Statistics & Computing Research Jobs. KEMRI


Assistant Research Officer – (Statistics & Computing) Job at KEMRI

Reference Number: ARO-SC200716

Statistics & Computing Research Job Purpose

  • The incumbent will be responsible for continued development of a set of analysis scripts using R that can be applied to data collected from hospitals and turning the raw data into informative visualizations. This work will be conducted with a larger group of analysts to provide hospitals with regular reports on their patient populations and quality of health care services.
  • The post will require someone with skills in programming in R, some experience with web-based graphic libraries, conversant with the LINUX operating system as well as data management skills who is a good team player. Some support for data management and optimising operating environments is also anticipated.

Reporting Lines

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Budget & Resource Responsibility

  • Some responsibility for ICT hardware maintenance to support data collection and planning for updates / additions

Job Dimensions

  • Ability to develop analytical code in R
  • Ability to assist in writing scientific papers for publication
  • Ability to transform data and processes into informative visualizations
  • Responsible with Data Management and Analysis Team Leader for data archiving and documentation of analysis scripts (familiarity with Github an advantage)
  • Responsible with Senior Data Manager and Information Team Leader for production of regular hospital reports outputting analyses into MS Office or other documents
  • Ability to perform analyses on request for research team leaders
  • Understand and help configure the LINUX based operations on the servers (including managing data archiving, security etc)
  • Understand and help configure synchronization tools we use for peripheral sites to the server
  • Help upgrade our data management platform moving towards web-based systems if/when internet connectivity improves in sites
  • Understand and manage the statistical programming approach being used in R
  • Providing training / support to other staff and hospital collaborators
  • Good communication with senior personnel in the research team and with partnering hospitals

Statistics & Computing Research Job Key Responsibilities

  • Developing analytical code in R to provide routine reports and graphical displays of large hospital datasets
  • Working to ensure data appropriately managed and archived and that all analytic code is documented and archived with version control
  • Working with data managers and other researchers to integrate analytic tools with data collection
  • Performing analyses on request of senior team members and interpreting results
  • Providing training / support to other staff and/or hospital staff

Skills & Competence for Statistics & Computing Research Job

  • Degree in Statistics / Computer Science (either Statistician with good programming skills or Computer Scientist with sufficient training in Statistics)
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience
  • Ability to program in R and clearly document code
  • Ability to use scripting languages
  • Data management skills – ideally experience with large databases including development of data dictionaries, data cleaning logs – (knowledge of REDCap an advantage)
  • Good level of ICT skill (understanding of basics of Linux and MySQL)
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Good team player


How to Apply

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