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- Reviewing and critiquing research proposals and draft data collection instruments.
- Advising post-graduate students and researchers with quantitative research design (experimental and survey design), sampling design, questionnaire design, and development of an analysis plan.
- Supporting the researcher during the data capture phase of their project
- Conducting statistical analysis or supporting the researcher to conduct analysis and facilitating feedback meetings to explain statistical results
- Mentoring of data analysts and student technical assistants
- Building research capacity of post-graduate students and academics at the UJ through workshops and training
- Honours degree (NQF 8) or equivalent qualification in Statistics, Mathematics or an equivalent discipline, with 2 to 3 years’ job-related experience in one of the listed disciplines
- Two year minimum experience conducting research in a university or equivalent
- Two year minimum experience working with a statistical computer package such as SPSS, SAS or Statistical
- Two year minimum experience working with computer-based data preparation and analysis of data
- Good knowledge of research methodology, sampling and questionnaire design
- Good knowledge of basic and intermediate statistics
- Meticulous and detail-focused
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Ability to identify and mitigate risks
- Collegial and emotionally intelligent
- Ability to work in a pressurised environment and independently
- High level of integrity and ethical standards
- Good judgement and decision-making skills
- Excellent critical thinking skills
- Sound report writing and interpretation skills
- Masters or Doctorate qualification or equivalent in Statistics, Mathematics or an equivalent discipline
- Self-starter with strong self-management skills
- Good knowledge of advanced statistical procedures
Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.
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