Research Fellow 20 views

Research Fellow

Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology

Salary: £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Reference: EPH-NCDE-2021-09

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.

An opportunity has arisen in the LSHTM Electronic Health Records research group within the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology for a medical statistician or epidemiologist to work on a combination of exciting ongoing research collaborations.

First is a collaboration with the Epidemiology group at GlaxoSmithKline, with which we have established a methodological partnership, aimed at developing and applying cutting edge pharmacoepidemiology methods to enable better evaluation of the benefits and harms of medications, using routine healthcare data

Second is a collaboration with the Evidence Based Medicine Data Lab based at Oxford, with which we have rapidly established a collaborative research platform (OpenSAFELY), specifically to answer urgent research questions emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The successful candidate is expected to have direct experience of:



global health




Conducting independent research using routinely collected electronic health records

Adapting or developing pharmacoepidemiology methodology innovations for use with UK based electronic health records

The successful candidate will also have completed or be within 3 months of anticipated completion of a PhD in medical statistics or epidemiology. Relevant experience in writing analytic code in Stata, R and Python and experience using git/github for version control and collaborative working is essential for this post. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 30 November 2022. The salary will be on the Academic pathways Grade 6 in the range £40,011 – £45,437 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

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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

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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