Data Specialist

Data Specialist

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Data Specialist

Details of the offer

The incumbent will be responsible for performing various data management, data entry, cleaning and
validation, processing and analysis functions in an accurate and timely fashion.
Minimum Requirements:

Diploma in Statistics or Computer Science

Minimum 2 years’ working experience in data management (data entry, cleaning and validation) preferably within a Clinical research set-up

Experience in managing and ensuring data quality

Have a good working knowledge of GCP requirements for clinical trials

Excellent working knowledge of statistical packages/programs (preferably R or STATA) and statistical analyses.

Experience with electronic data collection tools (CommCare, REDcap, ODK, etc.).

Knowledge of database languages, such as SQL or visual basic.

Desirable qualities, skills, and abilities:

Must have good writing, organizational & communication skills

Good judgment in problem-solving

Attention to detail and good work ethics

Ability to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines

Flexible and able to work with minimal supervision


Ensure timely data entry of completed and verified laboratory microscopy CRFs
Perform source data verification, validation and discrepancy management

Collate, query and clean data coming in from the field sites including flagging out inconsistencies and/or errors arising thereof as part of routine data checks

Provide timely feedback on identified SR component-specific data quality gaps

Completion of data clarification forms

Ensure all study paper forms are completed as per GCP standards with all relevant documentation

Storage of consent forms including all paper-based CRFs from field sites in Busia according to the SOP’s.

Supervise movement of datasheets and data files between the study clinics and KEMRI Alupe study office.

Provide feedback on data submission processes to ensure processes are streamlined and required information is being submitted per set timeframes.

Ensure that data security measures are adhered to

Documentation including both physical and electronic filing.

Assure data quality is maintained throughout.

Troubleshoot and solve common electronic data capture system problems.

Any other duties assigned by the Data Manager.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Diploma, Associate's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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