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Location:
Fargo, North Dakota, 58102, United States
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75K
Posted:
June 14, 2010
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JAWAHAR L. JYOTI
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STATISTICIAN / SAS ANALYST / SAS PROGRAMMER
Resourceful Statistician with comprehensive background of both basic applied courses in statistics with strong ability to apply knowledge and experience to various disciplines of sciences, coupled with over 10 years’ career experience as Statistical Data Analyst or SAS Programmer using statistical software such as SAS (BASE, STAT, GRAPH) modules for data analysis in Windows operating environment; in summarizing data in the table and graphic forms and interpreting their results; in presenting the findings at professional meetings; and in preparing the manuscripts for publications in refereed or nonrefereed journals.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
 CORE KNOWLEDGE:
• Core knowledge & Applications of Base SAS Procedures, SAS/STAT 1 $ 2, SAS/GRAPH 1 & 2 User’s Guides, SAS Programming I & II, Applied Statistics & the SAS Programming Language, SAS for Linear & Mixed Models, SAS for Linear or nonlinear regression, Logistic regression, Survival Analysis, and for Univariate & Multivariate analysis Statistics, SAS for Clinical Trials, SAS for Regression, and SAS Introductory Guide. Proficient user of MS Excel for data management and graphics, MS PowerPoint for slide preparation & presentation, MS Word for manuscript preparation and Outlook for email correspondence, coupled with knowledge and applications of Internet Explorer as search Engines for scientific information.
• Thorough understanding of Tests of Hypotheses, Homogeneity of Variances, Underlying Assumptions, Decision Rules, P-values and Test Statistics for One-, Two- & Paired Sample t-Tests, One-, Two-, and Three-way ANOVA of main factors or factorial experiments in Completely Randomized Design, Randomized Complete Block designs, Latin Squares Design, Split-Plot Design, Split-Block design, Nested (Hierarchal) Design, Crossover Design, Repeated Measure Analysis,, Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test, Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test, Kruskal-Wallis Test, Binomial Test, Chi-Square Test, Fisher’s Exact test, McNamar’s Test, Cochran-Mantel-Haenzel Test, Log-Rank Test, Cox Proportional Hazards Model.
• Theoretical & Practical knowledge of Experimental Designs, Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, biometry, linear & Mixed models, linear & nonlinear regression models, Analysis of messy data, categorical data analysis, logistic regression analysis, survival analysis, and multivariate analysis.

 CRITICAL EXPERIENCE:
• Over 10 years’ practical experience in statistical programming using statistical software such as SAS/BASE Procedures Guide for Data Step Processing & Proc Step Programming, SAS/STAT for analyzing data & customizing reports, and SAS/GRAPH for creating and customized graphics using Windows Operating system.
• More than 15 years’ career experience in program planning & management, project implementation & coordination, staff training & management, personnel relation & supervision, controlling & organizing, and prioritizing to meet specific objectives of the projects and overall goals of the organizations.
• Over 25 years’ career experience in planning & developing experimental protocols, testing hypothesis, designing and executing experiments in various experimental designs, developing linear & nonlinear predictive models, analyzing & summarizing the results, interpreting & presenting the findings, preparing & publishing papers, and reviewing & editing manuscripts in referred-& non-refereed journals.

 SAS TECHNICAL SKILLS:
• SAS Statements Used in Data Step: Create SAS Data Sets from Raw Data (OPTIONS, DATA, INPUT, LIST, COLUMN & INFORMATTED INPUTS, POINTER DIRECTIONS, CARDS, & INFILE); Working with SAS Data Sets (SET, MERGE, & UPDATE); Program Statements: Action (ASSIGNMENT, SUM, SUBSETTING IF, DELETE, OUTPUT, LIST, ERROR, STOP, ABORT, & RETAIN); Information Statements (BY, FORMAT, INFORMAT, DROP, KEEP, INFILE, RENAME, AND LABEL); Control Statements (IF-THEN/ELSE, LABELS, RETURN, GO TO, LINK-RETURN AND DO & RETURN); Reading Data From External Files (MS Excel & Access);. Creating Permanent SAS Data Sets (Formats & Labels); Working with Numeric & Character Functions; Displaying & Summarizing Data; Creating Customized Reports. Creating Tabular Forms; Output Delivery System; Generating High-Quality Graphics; Using Advanced Input, Formats & Informats Techniques; Restructuring SAS Data Sets; and Working with Multiples Observations per Subject.
• SAS Statements Used Anywhere: Help & Information Control (HELP, OPTIONS, and RUN & TITLE); Listing/PrintOut Control (COMMENTS, CLEAR, PAGE, PUT & SKIP); Source Language Processing (ENDSAS).
• SAS Statements Used in Proc Step: Variable Attributes (Drop, Keep, Format, Label…); Procedure Information (BY, CLASS, FREQ, ID, MODEL,OUTPUT,VAR, WEIGHT); SAS Basics Procedures (PROCs CALENDER, CHART, FORMS, PLOT & PRINT); Descriptive Procedures (PROCs CORR, FREQ, MEANS, SUMMARY, TABULATE, UNIVARIATE); UTILITY Procedures (PROCs TRANSPOSE, IMPORT, EXPORT, TABULATE, APPEND, BROWSE, CONTENTS, CONVERT, COPY, DATASETS, DELETE, EDITOR, FORMAT, OPTIONS, SORT & TRANSPOSE); Statistical Procedures: Analysis of Variance (PROCs ANOVA, GLM, MIXED, ANCOVA, NESTED, TTESTS, VARCOM, PLAN, & NPA!WAY); Regression & Correlation Analysis (PROCs REG, RSQUARE, RSREG, NLIN, STEPWISE & CORR); Categorical Data Analysis (PROCc CATMOD, PROBIT, LOGISTC, & GENMOD); Multivariate Data Analysis (PROCs FACTOR, CORRESP & PRINQUAL) and HOMOGENEWITY of Variances, MEANS & LSMEANS Statement Options to develop specific Models to obtain TEST STATISTIC, P-values and Decision Rules.

