Data Scientist

Resume posted by jleslie17 in Scientific.

Desired position type: Any
Location: Croydon England, United Kingdom

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I am an experienced researcher in biomedical science in the midst of a career change from experimental research to data science. I have extensive experience using R.


PhD, Anatomy and Developmental Biology (2007)
Cancer Research UK London Research Institute/University of London, London, UK
PhD supervisor: Dr Julian Lewis

Bachelor of Science, Biology (1994)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA


2012 – 2015         University College London, London, UK

                             Postdoctoral Research Associate


2008 – 2012         King’s College London, London, UK

                             Postdoctoral Research Associate


2003 – 2008         Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, London, UK

                             PhD Student and Postdoctoral Fellow


2000 – 2003         Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

                             Technical Assistant


1995 – 2000         University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

                             Senior Research Specialist


1993 – 1995         Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

                             Laboratory Technician


  • Well-versed in the use of R and a large number data analysis packages
  • Recent focus on machine learning, statistical analysis and regression modelling
  • Have used R packages such as shiny, rCharts, ggvis and GoogleVis to develop interactive apps and data visualisations
  • Use of R and Bioconductor for the analysis of DNA microarray data
  • Extensive experience using Excel for data analysis
  • Experience in applying statistical analyses to experimental data
  • Working knowledge of Python programming
  • Extensive experience writing for a wide range of audiences (research papers, review articles, meeting reports, grant applications and a PhD dissertation)
  • Regularly give oral presentations about experimental findings
  • Work as an ice hockey coach, requiring effective communication and an ability to manage people and resolve conflicts
  • Was involved with an outreach programme at Cancer Research UK aimed at engaging donors and shop volunteers and explaining the research aims and methodologies of the charity
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Well-versed in the use of the Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Basic understanding of Tableau

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