University of Oxford

University of Oxford

IHTM Senior Teaching and Research Associate, Statistics and Epidemiology

United Kingdom

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IHTM Senior Teaching and Research Associate, Statistics and Epidemiology

Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3SY Additional location: Old Library, Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PP

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit an IHTM Senior Teaching and Research Associate in Statistics and Epidemiology to join our dynamic course team on the renowned MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine (IHTM) here at the Nuffield Department of Medicine. You will be based in Oxford, leading the Statistics and Epidemiology teaching on IHTM.

Int his role, you will have opportunities to explore specific research possibilities within and beyond the broader Oxford Tropical Network (OTN) that best suits your background, interests and career development.

You will be responsible for developing, coordinating and facilitating the Statistics and Epidemiology teaching and support for the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine. You will be supporting and teaching on IHTM as needed and appropriate, including mentoring MSc students and supervising Masters dissertations, as well as acting as course advisor to IHTM students in accordance with agreed procedures. You will also be taking responsibility for all aspects of statistical input into IHTM research projects, including study design, data handling, statistical analysis, interpretation of result.

It is essential that you hold a relevant PhD/DPhil in statistics, epidemiology or related field along with teaching experience at the post-graduate level. You will have demonstrated interest in applying statistics to research in resource limited settings, as well as the ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams. You will have experience in various statistical analysis packages, particularly R software and with a wide range of statistical methodology including but not restricted to causal inference and experimental designs.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years and is funded by the Department.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Wednesday 5 June 2024 will be considered. Please quote 172895 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Phoebe Astbury Vacancy ID : 172895 Contact Phone : 01865 287734 Closing Date & Time : 05-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £45,585 - £54,395 with a discretionary range to £59,421 per annum

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IHTM Senior Teaching and Research Associate, Statistics and Epidemiology


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 16, 2024

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June 05, 2024

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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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