 COMMUNICATION & INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
• Communication Skills: Excellent verbal skills, have presented scientific papers to a wide variety of audience; excellent written skills, having authored and coauthored over 25 referred- and 90 non-refereed scientific papers in national and international journals and proceedings;
• Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, have worked with professional colleagues and staff in a team-oriented, deadline driven environment. Possess strong ability to express complex analytical and technical information to senior management or to audiences, and .possess strong ability to apply knowledge, experience and technical skills to various disciplines of science such as biological or agricultural sciences.

WORK EXPERIENCE

 TEMPORARY JOB PREFERENCE PERSONNEL, FARGO, ND OCT 2009 - PRESENT
• Help provide Quality Assurance support for Aldevron’s regulatory studies for sales order and product shipping, chemical and biotechnology products.
• Monitor product characterization, or safety studies (e.g. study data/report review, perform in-phase and facility inspections, assess contract research facilities, consult with technical staff) for compliance as required by the Good Laboratory Practices regulations (GLP), Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs)
• Helped the Quality Assurance specialist inform Regulatory Management of the compliance status of regulatory studies/activities/facilities.
• Fostered interactions between functional groups for overall compliance improvement maintain good working relationships with other departments and assist personnel in the understanding and implementation of quality initiatives, standards and applicable regulations.
• Labeled flasks for inoculation, screw-top Falcon tubes for harvest and for elution, Maxi tips for processing, and uncap Flip tubes and stored caps and tubes in Ziploc bags to help produce and purify plasmid DNA.

 INSTRUCTOR OF SAS & STATISTICS ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY, NORMAL, AL JAN 2009 - AUG 2009
• Ttaught courses in statistics such as design & analysis of experimental methods, linear regression models, and SAS (BASE, STAT & Graph) modules for statistical data analysis using various examples of biological, physical, demographical, medical, social, and psychological sciences.
• Helped graduate students analyze data and interpret the results of findings. Updated the SAS statistical software in the computer system, assisted Dr. Young Wang and Dr. G. C. Sharma’s projects, participated and attended staff and faculty and projects meetings.

 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, ARC-HAYS, KS JUN 2003 - JUL 2008
• Utilized SAS Base and SAS/STAT using SAS DATA steps and various SAS PROC Steps to perform Chi-square analysis, for measurements of binary associations; and PROCs MEANS and UNIVARIATE for descriptive statistics and normality test; PROC T-TEST for independent and dependent-samples tests; PROC ANOVA for balanced designs; PROC GLM for unbalanced designs, PROC MIXED for random factors; and a PROC ANCOVA for covariate factors
• Performed PROC REG and CORR for developments of simple and multiple regression and correlations models between insect traits of Russian wheat aphids and plant traits of wheat, and insect traits of girdling stem borer and yield traits of sunflower
• Executed PROC FACTOR models for analysis of principle components; ROC LOGLINEAR models, such as CATMOD or GENMOD for count or binomial data with Poisson or bionomical random components, LOGISTIC or PROBIT regression models for analysis of binary data with binomial random components; and Performing c2, G2 and Matched Paired tests and PROC NPAR1WAY for nonparametric tests.
• Justified the underlying assumptions of T-tests, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, regression analysis, and correlations analysis while performing specific MODELS as stated above. Summarized the results of multiple findings, prepared Tables in Word, and Figures in Excel, prepared slide in PowerPoint for presentations at professional meetings, and prepared the manuscripts in MS Word for publications in scientific journals.

 POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE CORNELL UNIVERSITY, IHACA, NY JAN 2001 - JUN 2003
• Utilized SAS/STAT to import and convert data files from Excel into SAS, and created SAS DATA sets in local SAS directory to create SAS DATA Steps with various SPECIFICATIONS: INFILE DATA set, DATA INPUT variables, DATA transformations and manipulations, and CARDS statements for statistical analysis.
• Performed PROCs PRINT and SORT with various SPECIFICATIONS, and STATEMENTS OPTIONS for utility purposes; PROC FREQ with various SPECIFICATIONS for measurements of binary associations; and PROCs MEANS and UNIVARIATE with various SPECIFICATIONSS and STATEMENTS OPTIONS and STATISTICS KEYWORDS for descriptive statistics and normality test.
• Executed two independent-samples t-tests and paired-samples t-tests using PROC T-TEST with various SPECIFICATIONS; analysis of variance using PROC ANOVA with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENTS OPTIONS for balanced designs; PROC GLM with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS for unbalanced designs; PROC MIXED with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS; and analysis of covariance using PROC ANCOVA with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS for covariate factors.
• Performed regression analysis to develop simple and multiple regression models using PROC REG with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS between traits of Russian wheat aphids and traits of wheat, and correlation analysis to construct simple and multiple correlations using PROC CORR with various SPECIFICATIONS and statements for simple and multiple among traits of potato tuber moth.
• Executed PROC FACTOR models for analysis of principle components; performed LOGLINEAR models, such as CATMOD or GENMOD for count or binomial data with Poisson or bionomical random components, LOGISTIC or PROBIT regression models for analysis of binary data with binomial random components; and Performing c2, G2 and Matched Paired tests and PROC NPAR1WAY for nonparametric tests.
• Justified the underlying assumptions of T-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), regression analysis (REG), and correlations (CORR) analysis while performing specific MODELS as stated above. Summarized the results of multiple findings, prepared Tables in MS Word, and Figures in Excel, prepared slide in PowerPoint for presentations at professional meetings, and prepared the manuscripts in MS Word for publications in scientific journals.

 POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE CORNELL UNIVERSITY, NYAES, GENEVA, NY JAN 2001 - JUN 2003
• Utilized SAS/STAT to extract data files from Excel into the SAS system for Windows to create SAS DATA Steps with various SPECIFICATIONS, such as INFILE DATA set, created DATA INPUT variables, performed DATA transformations and manipulations, and created CARDS for data lines.
• Performed PROCs PRINT and SORT with various SPECIFICATIONS, and STATEMENTS OPTIONS for utility purposes; PROC FREQ with various SPECIFICATIONS for measurements of binary associations; and PROCs MEANS and UNIVARIATE with various SPECIFICATIONSS and STATEMENTS OPTIONS and STATISTICS KEYWORDS for descriptive statistics and normality test.
• Executed independent-samples t-tests and paired-samples t-tests using PROCs T-TEST with various SPECIFICATIONS; analysis of variance using PROC ANOVA with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENTS OPTIONS for balanced designs for fixed factors; PROC GLM with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS for unbalanced designs; PROC MIXED with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS for random factors; and analysis of covariance using PROC ANCOVA with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS for covariate factors.
• Performed regression analysis to develop simple and multiple regression models using PROC REG with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS between traits of Russian wheat aphids and traits of wheat, and correlation analysis to construct simple and multiple correlations using PROC CORR with various SPECIFICATIONS and statements for simple and multiple among traits of cabbage maggot.
• Executed PROC FACTOR models for analysis of principle components; performed LOGLINEAR models, such as CATMOD or GENMOD for count or binomial data with Poisson or bionomical random components, LOGISTIC or PROBIT regression models for analysis of binary data with binomial random components; and Performing c2, G2 and Matched Paired tests and PROC NPAR1WAY for nonparametric tests.
• Justified the underlying assumptions of T-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), regression analysis, and correlations analysis using specific MODELS as stated above.
• Summarized the results of multiple findings, prepared Tables in MS Word, and Figures in Excel, prepared slide in PowerPoint for presentations at professional meetings, and prepared the manuscripts in MS Word for publications in scientific journals.

 POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, FARGO, ND JUL 1998 - MAR 1999
• Utilized SAS/STAT to import and convert data files from Excel into SAS, and created SAS DATA sets in local SAS directory to create SAS DATA Steps with various SPECIFICATIONS: INFILE DATA set, DATA INPUT variables, DATA transformations and manipulations, and CARDS statements for statistical analysis.
• Performed PROCs PRINT and SORT with various SPECIFICATIONS, and STATEMENTS OPTIONS for utility purposes; PROC FREQ with various SPECIFICATIONS for measurements of binary associations; and PROCs MEANS and UNIVARIATE with various SPECIFICATIONSS and STATEMENTS OPTIONS and STATISTICS KEYWORDS for descriptive statistics and normality test.
• Executed independent-samples t-tests and paired-samples t-tests using PROC T-TEST with various SPECIFICATIONS; analysis of variance using PROC ANOVA with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENTS OPTIONS for balanced designs for fixed factors; PROC GLM with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS for unbalanced designs; PROC MIXED with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS for random factors; and analysis of covariance using PROC ANCOVA with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS for covariate factors.
• Performed regression analysis to develop simple and multiple regression models using PROC REG with various SPECIFICATIONS and STATEMENT OPTIONS between traits of Russian wheat aphids and traits of wheat, and correlation analysis to construct simple and multiple correlations using PROC CORR with various SPECIFICATIONS and statements for simple and multiple among traits of honeybees.
• Executed PROC FACTOR models for analysis of principle components; performed LOGLINEAR models, such as CATMOD or GENMOD for count or binomial data with Poisson or bionomical random components, LOGISTIC or PROBIT regression models for analysis of binary data with binomial random components; and Performing c2, G2 and Matched Paired tests and PROC NPAR1WAY for nonparametric tests.
• Justified the underlying assumptions of T-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), regression analysis, and correlations analysis while performing specific MODELS as stated above.
• Summarized the results of multiple findings, prepared Tables in MS Word, and Figures in Excel, prepared slide in PowerPoint for presentations at professional meetings, and prepared the manuscripts in MS Word for publications in scientific journals. Supervised part-time employees, coordinated research project for graduate students, and helped them analyze and interpret data.

 ENTOMOLOGIST HMG OF NEPAL OCT 1973 - JAN 1992
• Executed experiments, collected, compiled, analyzed data for analysis of various, for regression and correlation analysis using scientific calculator, prepared summary of results of the findings, and interpreted the results; presented the findings at Maize Workshops, prepared manuscripts for publications in Maize Proceedings.
• Served as a resource person to provide research-based information to extension specialists; assisted supervisor in administration, and for overall planning research program. Planned and organized maize workshop to share research information with researcher and extension specialists and growers. Edited manuscripts and compiled them to prepare maize proceedings for publication.

REFEREED & NONREFEREED PUBLICATIONS IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

REFERRED JOURNALS:  J. of Econ. Entomol.  Kansas Entomol. Soc.  Environ. Entomol.  J. Institute of Agri. & Anim. Sci.  J. Pest Manag. Sci.  European J. Entomol. Sci.  J. Crop Sci.  J. Entomol. Soc.  Nepalese J. Agri. Sci.  J. Insect Sci.  Nepalese J. Entomol. Soc.

NON-REFERRED JOURNALS:  Proc. National Sunflower Association, ND  Proc. Great Plains Sunflower Workshop, ND  Proc. Summer & Winter Workshop, Nepal  Proc. National Rice Improvement, Nepal  Proc. of National Maize Development Program, Nepal  Proc. of National Cotton Development Program, Nepal
PROFESSIONAL & REVIEWRER PRESENTATIONS

PRSENTATION:  ESA Annual Meetings, CA, TN, and NV  North Central Branch, SD, OH  The Great Plains Sunflower Workshop, ND  South Central Branch, AR  ESA Annual Meeting Canada  Summer and Winter Workshop Nepal

REVIEWER:  J. Econ. Entomol  Environ. Entomol  Nepalese J. Agric.Sci  J. Insect Sci  J. Institute of Agri. & Anim. Sci  J. Pest Manag. Sci.

MEMBERSHIP & SERVICE IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Georgia Entomological Society 2003-Present
New York Academy of Sciences 1996-Present
Entomological Society of America 1995-Present
Sigma Xi the Scientific Society 1995-Presen
AWARDS / HONORS / SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS

Beatty Munro Scholar Award North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 1997-1998
Graduate Student President North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 1996-1997
FAO/UNDP Visiting Scientist United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Pakistan 1988-1988
FAO/UNDP Fellowship Alabama A & M University, Normal, AL 1981-1983
USAID/Nepal Scholarship University of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India 1968-1973

EDUCATION

Ph. D. in Entomology & Statistics North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND Aug1994-May1998
M.S. in Entomology University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR Jan1992-Dec1994
M. S. n Biology Alabama A & M University, Normal, AL May1981-Dec1982
B. S. in Agriculture University of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India Jul1968-Aug1973