Jobs at NARO in Uganda- Statistician

Job Title: STATISTICIAN / BIOMETRICIAN – Re-advertised

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NARO Secretariat


Tasks and Responsibilities

    Undertake quality assurance and quality control in experimental design, data management and integrity as well as data analysis and interpretation.
    Advise research scientists in NARO institutes and other agricultural research service providers supported by NARO in the design, planning and implementation of scientifically sound experiments.
    Ensure that data generated by scientists is of scientific integrity and the  analysis tools and methods are scientifically sound
    Support the scientists in the analysis of data using mathematical and statistical methods.
    Create and maintain capacity within NARO in sound research methods, data analysis and interpretation and
    Ensure the availability of statistical software to NARO scientists and they are upto-date with the most rigorous and robust data management and analytical tools
    Support scientists in grant applications by ensuring the study designs and proposed data management and analysis methods are scientifically and statistically sound
    Conduct research to improve data management and statistical methods in the organization.

Minimum Requirements:

    Applicants should possess a Bachelors Degree  in Agricultural sciences or statistics plus a Masters degree in biometrics, biostatistics or epidemiology. Possession of a PhD in related filed will be an added advantage.
    At least 3 years experience (for MSc) in a research setting.
    Knowledge of computers, statistical and data processing software including SAS, STATA, Genestat and others
    An analytical and imaginative mind
    Good communication skills to work with diverse teams and Excellent report writing skills.
    Publication record  in peer reviewed statistical/agricultural or natural science journals is desirable.

How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications  together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned not later than 5.00 p.m on 16th July 2012.

Applications should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy indicating the institute of preference. Applicants must not apply for more than two posts.  Applications should be addressed to:
The Director General,
National Agricultural Research Organization,
P.O.Box 295, Entebbe

Deadline: 16th July 2012


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