Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Epidemiology or Medical Statistics

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

We are seeking to appoint a full time Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Epidemiology or Medical Statistics to join the STAR (HIV Self-Testing in AfRica) Initiative, a dynamic multi-country, multi-disciplinary research initiative assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of HIV self-testing in Southern Africa. 

Working in collaboration with the LSHTM and in-country teams, the post holder will support local quantitative data managers in monitoring data quality and preparing datasets for analysis, support the sharing of data and programming files across project partners, help manage research protocol submissions to the LSHTM ethics board, and support analyses of STAR Initiative data for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The successful candidate will hold an MSc in epidemiology, medical statistics, or a related field. The post holder will have experience in designing epidemiologic studies and randomized trials, managing data collected, analysing and presenting trial results, and preparing publications. The post holder will have comprehensive knowledge of a statistical software package such as Stata. The post will be based at LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, but will require periodic travel to sub-Saharan Africa. 

The post is available from 1 February 2018 for 12 months. The salary will be on the Academic pathways Grade 5 salary scale from £33,567 to £38,533 per annum for Research Assistants or grade 6 from £38,533 to £43,759 per annum for Research Fellows (inclusive of London Weighting Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Candidates at the Research Assistant or Research Fellow levels will be considered. Please state role for which you wish to apply clearly on your application.  

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference EPH-IDE-2018-02.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. For an informal discussion of this position, please contact Melissa Neuman (  

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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