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What not to say in a job interview

Published on 12 August 2014

I’ve inter­viewed a few peo­ple for jobs at Monash Uni­ver­sity, and there’s always some­one who comes out with some­thing sur­pris­ing. Here are some real examples.

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Data science market places

Published on 26 May 2014

Some new web­sites are being estab­lished offer­ing “mar­ket places” for data sci­ence. Two I’ve come across recently are Experfy and SnapAnalytx.

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Questions on the business analytics jobs

Published on 13 May 2014

I’ve received a few ques­tions on the busi­ness ana­lyt­ics jobs adver­tised last week. I think it is best if I answer them here so other poten­tial can­di­dates can have the same infor­ma­tion. I will add to this post if I receive more questions.

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New jobs in business analytics at Monash

Published on 4 May 2014

We have an excit­ing new ini­tia­tive at Monash Uni­ver­sity with some new posi­tions in busi­ness ana­lyt­ics. This is part of a plan to strengthen our research and teach­ing in the data science/​​computational sta­tis­tics area. We are hop­ing to make mul­ti­ple appoint­ments, at junior and senior lev­els. These are five-​​​​year appoint­ments, but we hope that the posi­tions will con­tinue after that if we can secure suit­able funding.

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Job at Center for Open Science

Published on 8 April 2014

This looks like an inter­est­ing job. Dear Dr. Hyn­d­man, I write from the Cen­ter for Open Sci­ence, a non-​​​​profit orga­ni­za­tion based in Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia in the United States, which is ded­i­cated to improv­ing the align­ment between sci­en­tific val­ues and sci­en­tific prac­tices. We are ded­i­cated to open source and open sci­ence. We are reach­ing out to you to find out if you know any­one who might be inter­ested in our Sta­tis­ti­cal and Method­olog­i­cal Con­sul­tant posi­tion. The posi­tion is a unique oppor­tu­nity to con­sult on repro­ducible best prac­tices in data analy­sis and research design; the con­sul­tant will make shorts vis­its to pro­vide lec­tures and train­ing at uni­ver­si­ties, lab­o­ra­to­ries, con­fer­ences, and through vir­tual medi­ums. An espe­cially unique part of the job involves col­lab­o­rat­ing with the White House’s Office of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Pol­icy on mat­ters relat­ing to repro­ducibil­ity. If you know some­one with sub­stan­tial train­ing and expe­ri­ence in sci­en­tific research, quan­ti­ta­tive meth­ods, repro­ducible research prac­tices, and some pro­gram­ming expe­ri­ence (at least R, ide­ally Python or Julia) might you please pass this along to them? Any­one may find out more about the job or apply via our web­site: http://​cen​ter​foropen​science​.org/​j​o​b​s​/​#​stats The posi­tion is full-​​​​time and located at our office in beau­ti­ful Char­lottesville, VA. Thanks in advance for your time


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Looking for a new post-​​doc

Published on 22 January 2014

We are look­ing for a new post-​​​​doctoral research fel­low to work on the project “Macro­eco­nomic Fore­cast­ing in a Big Data World”.  Details are given at the link below jobs​.monash​.edu​.au/​j​o​b​D​e​t​a​i​l​s​.​a​s​p​?​s​J​o​b​I​D​s​=​5​19824 This is a two year posi­tion, funded by the Aus­tralian Research Coun­cil, and work­ing with me, George Athana­sopou­los, Farshid Vahid and Anas­ta­sios Pana­giotelis. We are look­ing for some­one with a PhD in econo­met­rics, sta­tis­tics or machine learn­ing, who is well-​​​​trained in com­pu­ta­tion­ally inten­sive meth­ods, and who has a back­ground in at least one of time series analy­sis, macro­eco­nomic mod­el­ling, or Bayesian econometrics.

