Career Development Series – Upcoming Events

Career Development Series

A visit with CBAR

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
1:05-1:55pm  |  Via Zoom

Join The Center for Biostatistics and AIDS Research (CBAR) statisticians and programmers for a lunch panel presentation and discussion on topics ranging from current CBAR research and ongoing clinical trials (some of the largest in the world), to individual experiences and real-time job search advice. Hear what it’s like to work in a collaborative research environment, current HIV / infectious disease trials and observational studies.  Be sure to come with questions about CBAR’s Spring ‘22 openings for PhD and Masters level positions.  Panelists will address the following and more:

  • What IS CBAR?CBAR members
  • What is it like to be a statistician or programmer at CBAR?
  • What cutting edge research is ongoing across several of CBAR’s major networks (which include the AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) and the Infant Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT))
  • What training, career progression, and mentoring practices exist at CBAR which make it unique?
  • What job opportunities are currently open at CBAR?
  • What is CBAR looking for in job candidates and during interviews?
  • What coursework in our department is helpful to have completed?
  • What advice would alumni of our department now working at CBAR have to offer?
    …and more!


“Internship Roundtable”
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

SM and PhD students are welcome to join in for a roundtable discussion of internship and research project experiences shared by our own students.  Learn about the application/interview process, how to get the most out of the experience, and about existing opportunities both out in the field and here within our academic community.  Earlier in the fall we learned about similar opportunities and experiences in the data science realm (given the earlier application timeline for such openings), and now we will hear insights and advice from our Biostatistics and CBQG students.


Ongoing Career Development Resources

* HSPH and GSAS international students may visit the Harvard International Office (HIO) to attend HIO office hours for information relevant to internships or employment.

* SM and PhD students can access the Office of Career and Professional Development, subscribe to their mailing list, visit virtual drop-in hours, view upcoming events via their dedicated canvas site (link included in their newsletter each week), and follow their events calendar.

* PhD students (and for certain events, SM students) can find many resources via the Office of Career Services (OCS) at GSAS, subscribe to their mailing list and follow their events calendar.

* All members of the department may connect to the Department of Biostatistics/Alumnae section of the LinkedIn network.

* Visit the department Slack channels (see earlier email from department with link) for internship and job opportunities. The Slack channels are updated regularly and serve as a bank of announcements and opportunities that the department receives on an ongoing basis (such announcements are not generally sent out by email).

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

If you are interested in joining us as a guest speaker, or have ideas regarding this series, please contact Dr. Erin Lake or enter your ideas via this sheet.