Posted by:Vital Strategieson January 9, 2018 1:23 pm
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Job Description

The Position

Vital Strategies is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Biostatistician/Research Epidemiologist – TREAT TB Philippines.  Applicants should be Filipino nationals.

Background

TREAT TB is implementing a multi-year project in the Philippines to support the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) in applying international guidelines and research results to guide implementation of new treatment regimens for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The project’s objective is to support the NTP’s scale up under programmatic conditions of the 9-month regimen for MDR-TB (SSTR). One of the components of the project is Capacity Building in Operational Research focused on MDR-TB.

Overall Role

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical support for data management (including data collection, data cleaning and database design), and data analysis in connection with operational research protocols developed by the National TB program (NTP) and Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) related to the 9-month shortened treatment regimen and the use of bedaquiline to treat pre-XDR and XDR TB. The Consultant will report remotely to TREAT TB team and at the NTP, the Consultant will interface with the operational research (OR) teams at the NTP and the LCP, and TREAT TB in-country staff.

Specific Duties

Under the guidance of the TREAT TB team, the Consultant will undertake the following:

·      In coordination with the OR teams, NTP, and TREAT TB Team, develop and finalize data collection tools, create a database, and oversee data collection;

·      Assist the NTP and OR teams with data cleaning ensuring that a complete dataset is available for analysis;

·      Coordinate with partners (e.g., Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS)) and other government entities (e.g., the National TB Reference Laboratory) to access data collected by them and required to be included in a complete OR dataset;

·      Mentor and support the NTP and OR teams with finalization of data analysis plans and support teams with preliminary data analysis using statistical software, such as EpiData, SAS, R, SPSS or Stata;

·      Support the NTP and OR teams with interpretation of preliminary results and preparation of tables and graphs;

Qualifications and experience

 

Required

·      Post-graduate degree in relevant field (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health (with significant quantitative research coursework), or related health research degree) from a recognized university

·      At least 5 years of hands-on experience in the implementation of public health-related research projects including development, organization, and maintenance of study databases/data collection systems

·      Proficiency in public health research techniques (e.g., analysis of cohort data, including survival analysis, and complex clinical research data)

·      Good command and demonstrated experience in use of EpiData and one or more of Stata, R, SAS, or SPSS.

·      Prior experience in designing and working with databases and information systems for public health-related or medical research projects

·      Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Access)

·      English language proficiency

·      Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desirable

·      Demonstrated ability to mentor new researchers in data management, data analysis, data presentation and technical writing (reports or peer-reviewed publications)

·      At least 3 years of public health or clinical experience in TB-related programs or projects

·      Demonstrated publication history

·      Experience with implementation of operational research

Time Frame/Duration

The engagement is on a part-time basis and will be from February 2018 – July 2018, with a possibility to extend if needed.

Compensation

Compensation will be based on experience and earning history.

How to Apply

Please send a CV, cover letter, and fee expectations (including historical data with respect to past consultancy fees earned), to Dr. Leena Patel at [email protected] quoting reference “Biostatistician/Research Epidemiologist – TREAT TB Philippines” with the position applied for in the subject line.

Closing date for applications:

26 January 2018, unless a suitable candidate is identified earlier.The Position

Vital Strategies is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Biostatistician/Research Epidemiologist – TREAT TB Philippines.  Applicants should be Filipino nationals.

Background

TREAT TB is implementing a multi-year project in the Philippines to support the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) in applying international guidelines and research results to guide implementation of new treatment regimens for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The project’s objective is to support the NTP’s scale up under programmatic conditions of the 9-month regimen for MDR-TB (SSTR). One of the components of the project is Capacity Building in Operational Research focused on MDR-TB.

Overall Role

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical support for data management (including data collection, data cleaning and database design), and data analysis in connection with operational research protocols developed by the National TB program (NTP) and Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) related to the 9-month shortened treatment regimen and the use of bedaquiline to treat pre-XDR and XDR TB. The Consultant will report remotely to TREAT TB team and at the NTP, the Consultant will interface with the operational research (OR) teams at the NTP and the LCP, and TREAT TB in-country staff.

Specific Duties

Under the guidance of the TREAT TB team, the Consultant will undertake the following:

·      In coordination with the OR teams, NTP, and TREAT TB Team, develop and finalize data collection tools, create a database, and oversee data collection;

·      Assist the NTP and OR teams with data cleaning ensuring that a complete dataset is available for analysis;

·      Coordinate with partners (e.g., Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS)) and other government entities (e.g., the National TB Reference Laboratory) to access data collected by them and required to be included in a complete OR dataset;

·      Mentor and support the NTP and OR teams with finalization of data analysis plans and support teams with preliminary data analysis using statistical software, such as EpiData, SAS, R, SPSS or Stata;

·      Support the NTP and OR teams with interpretation of preliminary results and preparation of tables and graphs;

Qualifications and experience

 

Required

·      Post-graduate degree in relevant field (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health (with significant quantitative research coursework), or related health research degree) from a recognized university

·      At least 5 years of hands-on experience in the implementation of public health-related research projects including development, organization, and maintenance of study databases/data collection systems

·      Proficiency in public health research techniques (e.g., analysis of cohort data, including survival analysis, and complex clinical research data)

·      Good command and demonstrated experience in use of EpiData and one or more of Stata, R, SAS, or SPSS.

·      Prior experience in designing and working with databases and information systems for public health-related or medical research projects

·      Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Access)

·      English language proficiency

·      Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desirable

·      Demonstrated ability to mentor new researchers in data management, data analysis, data presentation and technical writing (reports or peer-reviewed publications)

·      At least 3 years of public health or clinical experience in TB-related programs or projects

·      Demonstrated publication history

·      Experience with implementation of operational research

Time Frame/Duration

The engagement is on a part-time basis and will be from February 2018 – July 2018, with a possibility to extend if needed.

Compensation

Compensation will be based on experience and earning history.

How to Apply

Please send a CV, cover letter, and fee expectations (including historical data with respect to past consultancy fees earned), to Dr. Leena Patel at [email protected] quoting reference “Biostatistician/Research Epidemiologist – TREAT TB Philippines” with the position applied for in the subject line.

Closing date for applications:

26 January 2018, unless a suitable candidate is identified earlier.


Qualification

Qualifications and experience

 

Required

·      Post-graduate degree in relevant field (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health (with significant quantitative research coursework), or related health research degree) from a recognized university

·      At least 5 years of hands-on experience in the implementation of public health-related research projects including development, organization, and maintenance of study databases/data collection systems

·      Proficiency in public health research techniques (e.g., analysis of cohort data, including survival analysis, and complex clinical research data)

·      Good command and demonstrated experience in use of EpiData and one or more of Stata, R, SAS, or SPSS.

·      Prior experience in designing and working with databases and information systems for public health-related or medical research projects

·      Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Access)

·      English language proficiency

·      Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desirable

·      Demonstrated ability to mentor new researchers in data management, data analysis, data presentation and technical writing (reports or peer-reviewed publications)

·      At least 3 years of public health or clinical experience in TB-related programs or projects

·      Demonstrated publication history

·      Experience with implementation of operational research 

Contact Employer

Address:
DOH Sta. Cruz Manila
Company Web Site :
www.vitalstrategies.org