Research Fellow or Assistant Professor (MRC Skills Development Fellowship)

London (GB)
£38,533 to £51,490 per annum
21 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow or Assistant Professor (MRC Skills Development Fellowship)
Department of Social & Environmental Health Research
Salary:     £38,533 to £51,490 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Monday 09 April 2018
Reference:     PHP-SEHR-2018-05

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been awarded two MRC Skills Development Fellowships (SDFs) in the 2018. SDFs are three year training fellowships that seek to support early–career researchers to consolidate and further develop their skills in an MRC priority area (see below). It also aims to support researchers who wish to transform their career by developing new skills in a priority area.

These prestigious awards will provide three years’ salary support at the Research Fellow or Assistant Professor level and up to £15,000 total in running expenses. They will enable appointees to establish their own research programmes at LSHTM. Candidates require the support of an LSHTM academic sponsor; applicants should liaise with their proposed sponsor when developing their application and obtain a letter of support prior to submitting their application.

Scientific priority areas:

1) Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Developing skills in record linkage, analysis of large-scale routine electronic health records and the application of methods for causal inference using large genetic, clinical and non-clinical data-sets.

2) Mathematical Modelling

Developing and fitting complex mechanistic mathematical models to better understand and predict the spread of infections and inform control policies, as well as the development of innovative methods for efficient and rigorous fitting of complex models to data.

3) Health Economics

Generating robust evidence on the impacts and cost-effectiveness of health interventions, programmes and policies and translating this into practice in low, middle and high-income settings.

Applicants are required to submit the following attachments via the on-line form - Please see Application Requirements document for full details:

Covering letter
Project proposal (up to five pages) 
Training plan (one page)
CV (up to three pages)
Letter of support from proposed academic sponsor (up to two pages)
Justification of resources (one page).

The MRC Skills Development Fellowships are available as a fixed-term contract of 36 months (full time) with successful applicants taking up post by September 2018. The salary will be on the Academic pathway at Research Fellow level (£38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive) or Assistant Professor level (£44,979 to £50,627 per annum, inclusive). 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.

Please note fellowships can be held across all faculties at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The deadline for applications is 10pm on 9th April 2018.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 30th April 2018.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applicants will be asked to provide the names of two referees that can be contacted immediately if shortlisted for interview. If you would like assistance with your application, please contact, citing reference PHP-SEHR-2018-05.

For an informal discussion to find out more about these fellowships please contact (academic lead) or (administrative).

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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