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Department of Medical Statistics

per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Monday 31 July 2023
Reference:  EPH-MS-2023-04

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 appoint a Professor to establish and lead a substantive research programme within the Department of Medical Statistics. The primary focus of the role will be to provide academic leadership, to conduct and publish research of the highest quality and educate students to a high academic standard, and as a result improve the academic standing and sustainability of the School. 

The ideal candidate will be internationally recognised for their expertise in an area of statistical research that complements our current strengths in clinical trials, epidemiological methods, causal inference, analysis of electronic health records, missing data and Bayesian statistics. Our emerging interests include data science methodology and machine learning, methods of analysing very large datasets, infectious diseases, spatial and GIS data and health impacts of environmental exposure and climate change.

As well as establishing their own research programme the appointee will have the opportunity to collaborate on diverse research (both methodological and applied) being conducted across the School and with external partners. The appointee will contribute to teaching on the MSc programmes, principally in Medical Statistics and Health Data Science.

The successful candidate will have proven ability to obtain research funding from major funders, including salary recovery, and manage a significant portfolio of research projects, excellent track record of publishing as lead, senior and co-author in peer-reviewed outputs, an understanding of the strategies for improving equity and inclusion in research and/or learning and teaching, experience of leading and managing research teams. Further particulars are included in the job description.   

The post is open ended and full-time. The salary will be on the Professorial salary scale, Grade C/Bii/Bi/A, upwards of £69,254 per annum depending on level appointed (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.

LSHTM has a Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing and work/life balance.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at . Potential applicants may contact the Head of Department ([email protected] ) to discuss the post. Queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected]

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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