Senior Biostatistician

The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome (MLW) Programme is seeking a skilled and dynamic biostatistician to lead the further development of biostatistics at the Programme. Ref 195

The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome (MLW) Programme is an internationally recognised centre for research and research training, funded by the Wellcome Trust. In collaboration with the University of Malawi, College of Medicine (COM),MLW is seeking a skilled and dynamic biostatistician to lead the further development of biostatistics at the Programme. The successful candidate will have in-depth experience of statistical methods, as well as provide evidence of operating in a health-related research environment.  

Reporting to the Programme Director, the Senior Biostatistician will provide leadership in the further development of statistical services at MLW and the University of Malawi, College of Medicine (CoM), focusing on statistical analysis, teaching and mentoring. The post holder will promote a strong collaboration between MLW-CoM in Blantyre and the biostatistics and data teams at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek).  


  • Further development and implementation of the MLW Statistics Service Strategy.
    • Provide all statistical support activities to MLW research staff
    • Assist the Data Manager in the review and oversight of database management activities
    • Act as an independent statistician on data monitoring committees, trial steering committees, funding boards and other advisory groups,
    • Undertake high quality research in applied biostatistics linked to the research strategy of MLW through research collaborations with MLW/ CoM researchers and others.
    • Deliver undergraduate and postgraduate lectures, seminars, tutorials and short courses for MLW staff. 


  • A first degree and a postgraduate degree in Statistics with a major component of medical Statistics or similar.
  • A proven record of high quality statistical support and applied statistical research.
  • Experience in a health related research environment with a record of publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals with some experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

If you are interested in applying, return your CV and covering letter (quoting reference 195)  stating your interest and suitability for the role, together with completed copies of our Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, via email to [email protected] 

Closing Date:   Tuesday 31 May 2016 (12 noon UK time)  

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