Research Fellow or Assistant Professor in Medical Statistics or Epidemiology 570 views

An opportunity has arisen for a
talented and ambitious statistician/epidemiologist to take the lead on
large-scale epidemiological studies of health care quality in the UK with a
focus on cancer and surgery. The post holder, at Assistant Professor or
Research Fellow level, will build a portfolio of research under a common theme
of identifying determinants of variation in treatments and outcomes through
analyses of linked national administrative and clinical data sets (“big data”).

The research will address key
methodological challenges, including data science methods that can generate “computable
phenotypes” in electronic health records; handling data records with missing or
erroneous data; record linkage to combine datasets; developing risk models for
patient outcomes; and implementing outcome monitoring systems for hospitals.

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.

The post-holder will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians based at the Clinical Effectiveness Unit, a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Research Fellow applicants must
have a postgraduate degree in a relevant field; Assistant Professor applicants
must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field. Applicants should have expertise
in statistics or epidemiology, specifically in areas such as survival analysis,
missing data methods, propensity score methods, multilevel modelling. Experience
in carrying out statistics analysis of health care datasets also required.
Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

There is an expectation that the
post-holder will contribute to the wider academic activities of the Faculty of
Public Health and Policy, including teaching and mentoring of postgraduate
students and to participate in appropriate training and quality assurance
processes for such roles.

This post will be based in
London and is available on a full-time basis until 30 June 2023 starting as
soon as possible. The salary will be on the LSHTM Academic Pathway Scale at
Grade 6, £39,304-£44,634 for a Research Fellow and Grade 7, £45,878 – £52,520 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. 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. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PHP-HSRP-2019-05.

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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