,” Ullman said. “So very early on, violations of solidity and permanence are very surprising to them. They understand things shouldn’t just disappear or appear. But other things, like shape changes or color changes, they don’t care about very much until older ages.”Ultimately, Ullman believes that understanding how those intuitive senses work and where they come from could help shed new light on how the brain itself works.“If we take seriously the central metaphor of cognitive science, that the mind is something like a computer and it’s running some programs, what I’m particularly interested in is, what’s the program for intuitive psychology and intuitive physics, and how did we learn those programs?” Ullman said. “I’m putting my chips on the idea that a central part of those programs has been there from birth, and I think that makes sense both empirically based on what we see in other studies, and it makes sense from an engineering point of view. If you were going to program a video game, you wouldn’t want to write all the code from scratch, you would import a bunch of the basics that people have already created.“Now a child, you can imagine they would need some of those general programs, so you can say, ‘I don’t know what you’re going to encounter, I don’t know what they’ll be shaped like, but I do know they’ll have goals and intentions, and they won’t be able to pass through each other,’” he continued. “Those things would be true if you were born on Earth, but they would be true if you were born on Alpha Centauri. They would be true if you were born in the ‘Star Wars’ universe, so I think when we consider imaginary worlds, we’re really considering the limits of that program. It can describe our world, but it can also describe all these fictional worlds as well.”This research was supported with funding from the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines. Harvard-MIT research may provide data to improve computational models for artificial intelligence and machine learning The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. By studying African population, researchers discover genetic variations based on latitude Relatedcenter_img Skin pigmentation is far more complex than thought Babies understand cost-reward tradeoffs behind others’ actions, study says It’s not something most Harvard faculty spend much time contemplating, but Tomer Ullman likes to think about magic.In particular, he likes to think about whether it would be harder to levitate a frog or turn it to stone. And if you’re thinking the answer is obvious (turning it to stone, right?), Ullman says that’s the point.The reason the answer seems clear, the assistant professor of psychology said, has to do with what researchers call “intuitive physics” — our built-in sense of how the physical world operates. Even young children, he said, understand that there are certain “rules” to the world. Gravity makes things fall, for instance. Large objects weigh more than small ones, and solid objects can’t pass through each other.But Ullman and co-author John McCoy, assistant professor of marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, said in a study published in PLOS ONE that intuitive sense not only underpins our understanding of the “real” world but also informs the fictional ones we create.“We are interested in the structure of the imagination,” Ullman said. “What’s interesting is that, while we exist in a world that has a particular set of rules that we understand, even if we are not scientists … yet we’re capable of conceiving of many different, alternate worlds that deviate from the real world.”That intuitive understanding, Ullman said, isn’t limited to physics. It’s probably how we make sense of most of the world around us.,Thanks to a sense of intuitive psychology, he said, we recognize that other people have intentions and goals and take actions to fulfill them, despite the fact that we can’t read their thoughts.“And the interesting thing about these intuitive theories is they can explain the world as it is, but they can also explain these other worlds,” Ullman said. “So even though a fictional character might look very different from us, and they might have very different goals than us … we can still understand them as having goals and beliefs that they are working to reach.”But even in those fictional worlds, Ullman said, there are limits.“We tend to think of imaginary worlds that are closer to our own world,” he said. “So in the ‘Harry Potter’ books, gravity still exists, and J.K. Rowling doesn’t need to tell us, at the beginning of the story, that it still exists. Basically, when we build the canvas of this imaginary world, we import some things from our world, so while there are some things, like the fact that people can perform magic, that have changed, there are other things that we assume.”To understand how ubiquitous that intuitive understanding is, and how it gets uploaded into fictional worlds, Ullman and McCoy devised an unorthodox experiment: Assuming magic exists, volunteers were asked to rank spells — everything from conjuring a frog from thin air to transforming it into a mouse to changing its color — according to their difficulty. “We are interested in the structure of the imagination. … [W]hile we exist in a world that has a particular set of rules that we understand, even if we are not scientists … we’re capable of conceiving of many different, alternate worlds that deviate from the real world.” — Tomer Ullmanlast_img read more


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February 27, 2021

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Pasture Problems.

January 17, 2021

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first_img Georgia cattle may have to go on strange diets, like pelletized citrus pulp from oranges and grapefruit, to make it through the harsh winter. Photo: Joe Courson The bitter weather this winter concerns Fiveash and other Georgia cattlemen as they scramble to find enough food for their animals to eat this winter. “It’s been the toughest year I’ve ever seen,” he said.The many days of subfreezing temperatures killed a big portion of his pasture — grass he really counted on to feed his cows during the winter. “Even with good conditions,” Fiveash said, “it won’t produce but 50 percent of what it would have before the cold weather killed it back.”Creative Cattle FeedingFiveash, though, has been creative in finding ways to feed his cows. Besides feeding them all the hay he can find, he’s trying something new: pulp from citrus farms in Florida. Leftover peel, seeds — everything but the juice — from oranges and grapefruits are put into pellet form to feed the cows.If warmer weather doesn’t come within the next four to six weeks, Georgia cattlemen will start selling their animals, said Robert Stewart, a cattle expert with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. They’ll have to, he said, because the farmers won’t have enough to feed them.”They are not going to go hungry,” Fiveash said of his cattle.Stewart said last year’s drought cut the state’s hay production by about 25 percent, further complicating the problem. The best thing that could happen to for Fiveash and other cattlemen, he said, is for spring to spring early.center_img From a distance, you’d think the cows in Wesley Fiveash’s Crisp County pasture have plenty of green grass to eat. You’d be wrong. A closer look shows a serious problem that could get worse.”It’s dead,” Fiveash says of the grass. “Nothing there. It’s like eating a paper sack.”last_img read more


