Senior Statistician at KEMRI/RCTP

On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Opening Date: 4th April 2014.
Closing Date: 18th April 2014
Vacancy No. FN-017-04-2014
Program Description:
Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

In collaboration with the Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG) of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Sciences (GHS), the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is seeking a senior statistician for supporting HIV surveillance projects in Kenya.
The assignment is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and the incumbent would begin work at the beginning of

May 2014. This position requires a six month commitment, with the potential for extension subject to the availability of funding. The vacancy is situated at the KEMRI/Kenyatta National Hospital campus.

Job Summary:
The senior statistician is responsible for statistical tasks of assigned projects. Under general direction, the senior statistician independently leads the planning, designing and implementation of research projects, as well as analysis and interpretation of statistical data.
He/she provides advice on the statistical interpretation and implications of results for program planning and decision making.
The incumbent serves as an expert on advanced methods of statistical analysis, advanced programming, planning and conducting analyses of complex study design. The incumbent will also supervise junior statistician(s).
Minimum Requirements:
  • A PhD degree in statistics/biostatistics or related field with one year working experience is required.
  • 6 years of progressively complex experience in public health or related field and a Master’s degree in statistics/biostatistics or related field may be substituted for a PhD.
  • One year of experience working in public health or related field is required.
  • Advance level knowledge of statistical software: SAS and/or STATA data management is required.
  • In-depth, comprehensive, and evolving knowledge of statistical and mathematical analysis techniques integrated with computer applications is required.
  • Knowledge of parametric and non-parametric techniques, along with categorical data analysis is required to provide statistical support.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.
Other Desired Skills or Qualities:
  • Ability to prioritize, act independently, work under deadlines, and multitask.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor junior statisticians.
  • Knowledge of concepts of public health, epidemiology and surveillance.
  • Ability to effectively communicate statistical results to the general public in both written and oral form is desired.
To Apply:
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. All applications must include the following:
  • A current CV with names and telephone numbers for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
All applications must be sent to the following address by 18th April 2014:
Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for in the subject Line of the Email.

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