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Assistant Professor in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology

Salary:  £45,878 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 07 April 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPH-NCDE-2019-04

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, talented Medical Statistician (Assistant Professor) with a sound understanding of a wide range of statistical techniques, excellent programming skills, and an excellent understanding of the impact of epidemiological findings on public health strategies.  We welcome applications from candidates worldwide.  

The post-holder activity will mainly focus on VENUSCANCER, a project funded by the European Research Council, which aims to explain the world-wide differences in survival and in avoidable premature deaths for breast, ovarian and cervical cancer, by collecting detailed data on stage, staging procedures, bio-markers and treatment, as well as indicators of socio-economic status and education. VENUSCANCER is embedded in the CONCORD programme, the largest international research programme on population-based cancer survival. 

You will join about 30 researchers and support staff in the Cancer Survival Group working on major programmes of research and teaching in cancer survival. The Cancer Survival Group is an international, vibrant and dynamic research group led by Professor Michel Coleman.

The post-holder will work independently, as well as with other statisticians and epidemiologists in the CONCORD Central Analytic Team. The post will involve designing and implementing statistical analyses, planning data synthesis targeted to different audiences, interpreting the implications for population health and providing technical training and leadership to students and early career team members. You will be expected to conduct high-quality research under the supervision of Dr Claudia Allemani. You will lead scientific articles, contribute to research grant proposals, collaborate with external experts and networks, and attend national and international conferences to disseminate research findings. 

You will have an MSc in medical statistics or equivalent qualification or experience in medical statistics, and a PhD (or equivalent) in medical statistics, epidemiology or public health. You will have a demonstrated record in statistical programming and analysis (e.g. with Stata) and be competent to develop your skills further and share them. Further particulars are included in the job description.  

This full-time position is based in London and available immediately. It is currently funded until 30 April 2023. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway, Grade 7, at £45,878 per annum (inclusive). Prospective candidates seeking further information may contact Dr Claudia Allemani ( for an informal discussion.  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 The reference for this post is EPH-NCDE-2019-04. Applications must include a CV. 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.

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