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  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Massachusetts, United States
  • Employment Type: Full Time
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  • Gender: Any
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  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Feb 9, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2019

Job Description/Responsibility

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  • The Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health invites applications for a Postdoctoral fellow position funded in large part by an NIH training grant on Quantitative Sciences for Cancer Research. Candidates have latitude to choose among several mentors across various institutes at Harvard; research can range from the most applied to the most theoretical as long as there is a genuine commitment to its ultimate utility in cancer research.

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Skills Requirements

The ideal candidate is an independent, solution-oriented thinker with a strong quantitive background and a clear commitment to cancer research.

Other qualifications include:

  • Required: PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Data Science, or related field
  • Required: U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Preferred: Interest in developing open-source software, reproducibility.
  • Preferred: Familiarity with multiple data science tools and ability to learn new tools as required.
  • Preferred: Excellent communication and writing skills.

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Application questions regarding this position can be sent to Susan Luvisi at sluvisi@hsph.harvard.edu.
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About the Company

Company Name: Harvard University

Company Profile: Harvard University Archives The Harvard University Archives are maintained by the Harvard University Library system and are a great resource to access Harvard’s historical records. The Harvard Shield On Sept. 8, 1836, at Harvard’s Bicentennial celebration, it was announced that President Josiah Quincy had found the first rough sketch of the College arms – a shield with the Latin motto “VERITAS” (“Verity” or “Truth”) on three books – while researching his History of Harvard University in the College Archives. During the Bicentennial, a white banner atop a large tent in the Yard publicly displayed this design for the first time. Veritas original sketch Until Quincy’s discovery, the hand-drawn sketch (from records of an Overseers meeting on Jan. 6, 1644) had been filed away and forgotten. It became the basis of the seal officially adopted by the Corporation in 1843 and still informs the version used today. Why Crimson? Crimson was officially designated as Harvard’s color by a vote of the Harvard Corporation in 1910. But why crimson? A pair of rowers, Charles W. Eliot, Class of 1853, and Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Class of 1858, provided crimson scarves to their teammates so that spectators could differentiate Harvard’s crew team from other teams during a regatta in 1858. Eliot became Harvard’s 21st president in 1869 and served until 1909; the Corporation vote to make the color of Eliot’s bandannas the official color came soon after he stepped down. But before the official vote by the Harvard Corporation, students’ color of choice had at one point wavered between crimson and magenta – probably because the idea of using colors to represent universities was still new in the latter part of the 19th century. Pushed by popular debate to decide, Harvard undergraduates held a plebiscite on May 6, 1875, on the University’s color, and crimson won by a wide margin. The student newspaper – which had been called The Magenta – changed its name with the very next issue. U.S. Presidents and Honorary Degrees After George Washington’s Continental Army forced the British to leave Boston in March 1776, the Harvard Corporation and Overseers voted on April 3, 1776, to confer an honorary degree upon the general, who accepted it that very day (probably at his Cambridge headquarters in Craigie House). Washington next visited Harvard in 1789, as the first U.S. president.

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