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Assistant Professor in Spatial Statistics and Epidemiology

Department of Disease Control

Salary:  £45,878 to £52,520 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 05 December 2018
Reference:  ITD-DCD-2018-24

We have an exciting and challenging vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Spatial Statistics and Epidemiology. They will be part of a collaborative team conducting research on the epidemiology and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in sub-Saharan Africa. 

This research is carried out as part of the Expanded Special Project for the Elimination of NTDs within the Africa Region of the WHO. The post-holder will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of appropriate statistical methods to quantify the spatial distribution of NTDs, including helminthic diseases and trachoma, and for evaluating alternative sampling and surveillance strategies. In addition, we would expect the post-holder to work with in-country end users of the research to better understand their technical requirements and programmatic needs. The group works closely with the NTD Modelling Consortium, an international collaboration of infectious disease modellers led by the Oxford Big Data Institute, and outputs of this research will provide direct guidance for implementers of NTD control and elimination programmes. 

Applicants should have a PhD-level qualification in statistics, mathematical modelling, statistical epidemiology, quantitative ecology or relevant quantitative subject; post-graduate training in spatial statistical methods; demonstrable experience in developing and implementing complex epidemiological and / or ecological analysis; experience of teaching or delivering professional training at post-graduate level; strong managerial and communication skills. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This post is full-time and based in the Department of Disease Control in the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

This appointment is funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will be available for two years. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 7 scale in the range £45,878 to £52,520 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 online via our website at  The reference for this post is ITD-DCD-2018-24.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on 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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