Nonclinical Biostatistics Working Group

NCBWG:  Student and Young Professional Outreach

2017 Student poster winners
2017 NCB Conference
Student poster award winners
and student committee
2019 NCB Conference
Student poster award winners
and student committee


In early 2018, the ASA-BIOP Nonclinical Biostatistics Working Group (NCBWG) endorsed the creation of a new workstream to reach out to graduate students and young professionals who are interested in nonclinical biostatistics.  Broadly speaking, nonclinical biostatistics includes four main areas of application: Discovery, Safety, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), and –Omics.  Learn more about nonclinical biostatistics by clicking here.

At the Nonclinical Biostatistics Conference, to be held in June 2023, we will offer a student poster competition Poster templates (36" x 48") may be downloaded here.  The first-place award is $250; the second-place award is $150.  Posters will be judged on content, presentation, and contribution to a biopharmaceutical topic. Judges will review all posters and decide on award recipients.  A limited number of financial travel grants are available to full-time students, with preference given to registered students presenting a poster in the area of nonclinical statistics.  Contact Jyh-Ming Shoung or Wei Zhao for additional details or to apply for the student travel grant.  For some oral presentation tips, click here.


  • Enrich students with information and insights with regards to the incredible opportunities in the area of nonclinical biostatistics.
  • Support the Nonclinical Biostatistics Conference.  
  • Provide a forum for students and young professionals to actively engage in ASA-BIOP activities.
  • Help bridge the academic-industry divide by providing a dialogue among a diverse community of students, young professionals, and industry veterans.

Job Skills
What skills do I need for a job in the biopharmaceutical industry?  Take a look at recent nonclinical statistics job descriptions here.

Please visit AmStat Job Web to see current job postings.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact our co-chairs Jyh-Ming Shoung or Wei Zhao.