Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Nigeria (MGIC) is a non-profit affiliate of UMB with a mission to administratively support international operations of UMB Principal Investigators. Our purpose is to provide the administrative infrastructure for sizable and sustained operations outside of the U.S.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Biostatistician
Duration: One year, with the possibility of renewal subject to the availability.
- 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
- 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.
Application Closing Date
13th March, 2018.