Reader/Chair in Biostatistics (non-clinical)

Imperial College London - Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

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

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, economics 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.

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.

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.

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 (

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

Closing date: 26 February 2018 (midnight GMT)

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