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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 22, 2021
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  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.
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    Statistician

    Vacancy No. CGHR/216/10/21

    Program description:

    The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), through the Centre for Global Health Research Family Health Unit (FHU) has a position in the statistics section. The FHU encompasses various studies focusing on family health among them, the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance Network (CHAMPS) program; Several Pregnancy (pre and post Natal) surveillance studies; COVID-19 related studies and maternal child health implementation studies. The project seeks to fill the following position.

    Minimum Requirements

    1. A Master’s Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or Health Informatics
    2. At least 4 years’ experience in similar position with demonstrated research experience, in the health/medical research
    3. Excellent computer skills and familiarity with one or more statistical packages (including Stata, R or SAS)
    4. Knowledge of any SQL-compliant DBMS (e.g. MS-Access, MS-SQL, MySQL Postgres, Oracle, DB2 etc); exposure to GIS analysis an advantage
    5. Proficiency with statistical and data management procedures (data cleaning, manipulation, summarization, tables, listings, graphics, and inferential statistical output), and report generation.
    6. Knowledge of Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
    7. Knowledge and training in epidemiology
    8. MUST have contributed to 1-3 publications of which at least 1 s/he is the first author

    Skills and Abilities

    1. Good analytical ability, planning and organisational skills
    2. Attentive to detail with the capacity to work with/ follow laid down processes and procedures
    3. Ability to work independently/ with minimum supervision and within stipulated deadlines and schedules
    4. Confidentiality and integrity
    5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    6. Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

    Job description;

    Provide statistical support and data management oversight for ongoing studies in the Family Health Unit. The successful candidate will work with the Principal Statistician, Data Management team, Study Coordinators and the Principal Investigators in planning for data analysis, setting up of analytical datasets, help junior staff carry out analysis using the appropriate tools and technique;, guide data validation and cleaning process; and finally analysing the data. The holder of this position shall be based at the KEMRI-CGHR

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Developing study analysis plans and inputting into data management plans
    2. Guide database development for study data management
    3. Overseeing data entry, conducting routine data checks, resolving queries and generating reports.
    4. Liaising with trial and data managers and programmers about data quality and missing data, verifying data accuracy and validity. Scheduling and preparing progress reports and/or analyses for independent Data Monitoring Committees, Steering Committees, and publications.
    5. Actively interrogating the data for discrepancies, errors, and missing data, in order to verify the accuracy and validity of the data. Reporting and liaising with study investigators, data clerks, data managers and programmers on the quality of the data and resolving any errors according to the study protocol.
    6. Discussing and interpreting results with colleagues and collaborators in the trials/studies.
    7. Ensuring deadlines and project milestones relating to data and analyses are met, coordinating with other members of staff and external collaborators as necessary
    8. Support the production of summary tables and graphics for interim and final analyses
    9. Preparing and depositing research data and documentation for curation and archiving
    10. Ensuring that all study data processes complies with the appropriate data protection regulations

    Terms of Employment:

    1. One (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.
    2. Remuneration: Compensation is as per the stated salary scale, which is based on academic level, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. 

    Method of Application

    Applications are due no later than: November 22, 2021 Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged apply to: The Deputy Director, CGHR, P. O. Box 1578- 40100, Kisumu or submit via email address [email protected]. Indicate the vacancy number in the subject headline

    Application Documents

    1. Letter of application (Include vacancy)
    2. Most current CV with names of at least 2 referees
    3. Copies of academic and professional certificates
    4. Copy of Certificate of good conduct
    5. KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
    6. Clearance Certificate from HELB
    7. Copy of certificate of clearance from Credit reference Bureau

     

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