About The George Institute
We are a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities aiming to challenge the status quo in health care. With 700+ people around the world, and projects in over 40 countries, our Strategy 2025 is all about impact – specifically, the impact of The George Institute’s activities on the health of millions of people, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances around the world.
Our strategy focuses on three key research priorities:
- Better Treatments: finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
- Better Care: transforming primary health care to support better health for more people
- Healthier Societies: harnessing the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.
Here is a sample of the things we are doing to achieve our goal of having the greatest possible impact on global health:
- We are identifying better and safer treatments for our biggest killers like stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure;
- In many countries, our award winning FoodSwitch smartphone app is helping people make healthy food choices when shopping;
- In China, we ran a successful education and awareness program to reduce the amount of salt eaten by people by 25% each day
- In rural India, we have shown that mobile technology can help diagnose mental health, as well as help treat cardiovascular disease, and we’re looking at similar approaches to treating chronic diseases in Indonesia and China;
- Together with Aboriginal communities in NSW, Australia, we developed an innovative community led program to assist young Aboriginal drivers attain their license, now implemented in a dozen of locations;
We are developing an affordable dialysis machine, with potential to save millions of lives each year and transform the way kidney disease is treated globally.
The George Institute India
The George Institute, a wholly owned legal not-for-profit Indian research institute, has been conducting research related activities in India since 2002. The George Institute India’s mission mirrors that of the parent organization, namely the discovery and implementation of solutions to chronic and disabling health problems through research, policy development and capacity building.
A number of large-scale projects in population, health systems and clinical research, funded by a diverse group of sponsors, both public and private, are conducted in India. The George Institute India comprises two distinct operating groups: Research and Development, and Infrastructure and Resources. It has two separate offices - in Hyderabad and New Delhi, where the research staff and senior management are based.
Context and Role
Multimorbidity is a newly launched research progrmame at the George Institute. One of the projects within the progrmame focuses on uncovering multimorbidity patterns in Indian adults using population-based surveys, hospital records, and patient cohorts. This is 5-year project funded by DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance. The research fellow will be involved in all aspects of the project, particularly in data collation, curation, collection and analyses using statistical and machine learning tools and writing of manuscripts.
The Research Fellow will direcly report to Head, Biostatistics and Data Science India.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
The Research Fellow will be expected to:
- Access publicly available data, assist with data extraction from hospital medical records, and assist with primary data collection – develop tools and data management plan, help with database design, conduct data review
- Clean and prepare datasets for analyses
- Conduct scoping review of methods (for identifying multimorbidity clusters) and perform comparative analyses
- Analyze data using traditional statisticial methods and machine learning tools
- Assist with organization and conduct of meetings with expert advisory group about methods and data sources for identification of multimorbidity clusters
- Develop interactive dashboards and data visualization tools
- Writing of manuscripts, blogs, media articles
The Research Fellow should also assist with:
- Overlal coordination of the project
- Submission of ethics approvals
- Drafting of MoUs
- Management of project funds
- Hiring of research staff & interviewers
- Training, monitoring and supervision of interviewers and junior research staff
As a Team Member:
- Be responsible for the research administration and planning
- Participate in team meetings and activities
- Participate in special projects to improve processes, tools, systems and organisation;
- Take responsibility for personal learning and development and for setting achievable and meaningful work objectives and managing personal targets, meeting obligations of the Institute’s Performance Management and Development Policy;
- Demonstrate commitment to GI’s values, including performing to an exceptionally high ethical standard and focus on integrity, collaboration and teamwork in all efforts.
Work, Health and Safety
- Comply with GI’s Work Health and Safety Policy and related procedures, and similar policies which apply when visiting the premises of affiliates and collaborating sites.
- Promote and contribute to a safe, secure environment for staff and visitors.
- [FOR MANAGERS] Ensure direct reports understand and comply with safe work practice and procedures.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Masters/ Doctoral qualifications in Statistics/Biostatisticis/Data Science
- 3-5 years’ experience as a Biostatistician/Senior Biostatistician in an academic/health setting or related field
- Excellent working knowledge of at least one of SAS, R and Stata software
- In-depth understanding of probability and statistics theory
- Understanding of data management principles and public health research
- Applied knowledge of advanced statistical models, such as generalized linear models, survival analyses, repeated measures and mixed effects models
- Applied knowledge of machine learning tools, both supervised and unsupervised, such as, cluster analysis, factor analysis, latent class analysis, classification and regressin trees, random forests, and neural network.
- Experience managing projects, including project resourcing and planning
- Strong focus on quality and timely delivery of work.
- Well organized with good time management skills
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills with high level of proficiency in English
- Ability to work well and independently, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
- Ability to see the big picture, whilst still maintaining a focus on detail and implementation
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
How to apply:
Interested candidates should send their resume with full contact details, current and expected CTC/salary. Clearly mentioning the job title “Research Fellow (Multimorbidity)” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24th Nov 2022.
Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.
Everyone is encouraged to apply, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and mature-aged adults.
Type of career: Jobs
Application close date: 24/11/2022