Research Fellow in Medical Statistics 99 views

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 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.

The Department of Medical Statistics wishes to appoint a statistician to work on the development, evaluation, and application of statistical causal inference methodology to estimate effects of treatment on health outcomes using observational data. This post is funded by a UK Research and Innovation Fellowship, recently awarded to Dr Ruth Keogh.

A major component of the work will be the application of causal inference methodology to data from the UK Cystic Fibrosis Registry, a large longitudinal database. Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic condition affecting over 10,000 people in the UK. This project will answer questions about the effects of specific treatments and multiple treatments used in combination in the care of people with CF.

The successful applicant requires an aptitude for applied and methodological research in medical statistics and evidence of expertise in the use of statistical software packages. An MSc in statistics or equivalent is essential as well as a doctoral degree in a relevant field. Previous experience of working with an interdisciplinary team including clinicians and patient representatives would be desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The post is full time and the appointment is available until 30 April 2023. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Research Fellow scale, currently £39,304 per annum.  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 “Director’s 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 . Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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.

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