Position: RESEARCHER II – EPIDEMIOLOGY

We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated quantitative Researcher (Level 2) to be part of our epidemiology portfolio. The successful applicant will be part of a team of researchers working on cutting edge public health research questions that contribute to the evidence-base for improving access to, and delivery of health services for HIV, TB and other health challenges. The position is based at the head office in Johannesburg, but may require travel primarily within SubSaharan Africa, and possibly globally. Overtime/weekend hours and working in rural areas and/or underresourced circumstances will be required from time to time. This is a fixed-term contract.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Contribute to research development, design, and implementation
  • Preparing ethics applications for ethic committee review and adhering to ethics guidelines and
    protocols.
  • Data collection and management, including: 1) developing standard operating procedures for
    data collection; 2) creating data entry databases and working with data capturers to collect high
    quality data; 3) organising and conducting data monitoring; and 4) creating analytical datasets.
  • Analysing and managing large dataset using standard statistical tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of Stata and any other data management and statistical software
  • Working with senior researchers and principal investigators on the development of original
    research manuscripts and abstracts for publication and presentation.
  • Working in an interdisciplinary team environment with other health professionals.

Requirements

  • Masters’ degree in epidemiology, statistics, public health or related quantitative field
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years research experience or comparable professional experience
  • Expertise with data analysis software (e.g. SAS, STATA)
  •  Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience in using various research methodological designs
  • Experience with health communication
  • Training in behavioural science and knowledge of behavioural science principles
  • Good administrative skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel internationally (primarily within sub-Saharan Africa) for 1 to 2 weeks at time
  •  International work experience beneficial
  • Code 8 Drivers License (active driver)

Closing Date12/11/2022
32 Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown
Position TypePermanent
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