Opening For Junior Biostatistician - Imperial College London

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Opening For Junior Biostatistician - Imperial College London

 Job Ref: SM212-14
Applications are invited to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology located at the St Mary’s campus, Paddington. The department is based within a five star research institute equipped with the latest technologies and facilities within Imperial College London’s School of Public Health.  
 
The post holder will join the team of The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI). The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) works to improve the health and development of the world’s poorest populations by eliminating the poverty sustaining and life-threatening effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and intestinal worms (hookworm, whipworm and roundworm).
 
The SCI group was originally funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Programme and is currently funded by multiple public and private donors, including the End Fund and the UK Department for International Development (DfID).
 
SCI is recommended as a top charity by www.givingwhatwecan.org in the UK and is one of the two international charities recommended by www.givewell.org in the USA, due to SCI’s track record and excellent cost-effectiveness.
 
The post holder will work as a member of a small team, providing statistical and data management support to a range of countries in sub-Saharan Africa during the implementation of National Neglected Tropical Disease Control Programmes, particularly focused on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) control. They will work closely with the Senior Biostatistician, the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, as well as colleagues at the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD), Liverpool.
 
The post holder will be responsible for managing datasets generated during programmatic activities, applying statistical analyses to these datasets, and preparing reports summarizing results for the countries concerned, under the supervision of the Senior Biostatistician and Senior M&E manager. The datasets will largely relate to schistosomiasis and STH mapping surveys, as well as programmatic monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, for example studies to assess the impact of control programmes, and treatment coverage surveys. They will also be expected to assist in developing protocols for these activities (including sample size calculations), to enable effective design of programmes and evaluations of intervention impact.
 
The successful applicant will have an MSc or equivalent experience in one or more of the following: statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or a related quantitative discipline. You will also have experience in managing, manipulating and applying statistical analyses to large and complex datasets.
 
The post is full time for a fixed-term until 31st December 2018.
 
For informal enquiries please contact Ms Fiona Fleming or Dr. Michelle Clements (f.fleming@imperial.ac.uk / michelle.clements@imperial.ac.uk).
 
Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment.  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.