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Research Fellow or Assistant Professor in Medical Statistics

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Medical Statistics

Location: London
Salary: £39,304 to £52,520 per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th February 2019
Closes: 19th March 2019
Job Ref: EPH-MS-2019-02

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, located in the heart of Bloomsbury. The Department of Medical Statistics wishes to appoint a statistician to work on the statistical aspects of major clinical trials and epidemiological studies, with a focus on projects in neurology, cardiovascular disease, and child health. The post will be based within the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health at LSHTM Keppel Street, London.

A major component of the post involves working on projects in neurology: they will join a team of three statisticians based at LSHTM, who provide statistical input within a long-standing research collaboration with the Dementia Research Centre (DRC) at the Institute of Neurology, UCL. Another major component of the post-holder’s work involves close collaboration with LSHTM Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), who run a portfolio of clinical trials, both in the UK and internationally. There will be the opportunity for methodological research related to both these roles. The post also includes teaching of postgraduate students at LSHTM.

It is essential that the successful applicant will have an MSc in statistics or equivalent, an aptitude for both applied and methodological research, good communication skills and statistical computing experience. Previous experience of participation in collaborative medical research projects is desirable. For appointment as Assistant Professor the post-holder will require a PhD along with a record of high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with duration of research activity. Further particulars are included in the job description. 

The post is full-time and fixed-term for one year initially, with a strong possibility of extension. 

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 6 or Grade 7 in the range £39,304 - £52,520 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) – dependent on appointment at Research Fellow or Assistant Professor level. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. 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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

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-MS-2019-02.

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.

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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