Xing Chang 123 Centre Avenue Apartment 2C, Pittsburgh PA 15213 Phone: 412-125-2536 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OBJECTIVE Obtain a biostatistician position where a business-savvy statistician can maximize analytical skills, bring
innovative ideas, and enhance leadership skills
PhD Candidate of Biostatistics, December 2009
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Merit-based Graduate Student Researcher Scholarship (2004-2008)
B.S. Statistics, May 2005
Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Distinguished Major Scholarship for three consecutive years (2001-2003)
Summer Internship, Department of Biostatistics, ITGR Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA
April 2008 – August 2009
Studied competing risks theory and wrote SAS/R programs to incorporate Gray’s test methodology to fit
covariates into competing risks models as well as to allow for formal comparisons of cumulative incidence
functions in addition to standard hazard rate comparisons.
Wrote up research results and documented them for re-use.
Presented research results to Biostatistics departmental seminars.
Statistician, Biostatistical Center National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), Pittsburgh, PA
Conduct meta-analysis for over 15 clinical trials in breast cancer to assess the impact of estrogen-receptor status
on breast cancer chemotherapy effectiveness.
Estimate log hazard ratio and its variance in each trial via log-rank test and Cox proportional hazard model, and
then obtain the pooled log hazard ratio via weighted average.
Produce forest plot to show meta-analysis results.
Statistician, CRISMA Laboratory Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
June 2004–April 2007
Developed statistical analysis/programming plans, conducted the analyses using SAS, and wrote reports for three
nation-wide clinical trials. Applied methods for categorical data analysis, used ANOVA, ANCOVA and generalized
linear model for repeated measures data, conducted survival analysis, and implemented parametric and non-
parametric methods to compare demographic data and clinical measures.
Presented analysis results to study groups and interacted with medical doctors. Managed clinical trial data
using MS Access and Excel.
Reported analysis results to study groups and interacted with medical doctors. Managed clinical trial data using
MS Access and Excel.
Account Executive, Hewlett-Packard Account Team Publicis Groupe, Beijing, China
September 2003 – June 2004
Key team member of HP’s largest-ever consumer advertising campaign “YOU+HP” in China.
Developed advertising campaign plan for the launch of HP’s first digital camera in China.
Designed and developed database for HP’s media-buying strategy.
Young Lion Award for the best trainee in the new hire training.
Part-time Research Assistant, Virtual Geographic Environment Laboratory Institute of Remote Sensing
Applications Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
May 2003 – September 2003
Performed spatial data analysis for virtual Yellow River simulation research using SAS and ArcGIS.
Built logistic model for SARS epidemic development in China.
Programming SAS/SAS Macro, S-PLUS, R Apps & Tools SPSS, Stata, NCSS-PASS, Minitab, MS Excel, ArcGIS
Database MS Access, MS SQL Server