Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Health Data Science 232 views

We have an exciting opportunity for a data scientist to contribute to the School’s expanding health data science portfolio of research and teaching and to be the Programme Director for the School’s new MSc in Health Data Science. This post is a fantastic opportunity for a talented researcher with expertise in data science and a commitment to training the next generation of health data scientists. The successful candidate will lead the development and launch of the MSc programme in Health Data Science. They will also take a leading role in health data science research at the School and will have the opportunity to work with a thriving interdisciplinary team to undertake world leading health research. 

Applicants will need a PhD in a related discipline (for example data science, data mining, machine learning, statistics, artificial intelligence, data engineering, quantitative epidemiology, bioinformatics or computational biology) and applicants applying at Associate Professor level will also require a teaching qualification. The successful candidate will have experience in conducting research gained either in academia or industry and experience of postgraduate teaching and teaching management. They will also have excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous research experience in health would be an advantage but not essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The post will include diverse opportunities in research and teaching and involvement with the work of researchers in a range of disciplines, according to the successful candidate’s interests, spanning bioinformatics, genomics, electronic health record research, audits, public health, mathematical modelling. The successful candidate will be expected to build their own portfolio of research projects, as well as having an opportunity to join other research projects undertaken by researchers at the School. They will teach and supervise PhD and MSc students.

The post is funded full-time for three years and based in London. The salary is on the academic pathway salary scale at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor grade currently ranging from £46,704 to £64,817 per annum.  The post is subject to LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition, there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Pension Scheme membership is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date.  Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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 failure to provide this information will mean that the application is not considered. Answers such as “Please see attached CV” are not acceptable.

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