Senior Statistician at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
Reference Number: S-03-12 Category: Statistics and Data Management Salary: Kshs.91, 134 Grade: 6.1 Location: Kilifi Country: Kenya
To provide efficient and effective statistical coordination and support for projects and to the research teams in the Epidemiology and Demography Department in order to generate relevant reports, statistics and matrices to support research study findings. The position holder will be responsible for planning, implementation, management, and statistical analysis for various projects in the Department.
Principal Investigator and Senior Scientists and indirectly to the Cluster Manager.
Will directly supervise Junior Statisticians in the Department.
In addition to specific studies(s) data set, the position holder will have overall responsibilities as Senior Statistician, as follows:
Develop, review and implement study analysis plans and work closely with the research teams to develop and manage systems for collecting, storing and analyzing research data
Manage a service providing statistical analyses to all scientists in the department
Ensure deadlines and project milestones relating to data analyses are met and co-ordinated with other members of staff and external collaborators as necessary
Schedule and prepare analysis reports and provide technical support in the production of summary tables and graphics for interim and final analyses.
Establish systems for routine analytic reports for ongoing projects and generate reports including verification error reports, comments reports, constraints reports and lists of all problems experienced in the sites as regards data analysis.
Supervise junior statisticians in the Department through the allocation of duties, performance monitoring and coaching them to develop their skills and capacity as may be required.
Providing advice on randomization and establish systems for routine analytic reports for ongoing projects
Provide input to scientists and Data Managers in creating and maintaining support systems and tools for collecting, entering, editing, cleaning, storing, archiving, retrieving, organizing, and transferring data.
Liaise with Data Managers and Programmers in the Department to ensure data quality by carrying out data validation including discrepancy checking and cleaning and report generation of records generated from the databases.
Interpret, present and discuss results with colleagues and collaborators in different studies.
Be a member of the statistical support group of the Programme which requires Journal Club presentations and assisting with general statistical teaching
Responsible for the analysis of the Kilifi HDSS
Be active member of and contribute to the Department Data Management Group
Performing other duties that may be assigned from time to time
A degree in Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent and a Masters in Statistics, Maths or equivalent.
At least 3 years prior research experience preferably in health sciences
Experience of leadership in a similar role
Expertise in a broad range of regression techniques – Poisson, Logistic, Cox etc”.
Fluency with one or more statistical packages (including Stata and R).
Proficiency with statistical and data management procedures (data cleaning, manipulation, summarization, tables, listings, graphics, and inferential statistical output), and report generation
Strong computing skills
Knowledge of Filemaker and/or SQL-compliant DBMS
Exposure/ experience to GIS analysis
An interest in and a commitment to improving health for all in Kenya
Attention to fine details and excellent analytical skills
Good planning and organisational skills
Strong leadership and management skills
Highly attentive to detail with the capacity to work with/ follow laid down processes and procedures
Ability to work independently and to achieve results through teams
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Confidentiality and integrity
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Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.
The application closing date is 30th March 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.