Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (MER) Advisor: Biostatistics

Imperial College London - Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine

Campus: St Mary’s Campus, Paddington

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), a research group based within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative works to improve the health and development of the world’s poorest populations by working to eliminate the poverty sustaining and life-threatening effects of schistosomiasis (SCH) and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections.

The Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (MER) Advisor: Biostatistics will work within the MER team providing statistical and data management support to a range of countries in sub-Saharan Africa during the implementation of Neglected Tropical Disease control programmes, particularly focused on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) control. They will work closely with the Senior MER Advisor: Biostatistics, the Head of MER, as well as the Programmes team at SCI.

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 MER Advisor: Biostatistics. The datasets will largely relate to schistosomiasis and STH mapping surveys, as well as programmatic 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 post holder will have a Postgraduate degree, or equivalent experience, in one or more of the following: statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or a related quantitative discipline, proven experience in managing, manipulating and applying statistical analyses to large datasets and demonstrated ability in the contribution to providing statistical/results information in a variety of media.

This is a full time, fixed term post available until 31 December 2018. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Fiona Fleming

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