Research Fellow – LSHTM/GSK Collaboration 34 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. 

We are very excited to announce a Research Fellow vacancy for an epidemiologist or statistician to work on research into the effects of prescribed drugs, using large datasets of electronic health records. This post offers an excellent opportunity to work on the analysis of data from large-scale UK electronic health records and specialist cohorts within a large and thriving research group. The post is funded by GlaxoSmithKline as part of a collaboration between the Epidemiology group at GSK and the Electronic Health Records research group at LSHTM. The research will involve working face to face with scientists at both LSHTM and GSK and will appeal to a candidate with an interest in both academia and industry. A broad range of research topics are being explored in the collaboration. These include the use of historic controls for contemporary studies of drug effects, finding better ways to determine analysis strategies in the face of complex prescribing records and safety signal detection using routine care data.

Applicants must have at minimum, a post-graduate qualification (MSc) in epidemiology or medical statistics and extensive experience of managing and conducting epidemiological analyses of large-scale complex databases. Ideally the successful candidate will also have completed a PhD in a relevant subject.  Research experience in pharmacoepidemiology would be an advantage.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are also essential for this post. The postholder will be expected to conduct high-quality research, contribute to scientific publications and attend national and international conferences to disseminate research findings. Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The post is based in London and funded for 24 months with a possibility of extension for a further 12 months. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304 – £44,634 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at . Applications should also 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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