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Côte d'Ivoire or Mali

Full Time (On Site)

January 17, 2023

English & French



Muso is looking for a biostatistician who can design and lead the statistical analysis of research studies conducted by the organization. As a member of the research team, the biostatistician will be responsible for supervising a team of data managers to ensure best practice in data management. They will contribute to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of research studies through their statistical expertise.


The Biostatistician will be responsible for:

  • Design and conduct statistical analyses relevant to Muso's research priorities, using primary and secondary data sources.

  • Contribute to the development of research protocols by providing statistical expertise.

  • Participate in the selection of the appropriate study design to answer the main research questions.

  • Participate in the design of data collection instruments, including survey questionnaires, to answer the main research questions.

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of research, including cluster randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental studies, and interrupted time series analyses of routine health data.

  • Produce reports describing the statistical methods used and the results of statistical analysis. 

  • Contribute to the interpretation of study results and the writing of scientific reports and publications and participate in oral presentations.

  • Lead and mentor a team of data managers to ensure best practice in data management and good quality research data.

  • Lead data managers in the development of standard operating procedures for data collection, verification, correction, if necessary, and management and storage using appropriate data management and statistical analysis software.

  • To contribute to the development of the statistical skills of the research team, through mentoring.

Required Skills and Experiences

Academic and technical qualifications required

  • Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field

  • At least two years experience as a practicing medical statistician

  • Working on interventional and observational epidemiological studies in low and middle-income settings

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English

  • At least limited working proficiency in French

Key experience / Technical and functional skills

  • Excellent statistical and mathematical skills

  • Excellent analytical skills using Stata

  • Proven ability to write statistical analysis plans, including in English

  • Demonstrate an understanding of confounding and effect modification in epidemiological studies and knowledge of statistical approaches to deal with these phenomena

  • Experience in using linear, logistic, and Poisson regression to analyze epidemiological data

  • High level of precision and attention to detail

  • Excellent data management skills, with proven experience in designing programs to assure and control the quality of research data automatically.

  • Ability to communicate results and findings to non-statisticians

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent organization and time management


  • Experience in conducting time series analysis of routine data from DHIS2

  • Experience in the analysis of mortality data

  • Experience in statistical analysis methods of randomized (cluster) trials

  • Experience in training and capacity building of other researchers in medical statistics

  • Experience in team management

  • Experience in designing data collection instruments

  • Experience in managing complex or large-scale survey data

  • Experience in working closely with data managers

  • Experience in writing database specifications and documentation

  • Experience in R

  • Experience using various database management systems, such as SQL and NoSQL.

  • Experience in the use of database management software such as ODK

  • Demonstrated commitment to health care as a human right and to social justice.

Interpersonal Skills and Leadership

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively

  • Ability to adapt to rapid change

Preferred skills


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to with "Biostatistician" in the subject line.

Application deadline: no later than Friday, February 3, 2023 before midnight. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


We propose attractive remuneration and health insurance. This position will receive paid time off in line with local regulations. This role will also receive support for professional development opportunities.

Muso is an equal-opportunity employer. We believe in building a diverse community and strongly encourage all applicants with lived experience in underrepresented communities to apply.

This new position is an incredible opportunity for anyone to bring their technical skills to bear in a management and strategic leadership role that significantly impacts patients at scale.

  • Location: Côte d'Ivoire or Mali

  • Department: Research

  • Reports to: Senior Research Manager

  • Languages: Français et Anglais

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