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Associate Professor in Health Data Science

Department of Medical Statistics

Salary:  £57,320 to £65,789 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Monday 25 October 2021
Reference:  EPH-MS-2021-09

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. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time health data scientist to contribute to the expanding portfolio of health data science at the School. The successful candidate will take a leading role in health data science research at the School and will have the opportunity to work with a thriving interdisciplinary team to undertake world-leading global health data science research. They will continue to develop the new MSc programme in Health Data Science in the capacity of Programme Director, liaising with external industry partners and ensuring an excellent student experience. 

Applicants will need a PhD in a relevant field such as health data science, data mining, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence or data engineering. They will be familiar with machine learning methods in health settings. They will have experience of managing research projects and coordinating teaching programme delivery and have excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will spend up to 40% of their time on the education component. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time, 1 FTE and fixed-term, initially funded for 3 years. The initial term of the post would ideally be extended into a longer-term position with additional research income supplementing the initial funding.

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 8 in the range £57,320 - £65,789 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 “Wellbeing 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 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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