31 Jul 2014

Biostatician Job Vacancy

Meru County Government

County Public Service Board

The Meru County Government wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 and section 451, 150 and 510 of the County Government Act No.17 of 2012

Department of Health
Job Group ‘K’
1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applying statistical methods to medical and scientific research,
  • Interpretation of data and developing research studies.
  • Determine the procedures used in data collection for research studies and are essential in the publishing of scientific research.
  • Review and reinterpret data from previous studies to determine if any valuable information or data was overlooked or incorrectly analysed.
  • Analysing genetic data and disease occurrence.
  • Analyse archival data such as birth, death, and disease records.
  • Write research proposals or grant applications for submission to external bodies.
  • Calculate sample size requirements for clinical studies.
  • Planning and executing professional development and provide expertise and leadership in solving complicated problems and upholding company goals.
  • Any other duties assigned by the office.

Requirements for Appointments

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Possess a degree in biostatistics or a related field, such as mathematics or biology.
  • Must have a comprehensive background in science, math, and most importantly in (bio) statistics.
  • Five (5) years of experience in the relevant field.
  • One should also have a working knowledge of the statistical computer applications like SAS, MS Windows applications, and experience with the creation and design of clinical studies.
  • Must be logical, cautious and methodical, innovative and flexible, and at the same time have the skills to design new processes to collect and examine data when new challenges arise.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the commitment to the National values and principle of Public Service Governance as espoused in the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Article 10 and 232.

How to Apply:
All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left hand-side the position you are applying for and addressed to:

The Secretary,
County Public Service Board,
P.O. Box 120-60200,

Important information to all Applicants:

Meru County Government is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The applications should reach the Secretary on or before Friday 8th August 2014

NB. Applicants should seek clearance from:

Kenya Revenue Authority
Higher Education Loans Board
Criminal Investigation Department
Commission for Higher Education; for those with certificates from Private and foreign institutions

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