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Month: August 2015

SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: State Street Corporation

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Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community. This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up. If you are interested in posting an opportunity, please complete the following form found here.

Where:State Street Corporation,  Global Operations and Training/Employee Programs, North Quincy, MA

About: Our clients are looking to the future. We’re helping them get there. We are the engine that powers the world’s investments. We hold and manage money for millions of people: our clients and their clients. We’re responsible for 11 percent* of the world’s assets. Our clients face big challenges. Risk. Regulation. Complexity. It’s those challenges that inspire our solutions. Systems to improve efficiency. Tools that turn data into insight. Research that shapes strategies. Large enough to serve more than 100 markets, we’re local enough to deliver on the ground. This means we’re closer to the world’s investments; closer to the communities where we operate; and closer to the clients we serve.

Position: Instructional Designer

• Participates in all phases of course design and development including conducting training needs analysis, development of instructional materials and deployment.
• Works with training manager to determine needs of the course and appropriate method of delivery.
• Works with subject matter experts to design and develop training courses that support State Street Global Operations; may require analysis and data gathering with SMEs.
• Creates course evaluations to measure effectiveness and modifies course as needed.
• Able to utilize multimedia technology and e-learning authoring tools.
• May provide support and mentoring to less experienced designers on the team.

Requirements:

Education:
Bachelor’s degree required. Master in Education – Instructional Design preferred.

Experience:
3 to 5 years instructional design and/or technical writing experience. Experience supporting business operations.

Skill Requirements:
• Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrates solid project management skills.
• Knowledge of instructional design methodologies and adult learning theory.
• Knowledge of the latest trends in emerging adult distance learning.
• Strong eLearning design and development background; virtual classroom (webinar/webcast) design and development experience strongly preferred.
• Detail and deadline oriented; able to complete tasks in accordance with a defined schedule.
• Must be able to work collaboratively, as well as independently.
• Must be able to work on multiple projects and move rapidly from one project to another.

Software:
• Proficiency in MS Office suite
Camtasia
Articulate Studio ‘09
Articulate Storyline

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Alex Chasson-Colebourn at Alexandria.Colebourn@statestreet.com, and copy Laura Bolsover at lkbolsover@statestreet.com.

The hiring team is looking to move fast on this position!

Make sure to reference seeing this position through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post.

 

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Are you fall ready?

As the weather cools down and the days get shorter, there’s no denying it,  fall term is right around the corner. Are you ready to put away your beach chair and get your nose back into your textbooks? Here are a few tips to start a smooth transition back into classes and to make this your most successful term yet!

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Staying organized is an important component of success in academics. Start by reviewing your course syllabi early. Instead of waiting until the first week of classes to familiarize yourself with your schedule, get a jump on things by reading through course syllabi before classes begin. Enter dates of exams and assignments for all your classes into a calendar so you can visually see which weeks will have heavier workloads. This will come in handy when you need to figure out planning your studies in advance and will keep you overall more organized.

  1. Master time management skills

Time management canresource-scheduling make or break your academic journey. Learning to master this valuable skill is essential. Begin by making to do lists each day and setting realistic goals of what should get accomplished. Plan your studies in advance and do not wait until the last minute to cram for studying for an exam or completing a project. Chipping away at studies day by day when planned in advance will be much more beneficial than overloading your brain the night before a due date. Breaks and leisure time should also be included in your schedule! When studying for long hours be sure to give yourself a short break or reward for completing a goal in order to prevent burnout.

 

3. Ditch Distractions

With all the technology that surrounds us, there are plenty of opportunities for distraction and procrastination. Make sure to get out of the habit of utilizing these distractions during study time. Turn ID-10041416off your phone and put it away and delete social media from your taskbar. Without the constant interruption of a buzz from a text or a notification from Facebook, completing tasks and staying focused will become much easier and you will find yourself being much more efficient. Sometimes this can be easier said than done so if you’re still itching to check your phone, use that as a reward for completing a task or schedule it into your allotted break time.

Overall, it is important to try to stay ahead rather than fall behind. Hopefully these tips can be helpful for the upcoming semester! Enjoy your studies! And of course, do not forget to register for your Brandeis GPS course, registration is open now!

 

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SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: Perkins School for the Blind

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Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community. This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up. If you are interested in posting an opportunity, please complete the following form found here.

Where: Perkins School for the Blind Watertown, MA

About: Perkins International is a worldwide leader in serving children in developing countries who are visually impaired. Perkins School for the Blind serves approximately 200 students on campus, and operates as the headquarters for the Community Services programs including itinerant services, independence courses for public school students, evaluations and assessments for communities, and training for professionals.

Position: Consulting Instructional Designer

Perkins International is transforming its service delivery model. The goal is to develop more scalable instructional programs and materials — off line and online — to enable Perkins International to train more teachers around the world.

The Instructional Designer will provide consulting assistance and hands-on support to the Perkins International team as it creates new curriculum materials that leverage the latest digital instruction technologies: online delivery, video, digital formatting and storage, etc. The goal is to develop a digital library of course materials and teaching plans that leverage the decades of experience of the Perkins International professional staff, allow the organization to scale its educational operations.

Requirements:

  • Understanding of effective curriculum design – appropriate for professional development of teachers.
  • Understanding of digital media and online education platforms.
  • Highly organized with a track record of delivering finished materials on time.
  • An ability to work independently in an unstructured environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build trusted relationships with our team.
  • Excelling writing and communication skills.

 

Anyone interested in applying to this position may contact Dave Power at 617-694-2472 or dave.power@perkins.org.

Make sure to reference seeing this position through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post.

 

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SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: BERG, LLC

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SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS

Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community. This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up. If you are interested in posting an opportunity, please complete the following form found here.

Where: BERG Health, LLC Framingham, MA

About: Berg focuses our research on understanding how alterations in metabolism relate to disease onset. The company has a deep pipeline of early-stage technologies in CNS diseases and metabolic diseases that complement its late-stage clinical trial activity in cancer and prevention of chemotoxicity.  Armed with use of the Interrogative Biology™ discovery platform that translates biological output into viable therapeutics and a robust biomarker library, Berg is poised to realize its pursuit of a healthier tomorrow

Position: Data Scientist–Healthcare Analytics

The Healthcare Analytics team is seeking a highly motivated, meticulous and detail-oriented individual for a rapidly growing multi-disciplinary team. The candidate will be instrumental in analyzing and making inferences from healthcare big data and must be goal oriented and should have strong background in statistics, epidemiology and possess some programming skills. The candidate should also be a quick learner, extremely flexible and able to adapt to needs of the project.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform meticulous and well thought-out data analysis for hypothesis testing on healthcare big data.
  • Development and execution of data analysis protocols to support company’s discovery pipeline.
  • Detailed documentation of data analysis methods and findings.
  • Presentation of scientific results internally and externally.

Requirements:

  • Requires a Ph.D. or Masters with 5+ years of relevant experience in Statistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Data Science or related field.
  • Strong skills in statistics and study design.
  • Experience working with healthcare claims, pharmacy and EMR data is a highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in R, MySQL and Perl is preferred.
  • Proven ability to find creative, practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with superior and proven track record of technical and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work in team-oriented environment and demonstrate attention to detail and record keeping.

 

Anyone interested in applying to this position may send their resume, cover letter and three references to hr-68931@berghealth.com.

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