Monday , December 5 2022

MRC Vacancies Field Workers – Specialist Biostatistician

Website South African Medical Research Council - MRC

Job Description:

Statisticians in the Biostatistics Unit provide statistical support on design, analysis and reporting, to collaborative national and international projects in the SAMRC research portfolio.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Biostatistics Unit offers a challenging biostatistics career in health and clinical research within a dynamic environment.
  • These range from surveys, epidemiological studies to randomised controlled and clinical trials.
  • The Biostatistics Unit of the SAMRC is an active research entity that collaborates with health and medical researchers from the SAMRC, universities, other research institutions and international agencies.
  • All areas of expertise in biostatistics will be considered, however the unit has currently needs for Statistical expertise in
  • Clinical and in adaptive trial designed and in bioinformatics.
  • The Unit has a number of methodological research programmes such as longitudinal data analysis, and spatial data analysis.
  • The successful candidate will have an individual research portfolio and contribute to these programmes.
  • Statistical methodological development as well as the training and supervision of researchers and junior staff, is also done.

Job Requirements:

  • Evidence of managerial experience.
  • Ability to generate funding from project managed from statistical perspective or as a health project statistician.
  • Hold a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or biometry; at least 7 years’ experience in clinical and health research environments
  • Thorough knowledge of statistical methodology in Health and Expertise in a specialized field of Biostatistics.
  • Evidence of post-graduate supervision (Masters and PhD students) in Biostatistical methodology and applied
  • Biostatistical research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence to mentor, motivate and teach statistical science and technical staff.
  • Ability to communicate statistical concepts and information to non-statisticians in Health and Clinical Sciences.
  • Evidence of strong teamwork to successfully work in a project team.
  • At least a National recognition in the field of Biostatistics.

Job Details:

Company: South African Medical Research Council – MRC

Job Category: Health

Vacancy Type: Temporary

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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