|Company||Human Sciences Research Council|
|Reference #||HSCCCBR DS 2021|
|Location||Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.
The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) exists within the Division of Human and Social Capabilities (HSC). The mission of the CCBR is to understand, identify and improve community wellbeing by exploring, describing and addressing health, education, and quality of life through novel mixed-methods approaches that combines multidisciplinary capacities, and to serve as a hub for knowledge generation, capacity building and training.
Through engagement and advocacy for community-informed approaches, the CCBR is a champion for this work within the Division and across the HSRC. The CCBR currently have staff in both Durban and Pietermaritzburg with plans to grow activities and capacity beyond the borders of the Sweetwaters office.
The CCBR is looking for a suitably qualified person to take on the responsibilities of a data analyst for research projects implemented at the Sweetwaters office. The successful candidates will be assigned to provide support to multi-year projects delivering and evaluating health and behavioral interventions in the community setting. This position is offered on a 36-month contract.
Data Analyst X 1
•Write-up study design, sample size and analysis plan of proposals.
•Conduct complex statistical analysis.
•Developing relevant procedures for data processing and quality checking
•Supervise query resolution and provide routine data query reports
•Develop reporting summaries project operational data and key data indicators in discussion with the project leaders and investigators using Ms Excel pivot tables or relational database techniques
•Ability to interact with relevant stakeholders on statistical issues at the Health and Epidemiological project levels for research translation.
•Ability to communicate statistical concepts and information to non-statisticians in Health and Clinical Sciences.
•Evidence of engagement, teaching and training of either fellow staff or from university/public health/research institutions or stakeholders.
•Conduct training and support data transfers from data collection and processing tools
•Supervise timely data entry within agreed benchmarks for completion and data quality
Preference will be given to applicants with:
•Commitment to working as part of a multi-disciplinary research team
•Hold a Masters degree in statistics, biostatistics, or biometry
•At least 4 years’ experience in clinical and health research environments.
•Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
•Evidence of academic background and peer-reviewed ISI publication history
•Proficient in programming in at least one statistical software.
•Oral presentations on at least 3 conferences/seminars/meetings in biostatistics.
Note: The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise or an oral presentation in the competencies required for the position.
Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com/
Please indicate the reference number in the subject line. Applications that do not adhere to this requirement will not be considered. For further information about the HSRC or the post please consult our website (www.hsrc.ac.za). For enquiries, and not applications, you may also contact Alastair van Heerden, ([email protected]).
The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its South African Citizen senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled.
Closing date: 05 August 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight (8) weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.
|Job Closing Date||05/08/2021|