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Three jobs at Monash

Published on 18 October 2013

We are cur­rently adver­tis­ing for three aca­d­e­mic posi­tions, suit­able for recent PhD grad­u­ates. Lec­turer (Applied Sta­tis­tics or Oper­a­tions Research) Five-​​​​year posi­tion with MAXIMA and the School of Math­e­mat­i­cal Sci­ences Two posi­tions avail­able. Appli­ca­tions close 31 Octo­ber. More infor­ma­tion. Lec­turer (Econometrics/​​Business Sta­tis­tics) Con­tin­u­ing posi­tion with the Depart­ment of Econo­met­rics and Busi­ness Sta­tis­tics Appli­ca­tions close 31 Jan­u­ary 2014. More infor­ma­tion. Please don’t send any ques­tions to me. Click the “More infor­ma­tion” links and fol­low the instructions.

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Statistical consulting with Zombal

Published on 9 February 2013

This is a guest post by Bene­dict Noël of Zom­bal. Many sta­tis­ti­cians do a lit­tle bit of con­sult­ing in addi­tion to their main job, and Zom­bal pro­vides a way for peo­ple to find such work.

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A LaTeX template for a CV

Published on 27 November 2010

Every researcher needs a Cur­ricu­lum Vitae (Latin for “course of life”) or CV. You will need it for job appli­ca­tions, for annual per­for­mance appraisal, and just for keep­ing track of your pub­li­ca­tions. A CV typ­i­cally con­tains lists of achieve­ments includ­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions, pub­li­ca­tions, pre­sen­ta­tions, awards, plus teach­ing expe­ri­ence. I’ve cre­ated a LaTeX style for a CV to make it easy to pro­duce some­thing that looks good and is easy to main­tain. You will need an up-​​​​to-​​​​date imple­men­ta­tion of LaTeX because I’m using the won­der­ful bibla­tex pack­age (more on that in another post) which has only just become avail­able as part of Mik­TeX and TeXLive. The pre­am­ble of your CV should look some­thing like this: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{cv} \name{Rob J Hyn­d­man} \info{Address: & Depart­ment of Econo­met­rics \& Busi­ness Sta­tis­tics, Monash Uni­ver­sity, VIC 3800, Aus­tralia.\\ Phone: & +61 3 9905 2358\\ Email: & Rob.​Hyndman@​monash.​edu\\ WWW: & rob​jhyn​d​man​.com}   \bibliography{rjhpubs}   \addtocategory{books}{MWH3,ITSM91,ITSM94,expsmooth08} \addtocategory{papers}{BHG91,BH92,YW93,Hyndman94,HDRF95} \addtocategory{papers}{HDR96,HBG96,HF96,GHH97,HW97,LFSH97,GH98} Include your name in the \name com­mand. The \info com­mand con­tains infor­ma­tion to go in the header box on the first page. This is struc­tured as for a tab­u­lar envi­ron­ment. You can include any infor­ma­tion you like in the \info com­mand includ­ing addi­tional rows. Some peo­ple include their date of birth, cit­i­zen­ship, fam­ily details, etc. All your


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Job advertisements

Published on 26 August 2010

Employ­ers often con­tact me ask­ing how to find a good sta­tis­ti­cian, econo­me­tri­cian or fore­caster for their orga­ni­za­tion. Stu­dents also ask me how to go about find­ing a job when they fin­ish their degree. This post is for both groups, hope­fully mak­ing it eas­ier for them to pair up appro­pri­ately. First, the main­stream media out­lets are not usu­ally good places to adver­tise. It seems that few peo­ple read printed news­pa­pers any­more. The gen­eral online job sites such as seek​.com​.au are ok, but job-​​​​seekers can find it hard to find the rel­e­vant open­ings because job titles are so var­ied. In the gen­eral area of sta­tis­tics, a job can appear under the titles “sta­tis­ti­cian”, “ana­lyst”, “data miner”, “data man­ager”, “finan­cial engi­neer” and a few dozen other labels. Many employ­ers don’t place the job in the best cat­e­gory, often because they don’t under­stand what skills are required to do the job. Nev­er­the­less, if I was look­ing for a job, I would cer­tainly set up some auto­mated searches on these sites. In sta­tis­tics, there are well-​​​​established job web­sites that are the best places for both employ­ers and poten­tial employ­ees to meet up. Aus­tralia & New Zealand: www​.statsci​.org/jobs. This is a fan­tas­tic ser­vice from the Sta­tis­ti­cal Soci­ety of Aus­tralia and includes a lot of jobs, par­tic­u­larly those


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