Session Summary:

This talk presents a gathering of resources from the RStudio community for industry job-seekers who are transitioning from academia. Examples include packages for resume-building and cover letter writing, quick starts for personal websites and GitHub profiles, and helpful R networks. A new website named after the talk ( will showcase and link to the discussed resources, and is open to further community contributions.

Session Details


04:00 PM to 04:20 PM

Cherry Blossom

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Travis Gerke

The Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium

As academic faculty, I led cancer-focused research teams in the application and development of tools for applied machine learning, causal inference, and biostatistics. In the post-academic setting, I direct data science efforts in the oncology clinical trials space. I am a 13+ year R enthusiast, and an advocate for productive remote working environments (I live and work in an RV). My favorite activity is helping other data scientists become successful.