Chief Scientist

first_imgReviewed, a part ofthe USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking adetail-oriented scientist with a strong set of professional ethicsand plenty of experience in numerical and statistical analysis tolead our consumer product test labs, guide our methodology, andchampion our brand.Our mission is to help people buy the best stuff and love whatthey already own. We do this by providing our audience informative,enjoyable, and genuinely useful content.The Reviewed test labs are based in the heart of Cambridge, MA,featuring state-of-the-art facilities for testing large appliances,televisions, laptops, mattresses, kitchen and cooking products, anda host of other product categories.Are you curious about what makes the best toaster? The bestheadphones? The best snow shovel, lipstick, and bed sheet? Theideal candidate will have a deep curiosity about the world and theability to translate numerical data into genuinely usefulinformation for a wide variety of audiences. You’ll be part of arapidly growing team and responsible for providing the scientificcontext for daily content that enriches people’s lives.Because we review thousands of products each year and have acommitment to transparency, we often interface with the brands wereview. You’ll also have a chance to learn from them and share (andoccasionally defend) our lab findings with leading makers ofconsumer products.This position requires experience in research, data collection,numerical analysis, and Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets. We’re alsolooking for someone who is willing to talk about our labs and ourtest processes in writing and on camera. By designing,implementing, and summarizing the results of our test procedures,this candidate will help our editorial staff and our readers todetermine what is true about a product and what is just marketinghype.This is a full-time, salaried role working 40 hours per week,with the potential for flexible work hours. Our ideal candidatewill be an experienced scientist who is excited to create tests fora wide variety of products and who is comfortable translatingcomplex data into salient conclusions for those who do not have ascientific background.Reviewed is one of the most influential sources on the Internetwhen it comes to reviews of products like appliances, consumertechnology, lifestyle products, and more. You’ll learn on the joband become a key contributor to a team of talented, like-mindedproduct nerds.The Chief Scientist role reports to the Editor in Chief and hasone direct report. This person will operate out of our (trulyawesome) labs in Cambridge, MA. Office work takes place in an open floor plan office, withseveral smaller meeting rooms and test labs throughout thebuilding. Regardless of whether you’re onsite or remote, you’ll beexpected to be accessible to the team throughout the day viaface-to-face communication (whether in-person or over video calls),email, phone, and Slack. Responsibilities: Design, implement, and update test procedures for productstested both in Cambridge, MA and by remotefreelancers/staffers.Analyze, synthesize, and present test data to determine theperformance of products in the context of these testprocedures.Support the Editorial team’s objectives and priorities.Uphold the scientific integrity of the lab space, the testprocedures, and the collected data.Execute hands-on product testing.Be a brand ambassador for Reviewed’s mission, includinginterfacing with manufacturers, answering reader questions, andappearing on camera.Research and investigate novel ways of testing products(including understanding and operating related equipment andinstruments).Manage a team, helping them improve their skills and advancetheir careers. Buying stuff is easy. Buying the right thing is hard. That’swhere we can help. Reviewed brings consumers the most trustworthyreviews available, written by our team of experts. We believe thattough, objective reviews are the best way to analyze products. Weprovide readers with insightful, practical, and entertainingstories that help them make informed decisions. About Reviewed: Requirements: Work Environment:center_img How to Apply:  Reviewed is part of the USA TODAY Network, one of the largestnews networks in the country, reaching over 150 million monthlyunique visitors. We are eager to learn more about you and how you fitthis role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume;show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single documentfile that includes the following, in this order: 1.     Your resume – one to twopages.2.     A cover letter that outlines howyou would approach the job.3.     Links to 3-6 online samples ofyour work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that bestreflects what you can do in your desired role. Doctoral degree in a scientific or computational field orrelated field or equivalent combination of education andexperience.Experience analyzing numerical data and clearly and conciselysummarizing that data for those who do not have scientificbackgrounds.Experience in Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets.The ability/desire to discuss scientific topics and data inwritten and visual formats.Willingness to dive into the world of consumer products,including home appliances (e.g. dishwashers, washing machines,refrigerators), major tech products (e.g. TVs, laptops, headphones,etc.), and lifestyle products (mattresses, apparel, beautyproducts) is essential. Experience testing these products is aplus.Experience being on camera and/or writing for a lay audience isa plus.Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment,post-offer background check.  It is important that these items be assembled into asingle document and uploaded in PDF format. 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Song & music video launched for FIM

first_imgStakeholders at FIM teleconference meeting.A theme song and music video was on Wednesday launched as part of activities to commemorate Financial Information Month 2014.The song was launched during a video teleconference by Member States of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).This year’s activities, celebrated under the theme ‘Soar to Succeed’, will take place in October.Member states who participated in the launch were Dominica, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Vincent, Monserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla and Grenada.“Our collective roles and responsibilities in building stronger communities, and a stronger nation, and a stronger region through capacity building is crucial,” general manager of Sagicor Life Inc Dominica Cheryl Rolle said.This role, she added, must never be overlooked or underestimated and reminded participants of the need to always operate in the “interest of our people”.General Manager of Sagicor Dominica Cheryl Rolle.Rolle noted that the theme; ‘Soar to Succeed’ challenges al to “dust off our shoes and chart for ourselves a new direction, to move beyond economic downturns and setbacks and to have a positive mental attitude”.Meanwhile, Donna Banks, finance manager of Anguilla Air and Sea Port Authority, defined success as the favorable materialization of a vision, the favorable target accomplishment and the favorable attainment of a goal. “Success to my mind is not a defined outcome as expressed in a scientific experiment, but must be a personal standard set by an individual who understands the plan and purpose for their life.”Banks made several references to the eagle which soars against challenges to succeed and urged everyone to emulate the eagle.“Like an eagle you must be fearless; we must face problems head on evaluating possible alternative courses of action”.“Like an eagle we must also be tenacious; the challenges of life will be many, there are storms to be faced and success demands that you use these challenges in life as the eagle does to rise to greater heights rather to run for cover in the time of a storm,” Banks advised.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUZht1UD2Dc[/youtube]Dominica Vibes News Share 39 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Song & music video launched for FIM by: – August 13, 2014last_img read more

PSV chief confirms Chelsea midfielder on January shopping list

first_imgPSV sporting director Marcel Brands has confirmed the club want to sign Chelsea outcast Marco van Ginkel.The 24-year-old has not appeared for the Blues’ first team this season, instead playing for the under-23s.The midfielder is now expected to leave in January – either on loan or permanently – and PSV are interested.Van Ginkel was on loan at the Dutch club during the second half of last season and made a big impression, scoring eight goals in 13 league games.Now PSV’s sporting director, Brands, has admitted that he would love to bring the Dutchman back to the club.“We need to check with Chelsea,” Brands told Dutch broadcaster Omroep Brabant.“Of course he’s on our list, but we must also see if there is a spot for him at this time in our team.“That question will be answered by our technical staff. We need to look even if he is feasible. We have not enquired with Chelsea yet.” 1 Marco van Ginkel [right] in action for PSV Eindhoven last_img read more