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Senior Statistician - QMUL14928

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £46,489 - £51,899 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL14928
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 01-Oct-2018
Closing date: 01-Nov-2018

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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Barts Clinical Trials Unit

Senior Statistician

The Barts CTU is a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) located in the Charterhouse Square campus of QMUL (EC1M, Barbican tube). The Unit has successfully grown its portfolio from influential trials in cancer prevention & screening to rheumatoid arthritis, smoking cessation and cardiovascular diseases and continues to expand in new areas. Our objective is to widen the availability of specialist support to grow clinical trials testing new treatments and prevention research within QMUL and Barts Health. Although based in the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine we work closely with the William Harvey Research Institute (cardiovascular), Barts Heart Centre (the biggest cardiac centre in London), the Barts Cancer Institute and colleagues in the Pragmatic CTU in the Blizard Institute.

A Senior Statistician is required to lead the development of innovative trial design & methodologies for new research projects within the Barts CTU. You will also be responsible for undertaking statistical analysis of various studies, including solving problems in data analysis and statistical methods.

As a member of the Barts CTU team, the Senior Statistician will have a wide-ranging responsibility to different aspects of clinical research including:

Supporting the investigators with the development of innovative trial design & methodologies, at the application stage and through study progress to publication

Making research initiatives and original contributions to the research programme

Preparing reports and scientific papers to disseminate results

You will have a PhD in Statistics or related quantitative field and substantial experience of clinical trial methodology. You will ideally have a general understanding of the UK policy framework for health and social care research and the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 (SI 1031). Excellent analytical and interpersonal, organisational and communication skills with the ability to plan your own workload are essential, as is the aptitude to remain calm whilst managing multiple deadlines.

The post is fixed term until 31/12/2022. Starting salary will be in the range £46,489 - £51,899 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and annual season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. The Centre for Cancer Prevention requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (as specified in the Job Profile).

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr David Collier at or on 07961 383925 .

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The closing date for applications is 1 November 2018

Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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