Deadline: April 26, 2020
Applications are open for the LSHTM TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship 2020 in Medical Statistics for African Scientists. The Scheme enables promising research students from Sub-Saharan Africa to undertake MSc training in Medical Statistics at LSHTM followed by a year working as a statistician at one of their partner centres in Africa.
The fellow continues to receive mentoring, supervision and support for the duration of their fellowship from members of the TEG Group. The summer project, chosen by the fellow, often provides an introduction to the research topic to be pursued further during the placement year.
During the placement year, the fellow is exposed to different aspects of research including study design, data management, analysis and reporting of findings. They are guided by local statisticians and researchers as well as relevant TEG members.
Two fellowships are available, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and GSK, to provide support for two years training in medical statistics. For the first year the successful applicants will study for the MSc degree in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). This will be followed by a one-year professional attachment at one of the African centres associated with the research programme of the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) at LSHTM.
During the professional attachment, training Fellows will develop their statistical and research skills by working on studies with guidance from TEG scientists. This is intended to foster excellence in the field of medical statistics and epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa.
- The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (£16,400 per annum) and return air travel.
- Be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa;
- Be in possession of an excellent degree with a background in mathematics, statistics or a related subject;
- Have at least 1 year of work experience in medical statistics or epidemiology;
- Be able to meet the English language requirements.
Candidates should complete their application through the online portal. Note that a curriculum vitae and academic transcript must be uploaded as part of the application.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by telephone and if successful, may be required to undertake an English language assessment.
For more information, visit TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship.