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    Assistant Professor, Epidemiology - Nairobi, Kenya - Aga Khan University

    Aga Khan University
    Aga Khan University Nairobi, Kenya

    1 month ago

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    ABOUT THE COMPANY

    Aga Khan University's vision is to serve the developing world and Muslim societies in innovative and enduring ways. It is committed to the development of human capacities through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, and application through service.​

    JOB SUMMARY

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Department of Population Health (DPH) is comprised of a highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary team with expertise in medical, public health, social, demography, statistical and policy sciences with a vision to contribute to the health of populations, particularly those most in need, by using a population health science approach.RequirementsA PhD in Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology, Research Methods or any closely related fieldBA and /or MSc in any of the above or closely related fieldsResearch experience as a lead researcher and/or key member of a research team.Experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate students at the University or mentorship of interns/ students in a research environment.Demonstrated application of epidemiological methods in research, preferably in the health sciences.Experience implementing research projects.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Epidemiologist will be responsible for teaching research and epidemiological methods and providing methodological support to research projects conducted by faculty in the Medical College as well as under and post-graduate students. S/he will write/lead and contribute to strengthening research grant proposals by developing, maintaining and implementing rigorous methodological frameworks and resources for research. The incumbent will be expected to develop an academic career in applied aspects of epidemiology in health research. As an academic member of the Department of Population Health, the incumbent will:Teach research/epidemiological methods courses to residents and students in the Medical College.Provide epidemiological/ methodology advisory services for students' and residents' dissertation projects and specific faculty projects.Develop and maintain research methodological quality assessment protocols and continuously monitor and advise research projects on data quality issues.Contribute core expertise in epidemiology and epidemiological statistics disciplines to research projects within the department.Provide support in interpreting epidemiological and statistical analyses to colleagues and researchers in the department and college.Schedule and prepare project reports of epidemiological analyses for study teams and for scientific publications.

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    Exam preparation and grading, Training program planning, Research planning, Teaching

    REQUIRED EDUCATION

    Post-graduate education



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