Overview

POSITION: BIOSTATISTICIAN

Malawi Liverpool Wellcome (MLW) Programme Malawi Liverpool Wellcome (MLW) Programme

The Malawi Liverpool Wellcome (MLW) Programme (https://www.mlw.mw) is an internationally recognised centre for research and research training, funded by the Wellcome Trust in collaboration with the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences.

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of Malawi’s leading research organisations which manages a large portfolio of research grants from international funders.

MLW would like to engage a skilled and dynamic individual for the position of Biostatistician. The role provides an excellent opportunity for a post holder to work and provide statistical support to the various research groups while based in the Statistical Support Unit (SSU) within the core programme. The post holder will be reporting to the head of the SSU.

The broad function of the position is to provide statistical support and training to MLW research projects, to contribute to the unit’s applied statistical research agenda and to strengthen MLW’s engagement with the wider statistical community in Malawi.

The position will allow the post-holder to develop their career as a biostatistician and she / he will be supported in this professional development.

This is a Blantyre based position to be hosted at the MLW research facility for a period of two (2) years.

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or Medical Statistics, Demonstrable working experience/knowledge in study design, data analysis and solid knowledge of statistical methods.

Competency in at least one statistical programming environment (such as R, Stata or SAS) is a requirement and experience of working with high performance computing systems is highly desirable.

REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS

MLW offers an attractive remuneration package which includes a competitive salary package commensurate with the position, a medical aid scheme, 24 hours insurance cover, pension scheme, gratuity benefits redeemable once every year, among others.

MLW also offers opportunities such as scholarships, upgrading and training opportunities to employees. These are based on successful job performance and other set criteria.

MLW recognizes its responsibility in safeguarding and protecting communities, research participants and patients. Please note that successful candidates will be requested to undergo a safeguarding check prior to appointment and at regular time points during employment.

Those who wish to see a detailed job description should visit the MLW website https://www.mlw.mw.

MLW recognizes its responsibility in safeguarding and protecting communities, research participants and patients. Please note that successful candidates will be requested to undergo a safeguarding check prior to appointment and at regular time points during employment.

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications with copies of relevant certificates, and a detailed CV with 3 contactable referees to: vacancies@mlw.mw

Applications to arrive no later than close of business 24th June, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.