For the past seven years, Penelope Pooler has worked as a quantitative ecologist for the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) program in the National Park Service. A position like this was the reason she went into statistics, and here she describes what her job entails.
Jerome Cornfield, a former president of the American Statistical Association, was the director of the biostatistics center and a professor of statistics in the department of statistics at The George Washington University. He is also known as one of the world’s leading statisticians.
In an effort to help ASA members interested in finding and funding post-doctoral positions, the American Statistical Association is running a short series about recipients of federal post-doctoral fellowships, program officers, and potential host scientists. For our inaugural piece, we feature Q&As with four members who have received National Science Foundation (NSF) or National Institutes of Health (NIH) post-doctoral fellowships and program officers from NSF and NIH.
One way to ease the transition from graduate school to a new career is to take a post-doctoral position. Interviewed here by Jamie Nunnelly is George Luta, a post-doctoral fellow who benefited from such a program.
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