Wing Ding hosts 22 candidates trying to set themselves apart as field begins to separate

August 13, 2020

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first_imgDemocratic Party faithful from four northern Iowa counties hosted the largest gathering yet of Democrats for president in 2020 at the iconic annual Wing Ding event in Clear Lake. Twenty-two candidates were allotted five minutes each to introduce themselves – or remind future caucus voters why they are still viable party leaders since the 2016 election.Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren went directly to the specifics of Iowa’s rural economy – small hospitals, factory workers and farming.“Farm plans for too long have been about big ag. We need to have the courage to break up big ag, to fight against big ag, to say no more sucking every last dollar out of the pockets of our independent farmers,” Warren said to loud applause.The loudest applause—before, during and after he went on stage—was for Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.In his five minutes, Buttigieg did not call President Trump a white supremacist, but says he is “coddling white nationalism.” He said the flag does not belong to any one party and symbolizes that…“We are able and indeed sometimes required to be critical of our leadership and when we do nobody will question our loyalty to the Republic for which it stands, let alone tell us to go back where we came from.”Other candidates targeted the president more directly. Bernie Sanders vowed to defeat the “most dangerous president in the history of this country.”“Together, we will end the racism and the sexism and the Islamophobia, and the homophobia and all the other phobias that this president exhibits. And we will end white nationalism in this country as well.”Senator Cory Booker spoke after a somber video speech by Beto O’Rourke, who chose to stay in El Paso after the past week’s mass shooting targeting Hispanic shoppers, to make sure his community is “strong and fortified.” Booker, picking up on O’Rourke’s tone, began quietly with a charge to the two thousand party faithful in the ballroom:“This is not a referendum on one guy and one office – this is a referendum on us and who are we to be to each other. This is one of those moral moments in our nation that’s going to define the character of our country and this is a week where I will not let the slaughter of our fellow citizens just disappear within the next media cycle,” he said to applause. Booker quickly ramped up – bringing the crowd to one of a handful of standing ovations of the night, as he described being a witness to gun violence and was inspired by community leaders who did not leave.“Now more than ever, we need Americans that will stand up with faith in our country and faith in ideals, faith in each other and come together again and stand together and work together and love together and overcome his darkness with our light,” Booker exclaimed.Economist and entrepreneur Andrew Yang celebrated Thursday’s news that he had qualified for next month’s televised candidate debate. The self-described “Asian man who loves math,” says winning the election is about math … in Iowa.“Why are so many presidential candidates coming her to Clear Lake, to you all? That’s because you hold the future of the country in your hands. Look around you right now, there are about 12-hundred Iowans in this room. I’ve done the math; do you know how many Californians each Iowan is worth? One thousand Californians—each of you,” Yang said to laughter.Nine have now qualified for the next national debate.last_img read more


All set for Sigma Run

February 10, 2020

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first_imgThe 18th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run will bring New Kingston alive this morning when more than 20,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair participants will turn out in support of the event’s 2016 charities: Jamaica Cancer Society, Black River Hospital’s Paediatric Unit and children with cancer across the island.The 5K road race has maintained its focus to unite Jamaicans to raise funds for one cause – charity. While numerous child and health-care facilities have benefited from over $160 million raised in its history, the 2016 charities have seen the largest monetary target yet – $50m.”We continue to welcome donations as we must ensure that the beneficiaries receive the necessary and life saving equipment and supplies,” Ingrid Card, vice-president of group marketing at Sagicor, said ahead of today’s event.Competitors will participate in a 6:45 a.m. warm-up session in Emancipation Park with Karelle Ashley of Jamfit, while comedian Elva Ruddock will take the reins on Knutsford Boulevard at the start line. A 7:27 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. start time has been set for wheelchair and run categories, respectively. The walk segment will commence approximately 15 minutes after.Participants have been urged to plan to arrive in New Kingston, well ahead of the 7:30 a.m. start time to avoid road closures as well as to park and warm up for what is now largest road race in the Caribbean.last_img read more


Rep Price announces June office hours

August 9, 2019

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first_img State Rep. Amanda Price invites residents of the 89th House District to join her during office hours this June.Rep. Price’s office hours are scheduled from at the following dates and times:On Monday, June 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Park Township Hall, located at 52 152nd Ave.;On Friday, June 19 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Coffee Grounds in Grand Haven, located at 41 Washington Ave., Suite 180; andOn Friday, June 26 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Spring Lake District Library, located at 123 E. Exchange St.“I always look forward to listening to the thoughts from all of our neighbors,” said Rep. Price, R-Park Township. “It is absolutely vital that our community’s stakeholders voice their concerns so that I can best represent them in Lansing.”No appointment is necessary for these office hours. Residents unable to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. Price’s office by phone toll free at 888-238-1008, or by email at [email protected]### Categories: News 08Jun Rep. Price announces June office hourslast_img read more


Irish telco Eircom has set a June 2014 target of 2

August 7, 2019

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