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Kyamulibwa, Uganda



November 8, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Job Title

Statistician GPC job at MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Job Description

The position holder will provide data management and statistical support to the GPC visibility project among other assignments. The Job holder will lead the data curation for the GPC visibility project. He/she will lead the statistical and data management aspects in the curation of the GPC data from survey & census round one done in the late 80s to latest survey rounds. Participate in the training of epidemiological and/or statistical courses in the Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

Principal duties;

  • Lead the data cleaning team to clean the data for all the survey and census rounds conducted over the years;

  • Review the data files produced by Data Management Team for completeness and consistency;

  • Under the guidance of a Scientist Statistician, produce summary reports from each cleaned survey and census round;

  • Format all cleaned data to compatible file format e.g. CSV & ensure secure storage on the

  • Statistics and Data section server;

  • Work with the Unit communication team and data programmers to update the GPC visibility project website pages;

  • Working with a Scientist Statistician and other Statisticians in the Unit, develop and write statistical analysis plan for identified questions for proposed scientific publications;

  • Provide statistical support for the proposed scientific publications;

  • Contribute to proposal writing and protocol development by providing advice on statistical methods and study designs appropriate for these studies;

  • Keep close collaborative links with statisticians and other researchers at MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit as well as with other international partners;

  • Prepare scientific reports and present results in meetings with colleagues and collaborators;

  • Disseminate research outputs through high-impact publications;

  • Contribute to the Statistics section's collegial environment including through teaching and training activities and participation in regular academic/journal club meetings;

  • Join the GPC visibility project working team and contribute to the team’s activities; and,

  • To undertake additional tasks as required by the Head of Statistics or assigned supervisor.

Qualifications and Competencies

Person Specification

  • MSc in Medical Statistics or closely related subject;

  • Should possess at least 3 years’ experience working as a Statistician in a clinical research setting;

  • Experience analysing data from general population cohorts or that from serial cross sectional surveys;

  • Experience writing Data Management and Statistical analysis plans and presenting final study reports;

  • A good understanding of data management role and procedures in clinical research;

  • A good experience of dissemination of research results through scientific manuscripts;

  • Reasonable experience of data sharing and associated policies;

  • Experience working with specialized database software such as OpenClinica, ODK, REDCap, MS Access or similar;

  • Genuine interest in census & survey data analysis;

  • Should possess a track record analysing serial cross sectional survey datasets;

  • A proven track record as a statistician on research studies and ability to create reports summarizing study findings;

  • Excellent attention to detail, strong analytical skills and a good understanding of statistical issues in medical research;

  • Excellent communication skills, and written and spoken English and ability to communicate research results to non-statistical researchers; and,

  • Prior experience working with clinicians and other non-statisticians.

How to Apply

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 10th November 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. Only 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.

Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.

MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit strives for inclusion and diversity and therefore considers all job applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, age,
marital status, and disability. We highly encourage persons with disabilities to apply and compete for different job openings at the Unit. The Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.


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