Reader/Chair in Biostatistics (non-clinical)

Job summary

Do you have substantial experience in data analysis and modelling, both in theoretical and practical aspects? Are you a world leader, or potential to be a world leader, in biostatistics and able to provide overall leadership and direction of methodological and biostatistical work? If so, this exciting and challenging opportunity could be the ideal next step in your career. We are seeking to appoint Reader/Professor in Biostatistics to join a...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED00094
  • Date posted 29 November 2017
  • Closing date 26 February 2018

Job description

Job summary

Do you have substantial experience in data analysis and modelling, both in theoretical and practical aspects? Are you a world leader, or potential to be a world leader, in biostatistics and able to provide overall leadership and direction of methodological and biostatistical work? If so, this exciting and challenging opportunity could be the ideal next step in your career.

We are seeking to appoint Reader/Professor in Biostatistics to join a vibrant and successful research department with a strong tradition of biostatistical and epidemiological research, and outstanding epidemiological, cohort and computing resources.

The School of Public Health (SPH) is unique in combining world-class research at local, national and international level with translational work within the Academic Health Science Centre in the Imperial College Healthcare Trust and translates science and epidemiology into policy, health education and primary care. Together with its research, teaching and evidence-led policy work, the School of Public Health aims to address the major public health challenges of the twenty-first century.

Would you like to be part of the School and undertake several high-profile projects involving analysis of large, complex data? These include:

  • analysis of spatio-temporal variation in disease occurrence
  • disease mapping, through the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit within the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics of the School of Public Health
  • leading on the generation and analysis of complex health, omics and other data through a variety of UK and European funded projects.

As an outstanding academic expert in biostatistics, you will have the vision and drive, an established, or developing, international reputation and a well-attested record of excellent research in the field. You will have also a proven track record of grant awards and publications, with particular emphasis on the analysis of complex, high-dimensional data such as omics data and spatial statistics.

You will be expected to develop/lead an internationally excellent research programme in biostatistics and its application to epidemiology. You will also help foster close working relationships with the Department of Mathematics.

Essential requirements

To excel in this role, you must have a higher degree in a relevant research area (MD, MS, PhD or equivalent); experience of training undergraduate and postgraduate students; experience of supervision of higher degrees (PhD, MD(Res)) and junior academic and research staff.

Further information

You will be based at the St Mary’s campus, Paddington as part of the MRC-PHE Centre on Environment and Health hosted by the School.

Starting Salary Reader: £58,870 per annum
Starting Salary Chair: £74,650 per annum
(Appointment level will depend upon qualifications and experience)

This is a full time, open ended post; two posts are available.

Imperial College is supportive of part-time working. The recruiting department are happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people subject to operational requirements.

Informal inquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Paul Elliott: p.elliott@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries on how to apply, please contact: Mrs Maria Monteiro on the e-mail m.monteiro@imperial.ac.uk, Telephone: +44 (0)20 594 5498

We are also seeking to appoint:

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Senior Lecturer - Job Ref: MED00095

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.