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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ifakara Health Institute Research Scientist Job Vacancy in Morogoro, Tanzania



Job Title: Research Scientist (EPIDEMIOLOGIST / STATISTICIAN)
REPORTS TO: PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS
LOCATION: IFAKARA

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with IHI research groups in the design, planning, and analysis of scientific projects within KIULARCO, DSS and MZIMA cohorts
Provide support to the core data management staff in the definition, set-up and description of standard operating procedures for data management
Generate data queries for quality control
Contribute to the ongoing development and operation of the cohort/ system’s reporting tools
Process various short data analysis requests
Assist with other projects at IHI based on discussions with the project leaders or head of thematic unit

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
MSc degree in Epidemiology or Biostatistics or related area; MPH holders with high marks for epidemiology and biostatistics and minimum 2 years experience in data analysis will be considered
Good programming skills in STATA, SAS, or R
Proficient application of data management procedures, including range and consistency
checks, linking of relational database tables, data cleaning, coding, and labeling
Ability to independently perform multivariate analysis for binary and continuous outcome
measures
Ability to perform longitudinal analysis and hierarchical analysis is an added advantage

DESIRED PERSONAL QUALITIES
Very good communication skills
Proficient in both Swahili and English
Able to closely collaborate in small teams
Open to discuss and implement new developments
Commitment to excellence in research
Eager to work in an intercultural environment
Flexible to collaborate in complex projects and to manage a variety of responsibilities

REMUNERATION
Attractive and competitive remuneration will be provided

MODE OF EMPLOYMENT
Renewable annual contract

How to apply;
MODE OF APPLICATION
Candidates meeting the above job requirements should send their letters of application with detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact address, e-mail, telephone numbers and photocopy of academic and professional certificates to:

The Human Resource Manager
Ifakara Health Institute
P.O. Box 78373
Dar es Salaam
E mail: hrm@ihi.or.tz

The deadline for receiving applications is 31st January 2013. Interviews will be held on 8th February
2013 in Dar es Salaam.

Deadline : 31st January 2013

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