Job offer in london Assistant Professor in Clinical Epidemiology or Medical Statistics at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine



London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – Faculty of Public Health & Polic

We are seeking an enthusiastic senior researcher who can lead national projects that evaluate the delivery of health care interventions.

The post will be based in London at the Clinical Effectiveness Unit, a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and The Royal College of Surgeons of England. The NHS is under pressure to treat greater numbers of patients and improve the outcomes of care, whilst also becoming more efficient. Providing information on all aspects of health care is seen as essential to improving health care and producing better outcomes. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians who play a leading role, both nationally and internationally, in shaping and guiding large-scale evaluations of healthcare performance. The research will also become part of the “big data theme” of the LSHTM’s Centre for Statistical Methodology

This post provides an opportunity to develop a substantial research programme in the area of health care performance assessment. You will collaborate on a number of national studies of the quality of care in the UK. These studies focus on cancer services and on surgical procedures but they also extend into other areas of health care given the multidisciplinary nature of clinical care. The successful candidate will be expected to write and contribute to peer reviewed publications and reports as well as to present their findings to internal and external audiences. The post holder will also be expected to obtain funding for future studies that supports the work of the LSHTM and Clinical Effectiveness Unit and contribute to the teaching of post-graduate LSHTM students.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in statistics, epidemiology or a related discipline as well as experience in the design and analysis of observational studies. Excellent statistical skills, and experience of working within a multidisciplinary context are essential. The post holder will also have experience of teaching, ideally in a post-graduate context, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The post is full-time fixed term until 31 May 2020 commencing as soon as possible, with possibility to extend depending on funding. The salary will be on the LSHTM Academic Pathway Grade 7 scale £44,226 – £43,028 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 http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. 

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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