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Dynamic, intelligent, and ambitious Biostatistics Ph.D. Candidate eager to integrate exceptional research, communication, and problem solving expertise toward supporting the goals of a progressive employer in a Consulting role. Core competencies include:
Bilingual - English/Chinese
Persuasive and Effective Communicator
Train, Develop, and Mentor Others
Strong Research and Writing Skills
Analysis and Problem Solving
Natural Leadership Abilities
Create Statistical Models
Presentation and Public Speaking
In Progress: YALE UNIVERSITY, Xxxxxx, CT - Ph.D. Candidate in Biostatistics - Honors (4.0)
Course of Study: Competitive Strategy, Corporate Finance, and Financial Accounting
2006: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City, IA - M.S. in Biostatistics GPA: 4.0/4.0 M.A. in Geography GPA: 4.0/4.0
Recipient, Presidential Fellowship and Board Member, Chinese Students & Scholars Association at the University of Iowa
2001: PEKING UNIVERSITY, Beijing, China - B.S. in Environmental Science GPA: 3.7/4.0 Computer Software GPA: 3.5/4.0
Chen Xing Fellowship, for Overall Outstanding Performance.
STANDARDIZED TESTS: GRE general 2350/2400: Verbal 770 (99%), Quantitative 800 (98%), Analytical 780 (98%)
TOFEL 670/677: Listening 66/68, Structure 68/68, Reading 67/67
LX Zhang and G Rushton (2008). Computers and Operations Research
BJ Smith, LX Zhang, and RW Field (2007). Statistics in Medicine
5 Peer-Review Articles Published
YALE UNIVERSITY, Xxxxxx, Xxxxxx - Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant (2006 to Present)
Integral in discovering a critical missing link for studying air pollutants and asthma; conducted extensive testing and developed a method to resolve the issues, resulting in a new grant application.
Guide, assess and assist students in laboratory sessions; actively manage demanding tasks including preparing for comprehensive exams, leading lab sessions and assisting professor in winning an annual teaching award; gained honors in core studies.
Singlehandedly invent a method for dividing roads into segments, reduce work time from 10 hours to 30 minutes; present dissertation work to internal and external parties, and receive high praise from Director of Graduate Studies.
Identified drawbacks in the structure of the Ph.D. qualifying exam in the Division of Biostatistics at Yale; initiated effort to drive changes and convinced the Division Head to add a course making it possible for international students to expedite internship authorizations.
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY Indianapolis, Indiana - Intern (Summer 2007)
Leveraged strong problem solving skills to develop and implement a statistical model with the potential for significantly reducing costs in clinical trial processes.
Presented complex analysis and received high praise from colleagues and supervisor.
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City, Iowa - Research Assistant (2003 to 2006)
Authored code, conducted literature reviews and made a presentation for preceptorship project resulting in the publication being cited by 2 papers; contributed to identifying the lack of progress by teammates, initiated efforts to drive performance, and provided leadership for a well-received project presentation.
PEKING UNIVERSITY, Beijing, China - Research Assistant (2001 to 2003)
Provided leadership and oversight for 4 graduate students; drafted a proposal and secured a $42K grant for the Blue Sky Project; led project management initiatives, and received positive feedback from the funding agency.
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Dear Mr./Ms. ____:
Are you seeking a dynamic, proactive and accomplished Biostatistician to join your team? If so, you have found your candidate. The accomplishments in the accompanying resume will illustrate the value and vision I can bring to your team.
I am currently finishing up my PhD in Biostatistics and for the last several years have provided research assistance and guidance for the Department Professor. I contribute strong assessment and teaching skills in aiding students in the laboratory, lead lab sessions and helped the Professor win a teaching award.
I am an honor student with a deep and rich understanding of statistical research methods, and am anxious to join an intelligent and progressive professional team within a collaborative environment.
Furthermore, I have proven the ability to manage projects, create compelling research papers and contribute as a key member of a team.
If your firm is looking for a dependable, results oriented professional with a solid performance track, I would be interested in speaking with you do discuss the value of my strengths and experiences. I can be reached in confidence tat the above telephone number and look forward to hearing for you.
Your time and consideration is most appreciated.
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