Statistician/Data Scientist

Resume posted by brandondbutcher in Scientific.

Desired position type: Any
Location: Iowa City Iowa, United States

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Current Ph.D. student in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa. Nearly 4 years of experience applying a wide range statistical methods to real-world data. Well versed in managing large, “messy” datasets. Advocate for the application of reproducible research techniques and programming best practices (e.g., version control and unit tests). Proponent of the hadleyverse stack of R tools: tidyr, dplyr, ggplot2, etc.


2014 – present: M.S. (expected Dec. 2016), Ph.D. (expected May 2019), Biostatistics, University of Iowa

2012: B.S., Statistics, Iowa State University

2010: B.S., Psychology, Iowa State University


2016 – present: Graduate Research Assistant, Injury Prevention Research Center, University of Iowa

  • Provide data management and statistical support for observational and intervention studies aimed at preventing, controlling, and optimizing recovery from injuries and violence, especially in rural communities.

2015 – 2016: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa

  • Analyzed TCGA ovarian cancer data using high-dimensional statistical techniques to assess the predictive performance of genetic predictors.

2012 – 2015: Data Analyst, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa

  • Performed data management and conducted statistical analyses for studies investigating the side effects of psychiatric medications in children and adolescents and risk factors associated with bipolar disorder in adult populations.

2012: Grading Assistant, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University

  • Graded weekly homework assignments for an introductory statistics course for business majors.

2010 – 2012: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Center for Industrial Research and Service, USDA/Iowa State University

  • Assisted in maintaining a nation-wide database of companies producing/manufacturing biobased products.


  • R
  • SAS
  • git
  • Reproducible Research


    data analysis, Data munging, Data visualization

Groups & Associations

    American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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