Researcher

Main purpose of the job

To design and implement research projects and programme evaluations, conduct analysis of data and publish scientific articles.

Location

Hillbrow, Johannesburg

Key performance areas

  • Research and evaluation design, implementation, analysis and dissemination
    • Write grant proposals
    • Conduct literature review to determine what research has been done and what  gaps in knowledge are
    • Develop research and programme evaluation protocols
    • Obtain approval from relevant ethics and other regulatory bodies
    • Develop research and programme evaluation tools
    • Supervise fieldwork (data collection, interviews etc) and where necessary conduct data collection
    • Ensure quality data management
    • Conduct data analysis according to agreed data analysis plan
    • Write or contribute to peer reviewed publications (2 per year)
    • Collaborate with other investigators on related studies and evaluations
    • Disseminate research findings internally and externally including presentations at research days and conferences
  • Capacity development (internal and external)
    • Coach and train team members to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skills required by the organisation.
    • Contribute towards the development of knowledge within the team by identifying relevant training needs and topics
    • Develop relevant training material and presentations
    • Conduct ad hoc research training interventions
    • Participate and actively contribute to social science forum/Stata users group
    • Participate actively in fora as required
    • Promote harmony, teamwork and sharing of information

Required minimum education and training

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Demonstrated publication record

Required minimum work experience

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years research experience in a public health or related field

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • Certification in good clinical practice
  • Proven technical expertise in the chosen discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing research projects
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis software
  • Able to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Assertive, confident and adaptable
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software i.e. STATA or related packages

Demands of the job

  • Travelling ( national and international) and working outside of normal working hours may be required

Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, clearly state which vacancy and area you are applying for and forward your detailed CV to: Yhiba Carmichael-Ginindza at yginindza@witshealth.co.za or fax:  0867102864.

The closing date is 11 March 2015.

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