Medical Statistician

LSTM is a world-renowned institution with a strong track record in high quality medical research, postgraduate training and technical assistance related to tropical countries. We have a research portfolio of over £250m, close to 600 staff and numerous postgraduate courses, from Diploma to PhD level.  LSTM has a centre of excellence of international standing, as demonstrated in its 2014 Research Excellent Framework performance and its portfolio of activities ranges from basic drug discovery through to large drug trials, health service research and research synthesis.

LSTM has important strategic partnerships, such as the Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre and the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Programme of Clinical Tropical Research and works in collaboration with other UK Universities including Liverpool, Warwick and Lancaster.

The GHTU is a strategic unit within the Department of Clinical Sciences with a remit to provide expert statistical and epidemiological advice to support the design and implementation of trials and large analytical and observational studies. The unit plays a strategic role to ensure trials are conducted at high quality, are able to influence international policies and to benefit populations of resource-poor countries.

Clinical trials are an area of major expansion for LSTM and this is an exciting time to join us. The appointee will join a highly motivated and competitive multidisciplinary team addressing high-burden diseases, including among others HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected and emerging tropical diseases and respiratory infections in low and middle-income countries. The focus is on phase II/III and large-scale global health trials which range from new diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to strategies of health care delivery.  

The successful candidate will contribute to the design of trials and quality observational studies, support the development and deployment of statistical tools applicable to a broad range of clinical and laboratory-based research and conduct analyses of data. You will operate in a multi-disciplinary team comprising clinical and basic scientists with the support of professors and senior lecturers in statistics, mathematicians and epidemiologists based at LSTM and partner institutions worldwide.

The appointee will be expected to provide statistical support, training, and advice on study design, statistical analysis and scientific paper/report writing to the School research community and occasionally to postgraduate students. 

You will have the opportunity to develop your own areas of research interest and to focus on specific areas of work to complement the unit’s expertise.  The GHTU encourage a flexible approach to working and this role could be remote working for the right candidate so non-Liverpool based candidates are encouraged to apply.

For any informal enquiries, please contact Professor Duolao Wang on or Professor Maia Lesosky, on 

Additional benefits of joining LSTM:

  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus Christmas closure days
  • Generous occupational pension schemes
  • Government backed “cycle to work” scheme.
  • Affiliated, discounted staff membership to the University of Liverpool Sports Centre
  • Plus, a host of additional family friendly policies  

Closing Date: 7th February 2022 at 10.00 am   

Application Process: To apply for the position please click HERE and upload your CV and Covering Letter.  

Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we may close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role.

Inclusion is central to our values at LSTM

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience. 

We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers. 

About LSTM   

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics. 

Look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year by viewing our annual report:   

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