Statistician I

Company Africa Health Research Institute
Reference # SOM/JNRSTAT/004/2020/JAN
Published 22/01/2020
Contract Type Contract
24 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The Statistician I, will be part of the Biostatistics department at AHRI and will assist with statistical analysis of data from research projects at AHRI.
Job Functions Analysis,Clinical,Data Analysis,Data Management,Medical,Research
Industries Academic,Healthcare,Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Research,Science & Technology
The Statistician I will contribute to preparing statistical reports, study protocols, and scientific manuscripts. The incumbent will be primarily based at the Somkhele site but may be expected to make occasional visits to Durban to assist the AHRI investigators based there.
Minimum Qualifications
1.Master’s degree in Statistics

Minimum Experience
1.Two years’ experience in the role of an applied medical statistician
2.One year of experience analysing health information from demographic surveillance systems and/or routine data collection systems
3.Experience of advanced quantitative data analysis
4.Experience of contributing to peer-reviewed publications
5.Some experience with data management of longitudinal studies would be an advantage.

Knowledge and Abilities Required
1.Computer skills
oCompetency with statistical software packages (e.g. R, Stata or SAS)
oCompetency with MS Office software packages
oWorking knowledge of an electronic data capture (EDC) package (e.g. REDCap, ODK, OpenClinica, etc.) and some understanding of relational databases would be an advantage
2.Understanding of epidemiology
3.Underpinning knowledge of cohort studies and a range of advanced statistical techniques.

Please note that only those candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work visa holders.

AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.
Job Closing Date 29/02/2020
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