2 Data Job Placements – Statisticians – Medical Research Council (MRC) / UVRI UK

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) / UVRI UK
Duty Station: Entebbe and
Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Statistics
Position Code: ST107
About Us:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established
following a request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British
Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency
Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of
excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts large-scale
epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, virological and
immunological research and behavioural studies, and has generated a wealth of
research results that have been used to inform policy and practice that have
led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals over
time.
Job Summary: The
Statistician will plan and perform statistical analyses and provide statistical
advice and data management support for studies and to members of the unit
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Actively
contribute to proposal writing and protocol development by providing advice on
statistical methods and study designs appropriate for these studies.
·        
Take
part in study planning: calculate study sample size; handle randomisation
tasks; advise on sampling and study designs; participate in development of study
tools; train data collectors; and develop Statistical Analysis plans in
conjunction with the study PIs and other statisticians.
·        
Data
Management: supervise data managers/programmers in the development of study
databases, data capture programmes, and databases; clean data; and receive,
generate, and resolve data queries.
·        
Statistical
analysis: Analyse data using appropriate statistical methods; prepare
results tables and graphs; and interpret results for PIs and others.
·        
Contribute
to writing papers and presentations: by writing the statistical methods and
results sections of papers; presenting results to national and
international conferences.
·        
Communication
& reporting: Keep study PIs, and Project Leaders informed of progress of
statistical issues, including data entry and analysis.
·        
Training:
Lecture and facilitate in training
courses in Biostatistics and Epidemiology organised by the Statistics
section, when asked to do so by the Head of section or course organiser.
·        
Mentor
and train other members of statistics in STATA and writing of do files.
·        
Guide
the data managers and statisticians of appropriate statistical methods.
·        
Management:
Appraise the performance of data managers and other staff as assigned to the
post-holder in the annual performance appraisal.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for this job placement must hold a
Bachelor of Statistics or related
field; advanced qualification (preferably MSc) in Statistics or related
field.
·        
At
least two years’ experience in data management, and 1-year experience in
Statistical analysis.
·        
Previous
experience in training at graduate and post-graduate level
·        
Proficiency
in the use of data management and statistical analysis software e.g. Ms
Access, STATA, SPSS, or EPIINFO
·        
Competencies: Personal Integrity, Emotional
Resourcefulness, Ability to Learn, Forward Thinking, Reliability, Openness to
Others, Independence,
Analytical Thinking, Conceptual Thinking, Pro-activity, Results Orientation, Thoroughness, Concern
for Excellence, Flexibility Towards Others, Service Orientation, Development
Orientation
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their application
letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone
contact details of three (3) referees and copies of academic qualifications
should be emailed to: recruitment@mrcuganda.org. Please quote the Position Code
in the subject line (Check Top of Advert).
Deadline: 27th
October 2017
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