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Assistant Professor - Head of Statistics (Uganda)

Medical Research Council

Salary:  £47,405 to £54,267 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 24 October 2021
Reference:  MRC-MRC-2021-07

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. 

LSHTM’s MRC-funded unit in Uganda was established in 1988 to improve the understanding and control of the HIV epidemic in Uganda and globally, following a request from the Uganda Government to the United Kingdom (UK) Government. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus and at field stations in Masaka and Kyamulibwa.

This role will contribute to the research agenda as the Unit embarks on its next five-year strategy to ensure real impact on the lives and health of the East African population. It provides opportunity for you to lead your research individually and in collaboration with others. You will lead a team driving statistical aspects of the design, coordination and analysis of new and on-going research studies, including clinical trials and related research. You will provide statistical expertise and leadership during the development of funding proposals and scientific publications, and lead statistical aspects of the design, coordination and analysis of new and on-going research studies.    

The post holder will have relevant experience as a lead statistician on clinical trials or epidemiological studies and will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of research projects. You will have a doctoral degree in Medical Statistics and expertise in study design and analysis, including of randomised trial, and experience in conducting research in low- and middle-income countries. 

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31st March 2023 (hours above 0.7 FTE will be considered and secondments will be welcomed). The post is funded by MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit core and is available from 1st November 2021.

The salary will be on the Academic pathway Grade 7 in the range £47,405 - £54,267 per annum. 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 Entebbe, Uganda at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit.

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 Please quote reference MRC-MRC-2021-07.

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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