Research Fellow – Statistician 92 views

The Department of Clinical Research addresses infectious diseases of major public health importance in developing countries. In addition to our many overseas collaborations, we have close links with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, in purpose-built accommodation on the main UCL Hospital campus, five minutes’ walk from the School. The Wellcome Trust Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research is based in the Department, and supports Clinical Fellows at all levels, most of whom are based overseas.

The Department’s main research interests include HIV and related infections; in particular, the interaction between HIV infection and tuberculosis, and other sexually transmitted diseases; malaria; trachoma; leprosy; diagnostic tests for resource limited settings; eye health; disability; and travel medicine. 

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to analyse the current published data on the outcome of nerve damage in leprosy. The post-holder will support the work of the leprosy research group at LSHTM, London. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in statistical analysis of health matters, using systematic review tools to organise large data sets, conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis. They will have the ability to develop a field-friendly tool for measuring nerve damage in leprosy. They will be able to think independently to solve problems, work well under pressure and have excellent organisational and communication skills. A PhD in health-related statistics is required. Specific experience in leprosy research is highly desirable. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This full-time post is funded by the Hospital and Homes of St Giles for a period of 18 months. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304 – £42,674 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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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 . Informal enquiries should 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. 

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.

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