Data Manager/Biostatistician

ANRS, the national agency for research on AIDS and viral hepatitis, was set up in France in 1992 to meet the challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. From 1994 onwards, the agency joined forces with resource-limited countries by funding numerous research proposals and then by creating research sites in Africa, Asia, and South America. In 2011 ANRS devoted one-quarter of its budget to research projects on HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis in these countries.

Collaborations between teams of French and Vietnamese researchers began in 1988 and the ANRS site in Vietnam was officially created on 6 January 2000. Most ANRS-funded studies are conducted in Ho Chi Minh City, with support from the Pasteur Institute and the city’s hospitals, in the framework of national (VAAC) and provincial (PAC) programs in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The studies now extend to the north of the country, notably Hài Phòng, and are run by teams of clinicians, virologists, microbiologists, immunologists, and researchers in the human and social sciences.

The Data Manager/Biostatistician is required to manage ANRS funded projects data. He/she is based in the ANRS office, in the Clinical Research Unit of the Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. He/she will be in direct relation with the study coordinators and with physicians working in the department.
Protocol development
- To participate to the discussion on protocols methodology and statistical issues
- To elaborate statistical analyses plan with study coordinators CRF and database design and validation / Data management procedure
- To review and approve CRF design, data review ground rules and database design according to protocol
- To collaborate to the development of the data management Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and documentation such as data capture and data management guidelines
- To design and develop databases, including testing logic checks, using specific software (e.g. Microsoft Office ACCESS software)
Data management
- To oversee the data-entry and data-management process
- Generate and run queries to assure database accuracy, completeness, consistency
- Ensure, together with the study monitors the resolution these queries (abnormal, missing or inconsistent values)
- Ensure database corrections and update when needed
- To ensure timely database lock and release of data for interim and final analyses Analysis and Reporting
- To produce regular activity reports of the study
- To carry out statistical analysis as planned, using advanced statistical software packages (e.g. SAS, SPSS, STATA, ...) and produce statistical analysis reports
Study over sighing activities
- To interact with all clinical staff:
- To provide to the study team tools needed for the study and patient follow-up: provisional agenda of the patient visit, provisional weekly site activities according to inclusions
- Prepare and implement data specific training programs and materials
- To participate in weekly coordination meetings and event coding meetings
- To perform other duties as assigned (i.e. preparation of status reports, as required)
Selection Criteria:
- Bachelor or Master’s degree in the fields relevant to data-management and statistics
- Two-year experience in data management and statistical analysis
- Clinical and/or operational research experience is an asset
- Strong interest in health issues and medical research
- Ability to work autonomously taking responsibility for own actions
- Work precisely according to procedures, rules and regulations
- Excellent ability to meet deadlines
- Recognise recurring issues and analyse their causes in order to reach a solution
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Vietnamese and English
- Speaking French is an asset
Interested candidates should send the following documents to [email protected] and to: [email protected] by 31th December, 2012:
- A one-page cover letter highlighting why the candidate thinks he/she is the right person for the job.
- CV (3 pages maximum) detailing professional experiences, relevant qualifications and contact names and details of referees

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2012-12-31