Career Development Series Events
We are now beginning our stage in the career development series when we get to hear directly from our wonderful and insightful alumnae from the Department of Biostatistics! Please join us and learn more. Master’s students, PhD students, and post docs alike, are all invited to join ANY lunchtime career chat — our invited alums are often hiring and very knowledgeable at each of these degree levels.
If you are interested in joining us as a guest speaker, or have ideas regarding this series, please contact Dr. Erin Lake.
Monday, February 24
1-2pm | Rm 426
Lunchtime Career Chat with Alumnae Tai Cai ‘17, and Ina Jazic ‘18
Join in for an informal discussion with Tai Cai, data scientist at Uber, and Ina Jazic, Senior Biostatistician II at Vertex! Bring questions for lively discussion! Tai and Ina each have unique experiences, and insight into topics ranging from dissertation work, the job search, and current topics out in the field.
Tai Cai is a data scientist at Uber working on competitive intelligence problems. Prior to Uber, he spent 2.5 years as a data scientist in cybersecurity risk management at a start-up called BitSight. Tai graduated in 2017 with a PhD in Biostatistics, advised by Tianxi Cai and Francesca Dominici.
Ina Jazic is a Senior Biostatistician II at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where she works on the design and analysis of clinical trials in pain and rare diseases, as well as methodology for adaptive design. Ina graduated with a PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University in 2018, advised by Sebastien Haneuse.
Tuesday, February 25
1-2pm | Room 426
Lunchtime Career Chat with Kara Higgins ’18, and Ashley McKhann ‘16
Join in for an informal discussion with Kara Higgins, Biostatistician II at PROMETRIKA, and Ashley McKhann, Biostatistician II at HCSPH/CBAR! Both will have experience, advice and information on internships they completed, the organizations they now work for, and insight into the student experience and job search process.
Kara Higgins is a Biostatistician II at PROMETRIKA, where she works on statistical design and analysis for Phase I-III clinical trials for pharmaceuticals in a wide range of indications. Kara graduated with a Master of Science in Biostatistics from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2018.
Ashley McKhann is a Biostatistician II at the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR). She works on statistical analyses for clinical trials focused on people living with HIV, specifically in the areas of HIV cure and neurocognitive disease. Ashley graduated with a Master of Science in Biostatistics from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2016.
Thursday, March 5
1-2pm | Room 426
Lunchtime Career Chat with Emily Slade ’18
Emily Slade, PhD 2018, will join us for a Lunchtime Career Chat to share about her experience as a new faculty member at the University of Kentucky! Emily has a wealth of experience and insight both in academia and industry, and was the original founder of the Harvard Biostatistics Student Consulting Center in our department. Come for an informative discussion, and bring your questions!