KEMRI Statistician Jobs in Kenya
KEMRI Statistician Jobs in Kenya
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.
Reporting to: Work closely with the Study PIs and the Principal Statistician in the unit
A Master’s Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or Health Informatics
At least 4 years’ experience in similar position with demonstrated research experience, in the health/medical research
Excellent computer skills and familiarity with one or more statistical packages (including Stata, R or SAS)
Knowledge of any SQL-compliant DBMS (e.g. MS-Access, MS-SQL, MySQL Postgres, Oracle, DB2 etc); exposure to GIS analysis an advantage
Proficiency with statistical and data management procedures (data cleaning, manipulation , summarization, tables, listings, graphics, and inferential statistical output), and report generation.
Knowledge of Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
Knowledge and training in epidemiology
MUST have contributed to 1-3 publications of which at least 1 s/he is the first author
Skills and Abilities
Good analytical ability, planning and organisational skills
Attentive to detail with the capacity to work with/ follow laid down processes and procedures
Ability to work independently/ with minimum supervision and within stipulated deadlines and schedules
Confidentiality and integrity
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
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
Developing study analysis plans and inputting into data management plans.
Guide database development for study data management.
Overseeing data entry, conducting routine data checks, resolving queries and generating reports.
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.
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.
Discussing and interpreting results with colleagues and collaborators in the trials /studies.
Ensuring deadlines and project milestones relating to data and analyses are met, coordinating with other members of staff and external collaborators as necessary.
Support the production of summary tables and graphics for interim and final analyses.
Preparing and depositing research data and documentation for curation and archiving.
Ensuring that all study data processes complies with the appropriate data protection
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Statistician Jobs in Kenya
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