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UniSC researcher praises junior statistician’s exceptional support

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher has stepped forward to highlight the exceptional assistance provided by William Pinzon Perez, QCIF’s Data Science Statistician and certified The Carpentries instructor.

Jennifer Derner, nursing lecturer and PhD Candidate from UniSC needed biostatistics assistance to complete a chapter for her thesis and contacted the QCIF Data Science team, where she was assigned to William Pinzon Perez.

Derner said that William’s support was not just proficient but also empathetic.

“He helped me with how to run some descriptive tests I needed, did not make me feel bad for not knowing how to do them myself, and did it all with a smile on his face,” the researcher said, emphasizing the importance of his positive attitude and willingness to teach.

Moreover, William’s assistance extended beyond the basics. He took the initiative to find additional references, which significantly eased the researcher’s stress regarding the presentation of findings.

“He took the time to also find references for me and I couldn’t be more grateful,” the researcher stated, highlighting the thoroughness of William’s help.

Such detailed guidance is invaluable for PhD candidates, who often face overwhelming pressure to learn biostatistics skills while completing their thesis. “I was very stressed about how to present my findings, but William helped me sort it all out.”

William said helping students/researchers like Jennifer is one of the most rewarding components of his job. “I get to connect with people from different backgrounds, who are working in different fields. It makes me feel like I am making a contribution to academia, as well as motivating students to do more research in the future.”

QCIF wants to give a big thank you to William for his amazing work helping researchers. His dedication and support have made a real difference in their academic journeys, showing just how important passionate professionals are to the research community.

If you are a researcher and need bioinformatics, biostatistics and biodata help for your research, visit QCIF Bioinformatics and book a consultation:

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