UBC Statistics

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Job Postings

A sessional lecturer position is available in the Department of Statistics, UBC-Vancouver from May 1 to June 30, 2017.  A Master’s degree in Statistics is required.  Completion of, or current registration in, a PhD program is preferred.  The position requires demonstrated ability to provide effective instruction of introductory Statistics at the undergraduate level.  In keeping with these duties and the goals of our undergraduate program, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, experience with data analysis, and some exposure to active learning techniques.


Research Highlight

Recent advances of -omics technologies have stimulated a large body of biomedical studies focused on the discovery and characterization of molecular mechanisms of various diseases. For example, many studies have been focused on the identification of genes to diagnose or predict cancer. The rapid expansion of complex and large -omics datasets has nourished the development of tailored statistical methods to address the challenges that have arisen in the field. Some examples are detection and correction of biases and artifacts in raw high throughput -omics data, identification of true signal among a large number of variables measured on a much smaller number of subjects, modeling of complex covariance structures, integration of diverse -omics datasets. Research in this area is characterized by multidisciplinary collaborations among researchers from Statistics, Computer Science, Medical Genetics, Molecular Biology, and other related fields.


Feb 28 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Yang (Seagle) Liu, UBC Statistics PhD Student
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Mar 14 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Dave Campbell, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, SFU
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Mar 16 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Peter Song, Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Apr 6 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
van Eeden Invited Speaker Jeffrey Rosenthal, University of Toronto
To be determined


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