Senior Biostatistician / Data Scientist

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The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Basel, Switzerland

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The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at the local, national and international level. About 850 people from more than 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.

The Department of Medicine (MED), within Swiss TPH, is built on the foundation of clinical medical services, diagnostics, pharmaceutical medicine and clinical research. Within our Clinical Statistics and Data Management group we are seeking a highly motivated

Senior Biostatistician / Data Scientist

The Statistician will contribute to different projects that require both analytical skills and excellent communication. The applicant will support the research activities of several projects both in the MED department at Swiss TPH and in resource-limited settings. The Statistician will collaborate with other departments at Swiss TPH.

Specific tasks

  • Collaborate with clinicians on various projects in different disease areas
  • Work with data managers to specify data management processes for studies
  • Design and analyze data from observational studies or clinical trials
  • Provide statistical support and input to members of the MED department
  • Contribute to teaching courses for the Masters in Epidemiology degree
  • Presents data at conferences and meetings where needed

Experience and skill requirements

  • Masters or PhD in Statistics
  • Good programming skills in Stata (preferred) or R
  • Experience in design and analysis of regulatory or early phase clinical trials is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enjoys close collaboration in small teams
  • Flexible to collaborate in a complex project and to manage a variety of responsibilities

Please submit your application online via the link provided below

If you are interested, please submit your application with CV, motivational letter, reference letters and diploma, your salary expectations, names and contact information (email or phone) of 3 references.

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool: Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.

There is no closing date for application, but we encourage applicants to submit their application as soon as possible. As long as the position is published on the website of Swiss TPH it is still open

Job Profile
Start Date: September 2020 or upon agreement
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 2 years
Percentage: 60-100%


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