Monday, February 22, 2016

Research Scientist (Biostatistician) - Public Health Foundation of India (Apply by: March 03, 2016)

Position Code : PHFI-RASC-18

Position Title : Research Scientist- Biostatistician

Location : Gurgaon

Duration of Position : One year or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier.

Brief on the Organization:

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India. It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health. PHFI is headquartered in New Delhi with national presence through its constituent units of regional Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) and Centres of Applied Research in core public health themes. The Foundation, established in 2006 as a public private initiative, is governed by an independent board comprising of senior government officials, eminent Indian and International academic and leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders. For more information, please visit the website

Project Brief:

Heart attacks and strokes (cardiovascular diseases, CVD) account for a third of all deaths in India and are becoming more common. Smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes are common causes of CVD which can be detected early and controlled by inexpensive, effective and widely available treatments. These risk factors are often not detected or well controlled and patient outcomes are poor. Common mental disorders such as anxiety and depression frequently co-exist with CVD risk factors and often contribute to failure to follow treatment plans. Community health centres provide primary care which is the best place to prevent and manage these chronic conditions. We will develop and evaluate a mobile phone software application – mWELLCARE. This will assess a person’s health profile, help health workers make the best treatment plan and follow up the patients and involve them in self-management. The research will follow the recommended steps for evaluation of complex interventions. Software will be tested with users and problems in using mWELLCARE will be sorted out. mWELLCARE will be evaluated in two states, Harayana and Tamil Nadu, by examining its use, impact on patterns health care received and changes in risk factors.

  • Organize and analyze data sets and models and other issues.
  • Analyze and perform statistics on abstracts, data sets and other related information. Assist the investigators in analysis and report writing.
  • Sample size calculation
  • Develop analytical plans and templates.
  • Review new grant proposals.
  • Help develop institutional capacity in Biostatistics.
  • Undertake data monitoring and quality checks.
  • Assist the investigators in scientific conduct of the study.
  • Statistical analysis using STATA, SPSS, R software.


  • The candidate should have M.Sc. (Biostatistics/Statistics/Mathematics) and Ph.D. (Biostatistics/Statistics/Mathematics).
  • The candidate should have strong knowledge of any of the statistical software Stata, R or SAS.
  • The candidate should have strong interest in epidemiology and clinical research.


  • 3-5 years of independent research experience.
  • The candidate’s experience should include atleast one year work experience in statistical analysis.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Annual Salary (CTC) will be based on the available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process. Applications, along with detailed CV, may be sent to: . Please highlight the Position Code (PHFI-RASC-18) in the subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Please log on to the following path and download the same on to the system. This is to be completed and sent along with the CV for shortlisting. Please note that applications sent without this will not be considered ( ).

Last Date of Receipt of Applications: COB 03 March 2016

  • Candidates should have an excellent academic record, good communication skills, a commitment to high quality undergraduate and post-graduate education.
  • Mere eligibility will not entitle any candidate for being called for interview.
  • Persons employed in Government/Semi-Government Organization or Educational Institutions in India must apply through proper channel.
  • PHFI reserves the right to fill or not to fill any or all available positions.
  • The requirements of minimum qualification and/or experience may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials.
  • No correspondence will be entertained from candidates regarding any delays, conduct & result of interview and reasons for not being called for interview.

“PHFI reserves the sole right to alter/modify/cancel the entire selection process or the position or the vacancy or to disqualify any candidature at any stage of the selection process”.

Women are encouraged to apply

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