Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical service delivery. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute – Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
The Program is seeking to strengthen its staffing position in order to efficiently execute its research activities. Applications are therefore invited from qualified and competent Ugandans to fill a vacant position based at RAKAI HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM- Kalisizo, Rakai district as indicated below;
STATISTICIAN (1 position)
The Statistician will have the primary responsibility for constructing data files for analysis/modeling, performing statistical analysis, and preparing tables and figures to present the results.
S/he will work closely with the Principal Investigators, and Study Coordinators.
Successful performance in this role will be evidenced by meeting program milestones, and maintaining productive relationships with all partners and stakeholders.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Construct data files for analysis.
Conduct statistical analysis of data using STATA and SPSS
Technically interpret results of statistical analysis.
Skillfully present study information for both oral and written formats
Work with the Data team to support the planning, development of data collection tools, protocol development, including sample size/ power calculations), analysis plan preparation and review, data quality reviews, review of tables and figures.
Collaborate with the principal investigators and Study Coordinators to complete joint scientific reports and overviews, including review of such reports to ensure accuracy and clarity.
Collaborate on training and mentoring about data analysis among the data team as appropriate.
Collaborate with Data Managers to test the validity of the data and ensure accuracy and integrity of data collection processes
Masters degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Economics or other field with emphasis on quantitative analysis
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience as a statistician
A minimum of 2 years experience in a research environment
Expertise in statistical methods and interpretation
Excellent computer skills including statistical analysis packages (Stata, SAS, SPSS), databases, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, email
Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills
Excellent writing, analytical and oral presentation skills
Understanding of management information systems in the health sector
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals and teams
Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of tasks in a fast paced environment and with a unique attention to detail.
Pleasant, social, flexible, with good interpersonal skills and a spirit of team building/work, Self-motivated, able to work under minimum supervision and well organized, Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, Fluent in both English and Luganda languages., Able and willing to work and reside in the rural setting of Kalisizo -Rakai District
How to apply:
Please send your application letter, copies of testimonials and certificates and detailed CV with contact information for three professional references to the address given below not later than 31″ August 2012:
The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O Box 279, KALISIZO or P.O Box 49, ENTEBBE
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org (Not more than 5MB).
Please note that the Rakai Health Sciences Program does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
Deadline: 31st Aug 2012