Richard Peto Professor of Epidemiology

Population Health

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University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 12th Feb 2021
  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF: 148925
  • Closes: 19th April 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Richard Peto Professor of Epidemiology

Nuffield Department of Population Health in association with Green Templeton College

The University of Oxford intends to appoint to the newly created Richard Peto Professorship of Epidemiology based in the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH). NDPH aims to undertake research that provides reliable answers to important questions about the causes, prevention and treatment of disease. Our focus is on improving health by reducing common causes of disability and premature death in both developed and developing populations.

This appointment will help build our scientific strengths through recruitment of an outstanding epidemiologist who shares our vision of what really matters for improving health. You will have an outstanding track-record of population health and epidemiological research, and a commitment to extending its impact on health globally as well as to training in the discipline.

The post is available as either a clinical or non-clinical position. If appointed to a clinical post, you must be medically qualified and will be a clinician at NHS consultant/honorary consultant level.

Population health and epidemiology research are pivotal to the Medical Sciences Division and the University’s strategic contributions to research and capacity building in global health. They are central to providing reliable evidence for improved healthcare and disease prevention by the NHS and for the general population and are an important part of the curriculum for medical students.

The post is based in the Nuffield Department of Population Health and associated with Green Templeton College. You will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community both within the University and the College and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers.

The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter to promote women in Science, Engineering, Technology and Medicine. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award at institutional level, and the Nuffield Department of Population Health holds an Athena SWAN silver award.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Queries about the post, and how to apply, should be addressed to Natalie Derry at Wittkieffer search consultants,, +44 (0)7408 851596. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19 April 2021.

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Natalie Derry

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19-Apr-2021 12:00

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