Job Description Statistician – (01 Position)Position Code: S -523Reports to: Head of StatisticsStation: EntebbeJob PurposeThe position holder will provide support to the Impala and Malaria trials data management and statistical team ensuring the trials data is reviewed at all times and conform to the Investigators specifications. He/she will from time to time be required to carry out statistical analysis and generate some reports relating to the trial results. Roles & Responsibilities1. Principal duties;• To provide data management and statistical support to the trials statisticians and data managers for the main Impala and Malaria trials and associated studies;• Maintaining close collaborative links with statisticians and other researchers at MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit as well as with other international partners;• To contribute to the management of ongoing studies;• To collaborate with data managers and provide a statistical perspective on designing and setting up study databases and data processing;• To perform statistical analysis of project-collected data;• To contribute to the development and preparation of protocols and data collection instruments for new research studies;• To develop statistical analysis plans for ongoing trials and to organise and prepare for milestone events such as database lock, unblinding, analysis and reporting;• To prepare regular checks on study data to help project management teams monitor recruitment and other data flows and data quality issues during the conduct of a study;• To conduct interim analyses for data monitoring committees and trial steering committees;• To prepare scientific reports and present results in meetings with colleagues and collaborators;• To development scientific articles and prepare publication-standard tables and figures;• To contribute to the Statistics section’s collegial environment including through teaching and training activities and participation in regular academic/journal club meetings; and,• To undertake additional tasks as required by the Principal Investigator or Head of Statistics or assigned supervisor. Person Specification• Master’s degree in medical statistics or closely related subjects e.g. epidemiology and mathematics;• Should possess practical experience as an applied medical statistician;• Strong analytical skills and a good understanding of statistical issues in medical research;• Should have excellent statistical programming skills using STATA or equivalent statistical analysis software; and,• Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and in particular with Excel and Word; Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application documentation: Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting. Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & certified copies of academic documents into one PDF document.Deadline for application is 26th May 2023, 5:00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification.yOnly online applications through the link provided will be accepted. You will receive a notification in your email if your application and documentation have been successfully received.N.B: You will be required to present certified copies of your academic documentation before employment.The applications should be addressed to:The Head of Human Resources,MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,P.O. Box, 49,Entebbe, Uganda
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