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Assistant Professor

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology

Location: London
Salary: £46,704 to £53,465 per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: EPH-NCDE-2021-15

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Professor to conduct epidemiological studies examining the long-term direct and indirect impacts of coronavirus. The successful applicant will conduct analyses using the OpenSAFELY platform which is running across the electronic health records of 55 million patients in England. The postholder will collaborate closely with partners across the UK and internationally, and contribute to a close and friendly team working as part of a large collaborative project through the National Core Studies Research Programme. OpenSAFELY is a highly secure, modular, opensource data analysis platform, combining best practice from both academia and the open-source software community. There is an unprecedented volume of data which will provide significant opportunities to generate high-quality, high-impact research. 

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology using routine care data, (or equivalent) and expertise in complex epidemiological analysis using routine data, analysed with Stata/R/Python or similar. They will have expertise in particular methodologies with plans to develop these techniques in relation to COVID research (e.g. machine learning, clinical trial replication) will be welcome. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time (35 hours per week) and fixed-term until 31 January 2024. Part-time applications will be considered.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 7 in the range £46,704 - £53,465 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). 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 “Wellbeing 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 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

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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