Friday , December 2 2022

South African Medical Research Council Careers – Specialist Statistician

Website South African Medical Research Council - MRC

Job Description:

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression. The organisation prides itself on three core values: being pioneering, striving for excellence and working collaboratively.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will have an individual research portfolio and contribute to these programmes.
  • 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.
  • The Unit has a number of methodological research programmes such as longitudinal data analysis, and spatial data analysis.
  • All areas of expertise in biostatistics will be considered, however the unit has current needs for statistical expertise in clinical and adaptive trial designs and bioinformatics.
  • In addition to this, statistical methodological development as well as the training and supervision of researchers and junior staff is a focal area.
  • The Biostatistics Unit offers a challenging career in health and clinical research within a dynamic environment.
  • Statisticians in the Biostatistics Unit provide statistical support on the design, analysis and reporting, to collaborative national and international projects in the SAMRC research portfolio. These range from surveys, epidemiological studies to randomised controlled and clinical trials.

Job Requirements:

  • Evidence of strong academic background and peer-reviewed ISI publication record in Biostatistics or book chapters, with at least 3 as first author in ISI journals
  • Ability to generate funding from projects managed from statistical perspective or as a health project statistician.
  • Evidence of post-graduate supervision (Masters and PhD students) in Biostatistical methodology and applied Biostatistical research.
  • Evidence of strong teamwork to successfully work in a project team.
  • The ability to undertake and lead research projects in Biostatistical methodology and applied Biostatistical research project; or being a co-investigator or study statistician in Health-related projects.
  • Evidence to mentor, motivate and teach statistical science and technical staff.
  • Hold a PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or biometry; at least 7 years’ experience in clinical and health research environments
  • Ability to communicate statistical concepts and information to non-statisticians in Health and Clinical Sciences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Job Details:

Company: South African Medical Research Council – MRC

Job Category: Health

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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