Internship (Data Analyst) – 12 months contract

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Job TitleInternship (Data Analyst) – 12 months contract
Organization NameThe Department of Molecular medicine and Haematology
Department Description
VACANCYJob title: Internship (Data Analyst) – 12 months contract

Type: Permanent  ☐ Fixed Term  ☒ Temporary  ☐      

Main purpose of the job:
The Department of Molecular medicine and Haematology (of the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Pathology, Faculty of health Science, Johannesburg, South Africa), a syndicate of the Wits Health Consortium, is seeking a student Data Analyst to join the Research and Development (R&D) team. This position involves managing the analysis and delivery of information to stakeholders, as well as applying research questions to national data for COVID-19, TB and HIV disease control. This will entail the utilization of analytical, statistical, and programmatic software and skills to advance the development and integration of data structures. The student will be required to work together with the R&D data team, providing support to pathologists, scientists, and program managers who manage a portfolio of innovative projects to improve COVID-19, TB and HIV patient healthcare. This position is in an academic environment providing the candidate an opportunity to continue their scientific and academic career.

Location: Wits Medical School, Parktown

Closing date: 15 December 2021

Submit detailed CV to: [email protected]

Advert reference number: Internship_01In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
Brief Description
·Assist in organizing, conceptualizing and conducting large, advanced spatial analyses as part of a data team.
·Develop database schemas and analytical methods needed to support project goals.
·Review existing or incoming data for accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness of documentation.
·Assist in the update and circulation of national and laboratory briefs for COVID-19.
·Communicate and collaborate with team members and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, both technical and non-technical.
·Work with team members to identify information needs and develop/enhance/modify reporting structures.
·Write and present scientific reports and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals and abstract driven conferences.
·Perform literature searches in order to supplement specialist knowledge.
·Maintain or modify existing data and spatial databases.
·Analyse and report on patterns and trends through data and spatial mapping of data. 

Required minimum education and training
BSc (Hons.) in Data Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Science or a related field. 

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
•Preference will be given to students who are currently completing a MSc Degree
•Intermediate knowledge of programming languages (e.g., Python, R) and relational database management system software (e.g., SQL)
•Knowledge of statistical analysis and statistical software programmes (e.g., STATA, SAS, SPSS)
•Understanding of the design of database architectures, data warehouses, data migrations, visual design/ dashboards
•Knowledge of data quality management practices and data security and privacy
•GIS software knowledge and experience including Esri GIS core products (e.g., ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online) and an understanding of geospatial (GIS) reporting
•Research interest in priority diseases
•Knowledge or interest in epidemiology practices
•Advanced communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
•Ability to translate technical information to non-scientific team members
•Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure
•Must be able to multi-task and prioritize tasks within multiple ongoing projects
•Ability to work independently
•Attention to detail 
Detailed Description
Job Requirements
Additional Details
How To Apply
Closing date : 15 December 2021 

Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to [email protected]. 

The subject heading of the email must read Internship_01 and the job title of position applying for.

Please include the following documentation:·         

A cover letter (maximum one page) that clearly states which vacancy you are applying for·         
A detailed CV

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