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  • Posted: May 22, 2024
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    The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include ...
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    Project Coordinator/ Specialist

    Job Summary

    The DMAC Project Coordinator/Specialist will oversee executing the coordination of UZIMA DMAC's day-to-day activities including engagement with data stakeholders within the UZIMA-DS project. He/she will also contribute to implementation of data analyses and AI/ML model development for the UZIMA Hub's research projects, including contributing to report/manuscript writing. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the DMAC lead to achieve the set objectives of the UZIMA­ DS project.

    Responsibilities

    • Management and coordination of the UZIMA DMAC's day-to-day administrative and logistical activities including organizing both internal and external meetings.
    • Coordinating all data activities with and provide support for the UZIMA-DS research projects, cores, the Chief Data Innovation Office and Dissemination and Sustainability Core data needs.
    • Supporting the development and refinement of the UZIMA-DS research projects' data management and analyses plans.
    • Contributing to the application of relevant Data Science tools for the analyses  of UZIMA-D research projects as outlined in the data analyses plans
    • Supporting the development, refinement  and  curation  of  data  governance  documents  and processes to ensure seamless amalgamation of multimodal datasets for analysis and for sharing with the pilot projects and external partners.
    • Engaging and maintaining good relations with relevant UZIMA-DS project data  stakeholders, including with the DSI-Africa Coordinating Centre through attendance of relevant meetings to represent the study and update on progress.
    • Monitoring the DMAC activities to optimize the quality of the project outputs, and adherence to the time schedule, budget, and resource management.
    • Developing and production of communication tools and materials dissemination and generating ongoing DMAC reports and documentation of progress, including  summary of findings  and development of visuals to communicate findings to research project investigators and other key stakeholders.
    • Managing research study data documentation related to protocols, training manuals, SOPs and other related materials throughout the project.
    • Ensuring compliance to all data policies and guidelines in respect to the University and funding agency and participate in the preparation of DMAC reports and UZIMA-DS research scientific manuscripts as well the academic activates in the department.

    Requirements

    • BSc in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, or other fields with a strong a quantitative focus.
    • Minimum 2-year experience as a project coordinator in health research settings
    • Additional training/qualifications in the field of Data Sciences & Data Management
    • Training in project management is added advantage
    • Reasonable knowledge and experience in data science methodologies and their applications
    • Experience working in a consortium consisting of researchers and collaborators

    Applications should be submitted latest by June 4, 2024

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    Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Data Sciences

    Job Summary

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Department of Population Health (DPH) is comprised of a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team with expertise in medical, public health, social, demography, statistical and policy sciences with a vision to contribute to the health of populations, particularly those most in need, by using a population health science approach.

    Responsibilities

    The DPH Biostatistician/Data Scientist will be involved in providing technical expertise in research projects/studies conducted by Faculty, students and Residents in the Medical college, using various research designs including cohort, cross-sectional, randomized controlled, diagnostic accuracy and modelling studies. He/She will teach Biostatistics & Data Science courses in the under-graduate and post-graduate programmes in the Medical College. They will also be involved in writing research proposals and grant applications for submission to external bodies, primarily through providing advice on statistical and data science methodology. The successful candidate will also oversee data quality control during data collection for ongoing projects, analysis of data and preparing articles for publication. The individual will be expected to be on track towards developing an academic career in the application of biostatistics and data sciences in the field of health sciences. Specifically, the incumbent will

    • Assist in calculating sample size and developing analysis & modelling plans for research as well as anlyzing and interpretation of data collected in research projects.
    • be responsible for guiding and supervising Maters and PhD students on the thesis research writing.
    • Assist in the designing, planning, implementation, assessment and reporting the Biostatistics and advanced courses according to the MSc Population Health Sciences curriculum.
    • Develop biostatistics course content for the MMed and PhD in Health Science programmes and ensure course completion. Schedule and prepare project reports of epidemiological analyses for study teams and for scientific publications.
    • Assist faculty and staff in research grant applications especially on the statistical and data sciences research design aspects and lead in writing of research proposals and grants applications for submission to donors.
    • Support Faculty in planning and developing the statistical aspects of their research work and projects.
    • Write papers and submit to international peer-reviewed journals for publication as well as support faculty and staff in data analysis and interpretation for their manuscripts.

    Requirements

    • A PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics and/or Epidemiology with a strong quantitative bias or similar.
    • BA and /or MSc in any of the above or closely related fields
    • Minimum of 3- year experience as a statistician in health research.
    • Experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate students at the University or mentorship of interns/ students in a research environment.
    • Excellent knowledge and experience in data science methodologies and their applications.
    • Good grasp of geospatial statistical and data sciences tools and method will be distinct advantage.
    • Experience implementing research projects.

    Applications should be submitted latest by June 18, 2024

    Method of Application

    ​Detailed applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates should be addressed to The Manager, Human Resources, Aga Khan University, hr.universityke@aku.edu. . Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis.

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