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Research Fellow - Statistician

Department of Population Health

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 09 April 2020
Reference:  EPH-DPH-2020-06-R

The Department of Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London International Development Centre (LIDC), a collaborative initiative between seven University of London institutions, are recruiting a highly motivated and experienced Research Fellow – Statistician, to work for the UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub.

The post- holder will lead and manage the UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub’s statistical analysis and will be responsible (among others) for the following:

  • To develop and implement innovative and novel approaches to statistical data for both cohort and non-cohort data. 
  • To manage the multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary data set produced over the lifetime of the Hub. 
  • To compile and aggregate the extensive data sets collected by our partners in addition to available national, state and local-level surveys.
  • To undertake data cleaning and analyses with precise replicable documentation of analysis code.

The role holder will work closely with colleagues in the London International Development Centre (LIDC) and the Department of Population Health within the Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). 

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (economics, public health, social sciences). In addition, the candidate will need to have experience of working as a statistician in the area of international development, including analysis of large, longitudinal datasets within research projects. Comprehensive statistical programming experience with, for example, SPSS, SAS and STATA are essential.  Further particulars are included in the job description.

This post is available on a full-time basis commencing as soon as possible, for 1 year in the first instance with a possibility to extend depending on funding. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 in the range £40,011-£45,437 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 International Development Centre (20 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NS).

Applications should be made online 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.

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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