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Assistant Professor Medical Statistics ‘“ NEST360

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Salary: £46,704 to £53,465 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Wednesday 20 January 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: EPH-IDE-2020-60-E

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.

NEST3600 (Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies) is a 15-partner collaboration in four African countries (Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria) to innovate, implement, and evaluate a health systems package to improve hospital care for small and sick newborns. LSHTM leads the complex evaluation of mortality and implementation, as well as the economic and investment assessment.

We are seeking an experienced Assistant Professor in Medical Statistics for the NEST360 network. The post holder will support the PI and Lead Statistician to ensure data quality, data inputs and database management, and analyse multi-country data, including regarding effects of the COVID19 pandemic on newborn care. High level quantitative skills are required, with experience in a range of statistical modelling techniques such as interrupted time series, impact evaluation, and analyses of complex interventions. Experience in routine data systems for MNCH, technical tools, multi-country process data collection and analysis, scientific report writing (publications), and communication skills are essential.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field, expertise in medical statistics including data management software such as REDCap and advanced statistical analyses in STATA or R. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to present information to link evidence with policy, are essential. The candidate will establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, and must demonstrate the ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels.

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