Research Analyst - Field MIHM

 

Job Title:

Research Analyst (Statistics)

Function:

MIHM

Reports to position:

Research Director– MIHM

Location:

Mohali

Reportees to Position:

Interns on project basis

Band:

FT

 

Job Purpose

Responsible for developing research design, survey instruments; performing statistical analyses; presenting findings and writing manuscripts

 

Job Outline

The Research Analyst (Statistics) position requires significant training and experience in empirical research and management. The holder of this position is involved in two projects with respect to tuberculosis care.

Primary area of work would include (i) impact evaluation (ii) formulation of hypotheses, (iii) perform sample size calculations, (iv) design surveys and questionnaires, and (v) execute statistical analysis. Other work includes (i) presentation of results to different stakeholders, and (ii) writing of manuscripts, reports and presentations for knowledge dissemination.

About the project: The two projects that this candidate will work on are funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and are described below:

·   A randomized control trial to study the impact of monitoring methods using digital technologies, such as 99DOTS, MERM and Refill Monitoring on TB treatment. The primary objective is to study how these monitoring methods impact the patient’s adherence and clinical outcomes. The trial will involve implementation of specific interventions, collection of primary data (surveys and interviews) as well as secondary programmatic data, which will then be analyzed to estimate the impact of the interventions. Additionally, qualitative studies will be conducted to understand the behavioral mechanisms driving the impact.

·  Evaluation of the Private Provider Engagement (PPE) strategy is a study funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and in partnership with the Foundation for Medical Research and the Central TB Division to conduct a broad assessment of the impact of the PPE strategy on TB patient pathways to diagnosis and treatment initiation, quality of care, financial burden to patients and their families, and treatment outcomes. This study will use a combination of primary and secondary data to measure the exposure of TB patients to various elements of PPE strategy at the patient, provider and community levels and then measure their impact on relevant outcomes. In this project, ISB’s primary role is to estimate the impact of various PPE strategy components on relevant patient outcomes through statistical analysis of primary and secondary data.

 

Job Specification

Knowledge / Education

Specific Skills

Desirable Experience

1.    Master's degree in statistics, epidemiology, operations, economics, public health or public policy, or equivalent degree program with demonstrated training in quantitative methods.

2.    Graduates with other degrees may also be considered if they have relevant experience  and can demonstrate the relevant skills.

1.    Exceptional ability to (i) understand and execute statistical/econometric analyses, and (ii) interpret data and analyze trends

2.    Strong writing and verbal skills in English and ability to communicate complex quantitative analyses in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

3.    Independently carry out research activities and maintain high quality and integrity of work process and results

4.    Keen attention to detail and excellent record keeping skills

5.    Responsive to mentorship from professors and senior researchers to produce high-quality outputs in the defined timeframe

 

1.    At least 2 years of professional experience with prior experience in leading statistical research/ statistical data analysis will receive strong preference.

2.    Proficiency in at least one statistical and computational packages in addition to MS Excel such as R, Python, and STATA is essential

3.    Knowledge of the healthcare sector will be a strong plus.

4.    Prior experience with randomised control trials will be an added advantage

5.    Extensive experience in summarizing and presenting findings in reports, articles, etc. to varied audience

 

 

Job Interface/Relationships:

Internal

External

§  Department: MIHM Research and Admin team

§  Other departments:  Grants team, Finance, Legal, web team and IT.

§  Grantor research/program team

§  Government officials.

§  Vendors & Consultants

 

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Key Responsibilities

% Time Spent

 

1)    Primary area of work would include (i) impact evaluation (ii) formulation of hypotheses, (iii) perform sample size calculations, (iv) design surveys and questionnaires, and (v) perform statistical analysis and tests.

2)    Proactively identify and help solve problems related to design of experiments and statistical analyses using traditional and/or non-traditional statistical methodologies

3)    Delivers results for dissemination in various formats such as journals, reports, white papers and presentations

4)    Promotes and facilitates the dissemination of key system learnings to the greater healthcare community via preparation of analysis sections of manuscripts, research outputs and local/national presentations

a)    Leads analytic and other portions of such documentation

b)    Coordinates statistical analysis activities and manages projects that vary in size and scope

5)    Supports new research project development by leading technical exploration of potential new impact evaluations with ISB affiliated professors

100%

 

Total Time Spent on All Responsibilities

100%

 

Any Other Significant Input

Send an email to maxinstitute@isb.edu with subject line “Application for Research Analyst (Statistics) - 2022” with a copy of your CV and academic transcripts. Any evidence of written work and references by academics would be a strong positive. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. You will be contacted only in case you are shortlisted for an interview.

 

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