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Research Fellow

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

Location: London
Salary: £43,947 to £49,908 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting), Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd February 2024
Closes: 26th February 2024
Job Ref: EPH-NCDE-2024-01

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 looking for a Research Fellow in Epidemiology to work within the Beyond Cancer group, part of the wider Electronics Health Records team in the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology. The Beyond Cancer research group aims to understand the impact of the cancer diagnosis and treatments on the long-term physical and mental health of the growing numbers of cancer survivors in the population. The post-holder will investigate questions in this field, by carrying out epidemiological studies using large-scale electronic healthcare data resources, with a particular focus on the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). 

The post-holder will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic and experience in leading applied epidemiology studies using UK primary care-based electronic health records databases, ideally with specific experience of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Ability to interpret epidemiological evidence and to understand and communicate complex epidemiological concepts is essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed-term until 31 March 2026. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust  and is available from 01 April 2024.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 6 in the range £43,947 - £49,908  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 by clicking the 'Apply' button above. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference EPH-NCDE-2024-01.

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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