Research Officer – Medical Statistics at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP)

On Monday, September 9th, 2013

Research Officer – Medical Statistics

Reference Number: ROMS-08-13
Category: Research, Science and Biotechnology
Salary: KShs. 144, 594
Grade: 7.01
Location: Nairobi
To support the statistical and geostatistical modelling of malariometric data on the prevalence of infections and processing these data into a range of malaria risk maps for research purposes, international agencies and national governments.

Reporting Lines:

The post holder will report the study Principal Investigator.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assembly of community based malariometric data for several African countries
  • Checking, cleaning and preparing the data for analysis
  • Developing Bayesian spatial-temporal models for modelling binomial and count data
  • Participate in drafting of research reports and manuscripts for publication
  • Participate and present at programme seminars and journal club and to organizations in research and control of malaria.
Skills and Competence:


  • Masters in Medical Statistics, Applied Statistics, Statistics or Applied Mathematics or equivalent.
Experience and skills:
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in Statistical Analysis
  • Proficiency in programming languages especially R
  • Knowledge of the statistical software STATA or SPSS etc and Microsoft package
Desirable Criteria:
  • Skills in Geographical Information Systems, Spatial Analysis, Bayesian geostatistics, and/or infectious disease epidemiology.
  • Good analytical  and follow through ability
  • Good planning, organisation and co-ordination skills
  • Ability to take and follow instructions, initiative, keen to learn and proactive with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Application Procedure:

Click here to apply online

All applicants are required to attach their updated CVs, Cover letter and state their current/last gross salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. The application closing date is 13th September 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer.  Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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