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Professor in Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials - Director of Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit - QMUL23653

Department: Institute of Population Health Sciences
Salary: Salary will be by negotiation within the Professorial range (Grade 8)
Reference: QMUL23653
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 02-Jul-2021
Closing date: 01-Aug-2021

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The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) leads and supports clinical trials in which the primary question of interest relates to informing clinical and policy decision making.

The PCTU is located within the Centre for Evaluation and Methods (CEM) within the newly formed Wolfson Institute for Population Health (WIPH). Staff within CEM conduct methods research in a range of areas.

WIPH brings together some of the UK’s leading researchers, practitioners and educators in a vibrant, multidisciplinary group with the aim of delivering world-leading research and education to inform and support local, national and global primary care and public health.

About You

We are looking for a highly experienced and innovative statistician with an international reputation in clinical trials, to lead and promote trial-related methodological research and lead the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit.  You will have an excellent academic and publication record with ambitious plans for future research, including facilitating high quality research.  You will also have experience of leadership within a UK clinical trials unit, the ability to manage budgets, and a clear aptitude for strategy, and staff development and motivation.  The role will include expert statistical input to groups affiliated with the unit to enable a strong pipeline of grant applications from these groups. You will be expected to contribute to the strategic direction of the Centre and to teaching within the Centre and Institute as required.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


The post is full time and permanent.  Salary will be by negotiation within the Professorial range.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups and women as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award, and is committed to the equality of opportunities for all.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Fiona Walter at or Professor Sandra Eldridge at  

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 1 August 2021.  Interviews will be held week beginning 9 August 2021.


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