POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

BIOSTATISTICIAN

Number of Posts: 1

Background: Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation
(AMHRTF) is a non-governmental organization in Kenya, dedicated to research in
mental and neurological health as well as substance use research to generate
evidence for policy and best practice in the provision of affordable,
appropriate, available and accessible mental health services.

Position Summary: The biostatistician will be responsible for designing,
analyzing, and reporting research projects conducted by the AMHRTF and its partners.

Responsibilities:


Conduct statistical analysis (analyze, summarize and interpret) of quantitative
data for projects using SPSS, STATA, or relevant data analysis software.


Process data analysis outputs and perform interim and final analyses, based on
author/investigator instructions for publication in journals or reports, or
presentations in workshops or conferences.


Write detailed data analysis plans and descriptions of analyses and findings
for grant applications, research protocols, or manuscripts.


Calculation of sample size for proposed studies.


Manage all statistical aspects of projects and advise researchers on study
designs and analysis at project conception, grant application, implementation,
and during analysis.


Conduct predetermined frequent data quality checks and come up with ways of
solving any issues that arise.


Assign work and provide guidance to data entry clerks.


Participate in designing data collection tools, questionnaires, and data
collection templates.


Keep abreast of new statistical methods

 In consultation with the
supervisor, work within the projected timelines to ensure the assigned
projects’ objectives (in relation to analysis) are met.

Qualifications and
Experience:


At least a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or a  related field in a recognized university.

 Minimum of two-year
experience as a statistician in medical research. Prior data analysis

skills
in clinical trials and longitudinal data are a priority for this position.


Understanding of data management principles for clinical trials and medical
research


Excellent working knowledge of SPSS and STATA software


Applied knowledge of advanced statistical models, such as generalized linear
models, survival analyses, and mixed models

 Proficiency in report writing

Applicants should also have
demonstrated abilities in the following:


Strong focus on quality and timely delivery of work.

 Well-organized
with good time management skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines.


Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


Work ethics and team player.


Self-driven and able to work with minimal supervision.


Ability to demonstrate problem-solving approaches

 Ability to learn and work
under pressure

Application Instructions: We invite all candidates meeting the required
qualifications to send an application letter and a detailed CV to
careers@amhf.or.ke and indicate BIOSTATISTICIAN 2023 as the subject
line. Applications should be received by 18th February
2023.

NB:

Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic
disqualification.