The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) has an exciting Associate Professor in Medical Statistics opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic medical statistician with a significant track-record of epidemiological research.

The successful applicant will be employed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and based at AHRI in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

AHRI has an ambitious epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and intervention research programme, a component of which accesses extensive health record data from our demographic surveillance setting. We are building extensive clinical and biological characterisation onto our long-standing population surveillance programme, with the opportunities for future studies within a precision public health paradigm. The post holder will have the opportunity to take a lead in analysis of such data and participate in defining priority research questions.

The work will focus primarily on HIV and TB, although we are expanding our work on non-communicable diseases (NCD), and the biological interactions and health implications of the intertwined epidemics of HIV, TB and NCDs. The post-holder will play a leading role in this research, by providing statistical and epidemiological expertise and leadership.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in medical statistics/epidemiology or a closely-related subject, substantial experience working independently as a medical statistician, including leading the analysis of large and complex datasets within epidemiological research projects, an excellent publication record commensurate with experience, experience of writing/contributing to peer reviewed grant applications, comprehensive knowledge of a statistical software package such as Stata, proven ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team and in a multicultural environment, as well as independently. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This is a full-time post based in South Africa and is funded from October 1, 2018 until September 30, 2021.

Closing date for applications is Friday July 27, 2018

Applications should be made online via Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two 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 Please quote reference EPH-IDE-2018-35

*Interviews will be on Friday, August 10. Candidates may attend interviews either at AHRI – or in London.

Please click here for the full job description, and here to apply online.

Top image: AHRI’s research campus in Somkhele, northern KwaZulu-Natal.