Prof. Stephen Senn
Head of Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics (CCMS)
If you had asked me a year ago, when I was still working as a Professor in Statistics at the University of Glasgow if I could imagine my future working in a research institute in Luxembourg, I would have had to say ‘no’. Such a thing is something I would never have thought of . However, when I was approached and given the brief for the post as Head of the Competence Centre in Methodology and Statistics then the more I looked at the job the more interesting it became.
It was clear from the beginning that the job would have one great plus: I would be plunged into an environment where I would be learning lots of new things, not only about statistics but also about medical research and epidemiology, not to mention French and German! However, a second advantage was that there would be a chance to make a positive contribution to the research of others not only by collaborating with medical researchers but also by sharing my experience in statistics with the members of my group.
I have really enjoyed my start here at CRP-Santé. The work has been varied and interesting and the atmosphere convivial. My colleagues have not only been tolerant but downright friendly! In consequence I have adapted very well. In fact I can honestly say that there is really only one disappointment. I have not discovered yet that the weather in Luxembourg is that much better than in Scotland!
I look forward with enthusiasm to future scientific challenges here at CRP-Santé.