Health Data Scientist

Directorate: Information Management
SALARY : R470 040 per annum
CENTRE : Based at Norton Rose House, 8 Riebeek Street, Cape Town
CLOSING DATE : 22 November 2019

Minimum educational qualification: Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree: Majoring in one or more of the following: Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, Demography, Biostatistics, Epidemiology.
Experience: A minimum of four years appropriate experience in the following: Handling and manipulating large datasets using enterprise database technologies.
Building SQL-based ETL processes.
Advanced SQL programming.
Building web-based reports, preferably using enterprise reporting tools.
Team-based software development and management approaches.
Data analysis based on large datasets.
Inherent requirement: Valid advantageous.
Competencies (knowledge/skills): Ability to design databases and build new ETL processes.
Ability to code proficiently in one computer or statistical environment withan aptitude to learn others as needed.
Ability to work independently, and produce professional outputs.
Analytic skills to conceptualise and execute data extraction and analysis tasks.
Ability to conceptualise, design and implement efficient data-driven reports.
Good verbal and written communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Good interpersonal and project management skills.

Assist with the development and maintenance of data take-on processes and curation of routine health data.
Data Analysis & developing web-based reports.
Process and deliver against data requests of varying complexity.
Supervise junior data staff as required.
Administratively support the functioning of the Centre.