[R-jobs] Intern at Barron's ! -- use statistics for investigative financial journalism

Alpert, William W||||@m@A|pert @end|ng |rom b@rron@@com
Fri Oct 25 15:51:43 CEST 2013

We're seeking interns for the summer of 2014 here at Barron's the Dow Jones newsweekly that's searched out good investments and financial frauds since 1921, when our founder exposed Charles Ponzi. We're at the center of the financial world in New York and can pay a bit of a stipend to cover the city's high living costs.  Here's the blurb:

Do some good. Intern at Barron's, the New York financial publication with a decades-long tradition of investigative journalism and a more recent commitment to data analytic exposure of fraud in finance, business and healthcare. Bring us your zeal and your data munging skills and we'll teach you how to be a writer, stock analyst and gumshoe investigator. We assemble unique data sets to scrutinize activities like Jim Cramer's CNBC stock picking, for-profit colleges, Medicare rip-offs and the hyping of US-listed China stocks. Our stories achieve instant reform of bad situations. Please help us make Wall Street safe for the little guy.

We will hire one programmer-journalist intern to work from June through August of 2014. Desirable skills would include programming fluency in R (for data analysis and visualization), a scripting language (like Perl or Python) and SQL. If you can write, you will also get stories published under your byline.

As part of the Dow Jones News Fund, the program provides free pre-internship training seminars, 10 weeks' salary, $1,000 scholarships for interns returning to school, and a travel allowance. The salary is not princely, so it helps if you have a place to stay in the New York area.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2014 (that's a very soft deadline)

Apply online at https://www.newsfund.org

...Click Programs...then Internship Applications...make sure to complete the business reporting form.

Also, send a resume, writing or code samples to me - Bill Alpert - at william.alpert using barrons.com and call me with any questions at 212.416.2742.

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   1. PhD Studentship: Geographically Weighted Geodemographics
      [University of Liverpool] (Alex Singleton)


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Subject: [R-jobs] PhD Studentship: Geographically Weighted
	Geodemographics [University of Liverpool]
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Supervisors: Dr Alex Singleton; Professor Chris Brunsdon Industrial Partner: Office for National Statistics

Applicants are invited for a PhD studentship at the University of Liverpool within the ESRC North West DTC. The studentship will be supervised by Dr Alex Singleton and Professor Chris Brunsdon in the Department of Geography and Planning; and is being conducted in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics.

This three year advanced quantitative methods award will provide an enhanced stipend of ?16,726 (tax free) alongside payment of tuition fees. You will also have the opportunity to apply for additional funding related to training and fieldwork expenses. This studentship is open to candidates from outside of the UK / EU.

The project aims to redefine those methods through which geodemographic classifications are created, feeding these developments into ONS best practice for creating future open national indicators, such as the census Output Area Classification. The project will develop an extension to traditional geodemographics that more appropriately accounts for spatial context and the relationship between small area geography. This will involve the development of new methods integrating spatial statistics, data mining and computer modelling.

The candidate will require a background in Geography, Planning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or other quantitative discipline; an undergraduate degree at 2.1 or 1, and ideally a Masters degree in a domain relevant area. We would be especially interested in candidates with some coding experience, either in traditional languages (java, python etc) or statistical programming such as R.

If you are interested and would like some more information, we have a more detailed specification of the project available here:

Also, please feel free to get in touch with Alex Singleton (alex.singleton using liverpool.ac.uk).
Candidates interested in this studentship should send a letter detailing their suitability and interest in the project, along with a CV, to Alex Singleton by 27th September 2013.

Dr Alex Singleton
Lecturer in Geographic Information Science Department of Geography and Planning University of Liverpool Email:alex.singleton using liverpool.ac.uk
Tel: 0151 7943108
Website: http://www.alex-singleton.com
Twitter: alexsingleton
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