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Biostatistician at The Maryland Global Corporation Nigeria (MGIC)

Background:

The Maryland Global Corporation Nigeria (MGIC) an affiliate of the University of Maryland Baltimore is a Non- Governmental Organization funded by the US Government through the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) is a population -based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV specific indicator, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment program to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV program.

Position: Biostatistician

Position Overview:

The Biostatistician will support the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey which will be surveying 88,775 randomly selected households and 168,029 individuals in Nigeria to estimate HIV incidence, prevalence, viral load suppression among adults and children and to determine hepatitis B and C prevalence. The Biostatistician will apply his/her expertise in large scale survey statistics, methodology, including survey sampling and weighting methodology to generate valid national and sub-national estimates.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Through survey methodology, demography and geostatistical modelling techniques yield estimates of national and subnational HIV prevalence

Use geostatistical and geospatial modelling techniques

Provide survey statistics support, consultation, and analysis

Estimates the key population size

Implement sampling and weighting strategies for household and other data collection strategies

Develops weights for complex survey data .

Analyzes complex survey data

Develops and use macros or other procedures for automating statistical analysis

Communicates findings in written documentation and presentations

Assists in country report writing and writing peer-reviewed papers

Conducts statistical review of study protocols, SOPs, manuals, training materials, manuscripts, and other documents.

First 9 months of employment, this position is posted in Nigeria

Qualifications:

PhD in statistics or quantitative methods with survey and modeling experience.

Extensive experience in managing survey data

Familiarity with key data checks to be monitored during the survey

Ability to use core statistical skills for data analysis such as: quantitative and qualitative analysis, weighting, inference, validity and modeling

Good knowledge of data science and data science methods

Strong ability to work with appropriate coding/scripting languages

Ability to develop software for more advanced data processing tasks

Ability to apply data mining techniques to unstructured data sets such as time-series data, streaming data, sequence data, graph data, spatial data and multimedia data

Duration:

One Year with the possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds.

How to Apply:

Kindly fill the form on the link: https://goo.gl/forms/nvRjHCZdYUvqkuq52

CLOSING DATE: on 13th March, 2018.

 

 

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