MS Statistics Internship Opportunity

Analysis & Inference Inc.  is looking for statistical interns from the MS professional science master’s program. The company is a statistical consulting service in Philadelphia, PA. This is a half-time (20 hrs/week) paid position. More details can be found below.

The internships are for half-time work, or 20 hours a week, for periods to be determined beginning January, 2014, summer of 2014, and Fall/Winter 2014.  The salary is $400/week.  International students will require appropriate authorization to work off campus.

The responsibilities of the position are:  statistical analysis and computation; assisting with research as needed; and helping to establish standard operating methods for work on behalf of our clients.

Qualifications are training in statistics and computing at the MS level, a desire to make a contribution, and fluency in conversation.  Pluses are knowledge of R and Stata, sampling methods and Bayesian statistics.

Please write or email Dr. William B. Fairley including a resume.

NASA internship opportunities

The Systems Teaching Institute (STI) at NASA Ames Research Center is currently offering two internship positions in Information Sciences.
The position description for these internship opportunities are attached.  It would be greatly appreciated if you would announce these positions and post the position descriptions for your students.
Selected students will gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge research and development teams and an increased understanding of the NASA mission.  Besides working closely with Ames scientists and engineers, students will have the opportunity to attend seminars tailored to their level of expertise, career development workshops, and various symposiums.
We are looking to place students in these internships right away, but will leave the recruitment open until we find a well-suited candidate.
To learn more about the UARC and the STI, and to find a complete listing of open recruitments, please visit:
Here is more information on the two programs:
1.  Web Tool Development
     Application Deadline:  April 15, 2013
2.  Mission Control Technologies
     Deadline:  May 5, 2013

Quantitative Analyst Position in Arizona


Company:  Prescio Consulting, LLC

Location:      Casa Grande, Arizona

Position:  Quantitative Analyst

Job Description 

Prescio is looking for a Quant to work within the Quant team in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

–        Assist in development and validation of banking and financial markets projects involving credit risk model(s): Calculation and validation of Probability of Default, Loss Given Default and Exposure at Default; Develop recovery rate assumptions and exposure at default estimation and their ongoing validations and refinements.

–        Assist in development and validation of operational risk model(s): Apply LDA (Loss Distribution Approach) to calculate VAR (Value at Risk) for each business line and loss type of a financial institution; Develop methods to combine internal loss data with external data and scenario data; Apply EVT (Extreme Value Theory) to model and simulate heavy tailed data.

–      Assist in development and validation of market risk model(s): Implement historical simulation and Monte Carlo simulation to calculate VAR of portfolios.

Required Skills / Education

  • Ph.D. or MS in statistics, mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, engineering or related quantitative field. Note: all applicants fairly considered.
  • Excellent spoken and written English, ability to present complex subjects

Useful Skills or willingness to train in:

  • Risk model validation techniques: Scenario Analysis; Stress Testing; Back Testing
  • Credit risk measurement methods for PD (probability of default), LDG (loss given default) and EAD (exposure at default)
  • quantitative risk capital modeling
  • Development skills in C++, Java and VBA

Firm Description

Prescio Consulting is a financial risk management consulting and IT development firm. Prescio has several decades of combined experience in fundamental and applied R&D, analytical product development in financial and commodity contexts, and customized software development and implementation. Prescio is a small business headquartered in Casa Grande, Arizona. Our reputation has been built on our speed of execution and quality of service. Prescio prides itself on loyalty to our employees. We hire for the long term. That being said, some of our former employees have garnered valuable work experience at Prescio before going on to find successful employment elsewhere.

Foreign Applicants

Prescio Consulting will consider hiring foreign applicants with CPT or OPT time. Please mention your current visa status and your CPT/OPT time remaining.

Interested parties can contact Please include your name and the words “Quant Analyst” in subject line.

Steve Zajac
Prescio Consulting

PO Box 10722, Casa Grande, AZ 85130, tel: (520) 836-4988

IT Junior Consultant, Prescio Consulting, Casa Grande AZ

Name and brief description of the organization

Prescio Consulting, LLC

Prescio Consulting is a risk measurement and management consulting firm with several decades of combined experience in fundamental and applied R&D, analytical product development in financial and commodity contexts, and customized software development.

Organization’s address (street, city, state/country)

Prescio Consulting

PO Box 10722

Casa Grande, AZ 85130


For couriers: 3192 N Piper AV, Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Organization’s web address:

Contact person’s name, title, phone, and email

Steve Zajac

Tel: 520-836-4988


Position type: Full time

Job or internship title and position description:  IT Assistant / Junior Consultant


We are looking, for a person who has strong computing skills. New employees are expected to support the existing IT team but will also gain experience in marketing and other areas of our entrepreneurial company. Responsibilities: 1. Assisting our Network manager in his duties; 2. Maintaining internet connectivity for our Casa Grande office; 3. Maintaining both our client dedicated servers and our office servers; 4. Database maintenance; 5. Deploying software applications; 6. Maintaining communications with our International offices; 7. Assisting with ongoing client projects; 8. Developing new projects and seeking new clients; 9. Assisting in preparing proposals to provide professional consulting services to potential clients; 10. Other matters consistent with the Firm’s activities


Desired/Required qualifications

Bachelor Degree

Majors: computer science, engineering, or related field, or demonstrated competence, experience


Application materials should include résumé and cover letter. Additional materials, such as transcripts, may be required later.

Application procedures, Applicants should send their résumé and cover letter to the contact information above.

Application deadline: Open until filled.

Work authorization required: Applicants should be authorized to work in the U.S. Prescio may consider sponsoring work visas for qualified applicants who can work under OPT for a year.

Desired start date: Immediate

Salary level or range: Depending on experience and qualifications