Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Data Analyst.

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Position: Data Analyst (1 Position) K MR 6 Vacancy No. FN-03-11-2022

Reports to: Study Coordinator and Study Principal Investigators

Location: Kisumu

Duration: 9 Months Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop study and project data collection tools for specific projects and determine the types and sizes of sample groups to be used in conjunction with study investigators
  • Set up and maintain high-quality research databases on REDCap and ODK with other data collection tools.
  • Train, supervise, and oversee data collection teams, including clinicians, research assistants, and community health workers, as needed throughout the project to ensure high-quality study data at all levels.
  • Responsible for weekly data cleaning and reporting of high-quality research data, as well as identifying and managing threats to data integrity in collaboration with study teams
  • Analyze and reports the results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables.
  • Presentation of statistical and non-statistical results using charts, bullets, and graphs in meetings or conferences to audiences such as clients, peers, and students.
  • Use various statistical software, methods, and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret research data to derive useful information for research data.
  • Reporting and liaising with trial investigators on the quality of the data, and resolving any errors according to the study protocol.
  • Assist in preparing clinical trial documents and reports, protocols, investigator brochures, scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and responses to requests from regulatory agencies, local Institutional Review Board, and other health authorities.
  • Reviews and analyzes safety reporting and other aspects of clinical trial monitoring.
  • Assist in planning data collection methods in both facility-based and community-based projects in collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Help develop and test experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods.
  • Discuss and interpret results with colleagues and collaborators in the trial/study.
  • Ensuring deadlines and project milestones relating to data and analyses are met in collaboration with members of the research team and external collaborators as necessary.
  • Mentorship and support of junior investigators affiliated with the project.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the study Coordinator and designated supervisors

Required Qualifications:

  • A Degree in mathematics or statistics and 2 years’ experience – or equivalent – in a similar position with demonstrated research experience, preferably in the health sciences.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Great attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with one or more statistical packages (including Stata, R, SPSS or SAS) or other research databases.
  • Excellent skills on REDCap and ODK.
  • Prior experience working in HIV care or research
  • Demonstrated research experience, preferably in the health sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing as evidenced by publications or project reports
  • Proficiency with statistical and data management procedures (data cleaning, manipulation, summarization, tables, listings, graphics, and inferential statistical output) and report generation

How to Apply

  1. All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
  2. Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of the Email
  3. Must include a current CV with names of at least three referees.
  4. Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: hrrctp@kemri-rctp.org not later than 2nd December, 2022.


Only short-listed candidates will be contact.