Career Development Events

Career Development Series

Natalie DeanLunchtime Career Chat with Natalie Dean, PhD ‘14

*This Friday* April 3, 2020
Zoom Info:
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Join us this Friday for a special chat with alumna Natalie Dean, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Florida. She researches methods for infectious disease epidemiology, with a particular focus on emerging pathogens and study design. She is Principal Investigator on an NIH/NIAID R01 to design innovative strategies for evaluating vaccines during outbreaks. Natalie will also talk about her experiences doing collaborative research on Ebola, Zika, and now COVID-19. Natalie has made recent appearances on CNNBBC, and will join a panel at the Marvin Zelen Symposium this week, regarding her work and expertise in areas now critical to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will get a chance to talk informally with Natalie about her former studies, job search process, career trajectory and insights, the juggle of personal life and work, and keeping it all in balance during this fast-paced time in world research!  Natalie completed her dissertation ‘Surveillance Methods for Monitoring HIV Incidence and Drug Resistance’ with Marcello Pagano.


Upcoming Events:

Lunchtime Career Chat with Shira Mitchell ‘14

We are thrilled to have Shira join us from Civis Analytics in NYC! (previously also at Mathematica, and NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics)

Friday, April 10 from 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom


Career Options Seminar with Erin Lake ‘01

‘What Color is Your ‘Biostatistics’ Parachute?’

Join Erin Lake (’01) for both a broad and detailed overview of the array of career opportunities made accessible by a degree in biostatistics, CBQG, or health data science, as well as comparisons between these sectors.  (Airing a 2nd time per student request!)

Friday, April 17 from 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom


Lunchtime Career Chat with Jessica Gronsbell ‘17

Can’t wait to have Jesse back to share her insights into the current academic job market and search process!

Wednesday, April 29 from 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom


*Note that all members of our department can access the department Slack channels (see emails with link) for internship and job opportunities, as well as connect to the Department of Biostatistics/Alumnae section of the LinkedIn network.

*PhD students can find many resources via the Office of Career Services (OCS) at GSAS.

*SM and PhD students can access the Office of Alumnae Affairs and Career Advancement.

*All students can find interesting reads and keep up with the field via sources including but not limited to ASA’s Amstat News, and the popular This is Statistics site.