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  • Programme Statistician at Wellcome Trust

  • Posted on: 16 August, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research – (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platforms include state-of-the-art laboratories, a demographic surveillance system covering a quarter of a million residents, partnership with Kilifi County Hospital in health care and hospital surveillance, a clinical trials facility, a vibrant community engagement programme and a dedicated training facility.

    Programme Statistician



    This post is required to lead statistical analyses and provide statistical support for the CHAIN Network and allied clinical trials and mechanistic studies, including laboratory, epidemiological, clinical trials, health systems and social science research.

    REPORTS TO: Principal Investigator




    • Undertaking statistical analyses of data collected by the CHAIN Network, allied trials and mechanistic studies in collaboration with scientists working on these projects in Kenya and abroad.
    • Providing statistical support in the form of advice to researchers in the CHAIN Network and working on allied trials and mechanistic studies regarding protocol development, analysis plans and issues encountered during analysis.
    • Curating requests for data and analyses and liaising with sites and investigators over request to ensure appropriate communication, adherence to policies and avoidance of duplication.
    • Helping in developing policy on database and data entry platforms, and ensuring their accuracy and security, for use by CHAIN and allied clinical trials.
    • Working closely with the data management teams for CHAIN and allied trials on the implementation of data systems
    • Membership of the Centre Scientific Committee
    • Supporting collaborations to deliver statistical training in partnering Universities and institutions.


    • A PhD in Statistics or Epidemiology or a related field
    • Master’s degree in Statistics or mathematics.
    • Experience in statistical analysis of major projects with outputs published in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Experience in leading survival, clinical trial or cohort analyses
    • Ability to network, build and maintain strong relationships with. Team members in Kenya and overseas
    • Willingness to respond within tight timelines and to cope with changing assignments
    • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications


    • Experience of work within large international networks
    • Experience of analysis of infectious diseases and nutrition data
    • Experience/ training in statistical analysis software (such as R, SAS, SPSS or STATA) and analysis of large and complex data files.


    • Strong data management and analysis skills
    • Attentive to detail
    • Confidentiality and integrity
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) career website on jobs.kemri-wellcome.org to apply

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