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The UCRC is a collaborative partnership formed in 2013 between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Higher Education of Mali, the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali (USTTB), and the, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland.

This collaborative partnership aims to:

  • Facilitate the development of a coordinated clinical research program in Mali
  • Enhance the existing clinical research programs and facilitate their growth and sustainability
  • Stimulate clinical research in West Africa that is guided by international standards and principles
  • Develop an excellent research environment that will foster collaborations and attract researchers worldwide

Manage and/or lead delivery of statistical analyses and reporting services per timelines and project specifications.   It is expected that the Biostatistician will dedicate approximately 40 hours/week (5 day/week or 100% of full-time effort) for this position.  Ability to learn and comply with Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), applicable regulatory guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and, when applicable, CDISC DASH, STDM and ADaM Standards. The position will be based at the USTTB, UCRC, Bamako, Mali, and will report to Data Manager.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Actively participate in implementation of the vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
  • Represent the organization at scientific activities to enhance the organization’s profile
  • Promote UCRC values

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of study protocols, providing support with randomization schedule, database and statistical analysis
  • Works with project team to decide on appropriate study design and statistical methodology for routine designs.
  • Assists in the development of randomization schedule, sample size and power calculations.
  • Responsible for assuring that data for statistical analyses are accurate.
  • Assists in the implementation of protocol methodology and statistical analysis plans.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of statistical input into reports or decisions.
  • Assists in the development of alternative analysis strategies when changes to planned analyses are needed.
  • Responsible for computer programs that are accurate, efficient and well documented.
  • Assists in the development of the Statistical Methods section.
  • Responsible for accuracy of statistical tables and data listings, and accuracy of report text.
  • Identifies and corrects flaws in interpretation of results, inconsistency in presentation or inference.
  • Ensures accuracy of report text and consistency between summary tables in the body of reports and the corresponding statistical tables and listings.
  • Can clearly communicate basic statistical concepts to other scientists and nonscientists. Informs supervisor or manager on important issues in a timely manner.
  • Effectively mentors non-statistical peers with regard to basic statistical methodology and departmental operations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required skillset/Knowledge base

  • Ability to work on problems of moderate scope in which analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors
  • Understanding of clinical trials and the drug development process
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Ability to develop and implement problem solving techniques
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with people from diverse areas and disciplines
  • Knowledge of scientific terminology used in the biopharmaceutical/clinical environment
  • Incumbent must have a detailed understanding of automatic data processing, various department specific applications, including and R
  • Working knowledge of general principles related to statistics and data management analysis
  • Working knowledge of general principles related to statistics and data management analysis
  • Must be bilingual in French/English
  • Ability to translate written documents from French into English and vice versa
  • Ability to prepare power point presentations, executive written word document reports or other documents on behalf of Director
  • the ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in planning and accomplishing goals
  • Incumbent must have a detailed understanding of automatic data processing, various department specific applications, including R
  • Working knowledge of computing applications such as SAS/STAT and Python would be beneficial (however not required).

Minimum required education and experience

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with laboratory courses in a related discipline, or six (5) years related experience in lieu of degree. No experience required beyond a Master’s degree 

Physical requirement

Extensive use of computer monitor and keyboard

  • Extensive use of telephone requiring accurate perception of speech
  • Sitting of extended period of times
  • Occasional travel


To Apply: Email the following documents at the following Email addresses

  • An application letter:
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (with the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three referees and copy of certificate or diploma legalized),
  • a letter of motivation

Apply By: August 20th, 2019

  • Postulez avant le 20/08/2019
  • Applications have closed
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