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Research Fellow – Medical Statistics (The Gambia)

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 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. 

The Medical Research Council Unit in The Gambia, a faculty of LSHTM, has an exciting opportunity for a medical statistician to join the Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics Department. The post is based in The Gambia.

The post-holder’s work will focus on the design, primary and exploratory analysis, and reporting of a diverse portfolio of clinical vaccine trials and other epidemiological studies. There may be additional opportunities to undertake bioinformatics and statistical research for individuals with appropriate skills and interests. 

The ideal candidate will have an MSc or PhD in medical statistics or statistics along with significant post qualification experience working as a medical statistician. They should have good working knowledge of relevant statistical analysis packages, preferably R and Stata.  They must have demonstrable capacity to design appropriate analysis strategies and undertake the analysis of large data sets, ideally backed-up by peer reviewed publications. Experience of analysing clinical trial data is preferred but not essential.   

The post is full-time and is funded for 24 months in the first instance. The salary will be on the Academic pathways Grade 6 in the range of £40,611 – £46,119 per annum.  However, flight and accommodation as well as certain local allowances are provided in addition. 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. 

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. Interested and qualified candidate who wish to discuss the post or who have any queries are encouraged to e-mail [email protected]. Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to [email protected]. Please quote reference MRC-MRC-2022-02-R.

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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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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