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  • Posted: Sep 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 54gene was founded in 2019 by Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong to address the significant gap in the global genomics market: Nearly 90% of genetic material used in pharmaceutical research is caucasian. Only 2% is African, despite the fact that Africans and people of African ancestry are more genetically diverse than all other world populations combined.
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    Department: Research, Ethics & Governance
    Status: Full-Time, Exempt
    Reports to: Research Data Insight Lead
    Industry: Biotechnology

    Job Description

    • We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about research to join our team at 54gene.
    • Under limited supervision, the epidemiologist would have knowledge of advanced statistical methods to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges in a clinical research environment.

    Essential Functions:

    • Responsible for supporting the operational teams in the management and implementation of epidemiological studies: involved in the strategic plan, discussion, study design, protocol review, data collection, compilation and interpretation and scientific writing for publication, as well as literature reviews and compilation of existing epidemiologic data.
    • Designs manage and evaluate large, country-level studies.
    • Thoroughly understand and advise on the development of the Study Methodology and Data collection process 
    • Plan and coordinate scientific dissemination of epidemiology data, in consultation with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Provide assistance with interpretation of statistical analysis for peer review.
    • Contributes to grant proposals, protocols, data analysis plans and management, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings.
    • May participate in peer-reviewed manuscript authorship and occasional travel to scientific conferences.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.

    Education and Certifications:

    • MS or MPH Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related quantitative discipline;
    • 2+ years of experience preferred
    • PhD Degree in related fields encouraged to apply as well.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Past experience working on research studies involving retrospective data collection from medical records. Bonus: past experience working at/with a biotech or pharmaceutical company or clinical training/experience
    • Past experience designing survey questions and electronic case report forms (CRFs).  Bonus: Experience working with SurveyCTO or Qualtrics
    • Strong experience conducting statistical analysis using SPSS, STATA or R
    • Proven experience working on abstracts or publications: First or second author in at least ONE public health-related article.  
    • Resourceful and self-motivated; you’re not afraid to dive into a complex problem and wear lots of hats to get the job done
    • Passion for research involved in Africa and addressing unmet medical needs.
    • Experience in data collection, analysis, and written reports summarizing data collected.
    • Must have an understanding and the ability to interpret quantitative methods applied to observational data sources
    • Experience with writing protocols in general and particularly the statistical methods sections of study proposals and/or proposal requests is required
    • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including peer-reviewed publications.
    • Expertise in epidemiologic methods including study design (cross-sectional, cohort, case-cohort, case-control, and randomized designs), study conduct, critical operational monitoring, and data analysis and interpretation.
    • Great communication skills are required.

    Method of Application

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    • 54gene celebrates diversity and is proud to be an inclusive employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, marital status, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a mental or physical disability, or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristics.
    Interested and qualified? Go to 54gene on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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