|Salary:||£41,829 to £47,503 per annum, inclusive|
|Placed On:||5th December 2022|
|Closes:||15th December 2022|
Closing Date: Thursday 15 December 2022
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 a data scientist to work on a series of projects in crisis-affected countries. The two main projects are funded by grants from UNICEF and WHO, with the aim of developing methodologies to estimate and monitor mortality due to famine in the Horn of Africa region, working with researchers in the region, especially Somalia, and mathematical modellers at LSHTM. The work will involve automating counting of graves from satellite imagery, establishing data pipelines, mathematical modelling and using big data for mortality estimation. The role may involve travel to crisis-affected settings including Somalia. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a team that work in complex settings developing novel data science methodologies. There will be scope to develop further research ideas and to take the lead in this expanding and challenging area of research.
The projects form part of the Afya Consortium, a group of academic and civil society organisations conducting research on public health threats in populations affected by crises.
The successful candidate should hold a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic and have relevant experience in developing novel data methodologies for complex, data poor settings. Further particulars are included in the job description.
The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed term until 30 April 2024. The post is funded by UNICEF and the World Health Organization and is available immediately.
The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 6 in the range £41,829-£47,503 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.
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