Positions: Senior Biostatistician (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF)

Posted on 26 July 2022

Apply by   09 August 2022

About CHRF

Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) is a non-profit NGO based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Founded in 2007 by a multidisciplinary research group, we operate with the core mission to improve child health by facilitating appropriate policy decisions on treatment and prevention of infectious diseases through quality research and advocacy using available resources. We conduct research in four hospitals (Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dr. MR Khan Shishu hospital, Chittagong Ma-O-Shishu Hospital, and Kumudini Women’s Medical College) and five microbiology laboratories around the country. We collaborate with different organizations like World Health Organization, Edinburgh University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), etc.  

We invite applications for the positions of " Senior Biostatistician” to join our data management team.

Job location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Employment term: Fixed-Term

Vacancy: 1

Salary range: BDT 45,000 – 65,000/- (will depend on experience & position)

Benefits: Contributory provident fund and festival allowance (Eid/Puja/Christmas and Baishakhi)
Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the project team of biostatisticians and/or (statistical) programmers and share the knowledge 
  • Work closely with team to provide technical support in clinical and laboratory-oriented study design, sample size calculations and endpoint selection
  • Contribute to technical presentations/posters and publications of new methodologies
  • Work on significant and unique issues that require exercising independent judgment and developing/adapting methodology
  • Help to develop research proposals and protocols, specifically by determining the sample size and power calculations 
  • Clean the datasets and prepare those for analyses 
  • Write the program codes and validate statistical analyses
  • Work with the project specific teams to prepare reports and write manuscripts
  • Develop internal capacity in biostatistics via short courses and seminars   
  • Comply with all institute policies and SOPs as well as regulatory requirements for the programming, analysis and reporting of research projects
  • Analyzing data, making charts, tables, and other visuals
  • Develop codes in STATA or in R for computing selected indicators
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications, Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics/ Applied Statistics/ Biostatistics or related field
  • Candidates with minimum 1 to 3 years of experience in statistical analysis of data from large, long-term, observational epidemiological research studies or relevant sector is preferred
  • Strong understanding of fundamental statistical concepts and methodologies
  • Candidates with experience in managing demographic surveillance would be given priority
  • Strong command in written and oral English is required

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Experience in database development and administration
  • Good knowledge of statistical disclosure control methods and tools
  • Good knowledge in statistical softwares like STATA, R
  • Good knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Core Competency:

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Organizational awareness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Attentive to details 
  • Must have possess problem solving ability, critical thinking and management skill and be able to work independently 

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by completing the application form for Senior Biostatistician by 09 August 2022. It is mandatory to keep your CV under 3 pages & the letter of motivation under 1 page for the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

At CHRF, we believe in an equal opportunity for all. We will consider all qualified applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender or disability status.