CLOSING DATE: Monday 26 August 2019
RESEARCH FELLOW IN STATISTICAL METHODOLOGY
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Department of Medical Statistics
Salary: £39,304 to £43,760 per annum, inclusive.
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 statistician, or a researcher in a related discipline, to undertake biostatistical methodological research relating to high-dimensional confounder adjustment in data taken from electronic health records. As well as undertaking methodological research, the successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate on a range of high-profile applied epidemiological research projects. The post will involve diverse opportunities in research and training and to teach postgraduate students in the MSc in Medical Statistics and the MSc in Health Data Science.
This work is motivated by studies using primary care health data to investigate harms and benefits of commonly prescribed drugs such as proton pump inhibitors, where confounding by indication has provided strongly biased results. Data-driven methods incorporating information from patients’ entire medical history show promise. Optimal approaches to transforming medical histories to variables (features), modelling very large numbers of confounders appropriately and the role of machine learning methods within these steps, are still to be determined.
Applicants will need a postgraduate degree in medical statistics or a related discipline (for example statistics, machine learning, mathematics, data science). A PhD in medical statistics, or a related area, is desirable. Previous research experience in a health-related area would be an advantage but not essential. It is essential that the post-holder will have experience of statistical programming and an aptitude for methodological research. Further particulars are included in the job description.
The post is full-time and fixed term, available immediately and is funded until 31 July 2022 in the first instance .The salary will be on the Research Fellow Grade 6 in the range £39,304 - £43,760 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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
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