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Organization: UCSF Department of Surgery
Position: Statistician Assistant
Compensation: $19.25
If compensated, is there possibility of work-study? No
Address: Flexible
Information about position:
Job Opening
• Classification (job title): Statistician Assistant
• Department: UCSF Department of Surgery
• Work Days & Hours: Part-Time/Flexible/20 hours per week

Job Description:
The Statistician Assistant will support the research studies of the UCSF
Liver Center Biostatistics Core investigating liver disease and liver
transplantation. The incumbent will support the Statistician in preparing
data for statistical analysis and grant applications, conducting basic
statistical analyses with the guidance of the Statistician and preparing
tables and figures to present study findings. Data preparation will include
tasks such as importing raw data files into the applicable statistical
software, cleaning data and preparing variables for analysis. Basic
statistical analyses will encompass generating descriptive statistics and
comparing study subgroups with the potential to expand into more complex
analyses. This position requires great attention to detail and the ability to
work independently to complete study tasks.

Required Qualifications:
• BA/BS degree in statistics, epidemiology, public health or related field
of knowledge, or an equivalent combination of education and experience with
the basic statistical techniques and software.
• Demonstrated knowledge of statistical software including Excel, SAS and
• Proficient in PowerPoint and other graphics software to develop
publication quality figures.
• Understanding of Institutional Review Board policies for ensuring
confidentiality of all study participants.
• Ability to work independently to meet required deadlines.
• Ability to follow through and complete verbal and written protocols and
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
• Reliable with great attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of statistical software including R.
• Ability to conduct survival analyses.
• Ability to analyze data using regression techniques including logistic
and Cox proportional hazards regression.

How to apply: E-mail resumes to Kalpana Harish at:

Date Posted: September 9, 2015

Organization: Renegade Girls
Position: Tinkering Teacher, After School
Compensation: $30/class
If compensated, is there possibility of work-study? Yes
Address: various schools in SF
Information about position:
Seeking after school teacher for a girls' tinkering program. You will teach
alongside a founder and other teachers, and we will train you. Classes are
1.25 hrs weekly at school sites in San Francisco, and we pay for 1.5 hrs to
give you some prep time. We currently have classes scheduled for Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays at three awesome schools.

The Renegade Girls Tinkering Club offers fun and community for girls to
explore the world of tinkering and making. Girls get hands-on with their
peers to see how things work. Tinkering, a process involving hands-on
discovery, and trial and error toward a goal, helps girls develop grit and
gives a solid foundation for STEM skills. Founded by mothers in STEM careers
working to change the vast gender imbalance in their fields, the Renegade
Girls Tinkering Club inspires girls to keep their love of scientific

We are looking for high energy graduate students, who love working with kids.
Bonus if you have experience with any of the following: tinkering,
engineering, sewing or childcare of elementary aged children. We especially
love teachers who can be role models for our girls.
How to apply: E-mail

Date Posted: August 21, 2015