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Statistician - QMUL16316

Department: Centre for Primary Care and Public Health - Blizard Institute
Salary: Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 to 44,015 per annum for the more senior Grade 5 post (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16316
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 01-Oct-2018
Closing date: 30-Oct-2018

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Blizard Institute

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health

Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit


Ref : QMUL16316

We are looking for a statistician to join a thriving and dynamic clinical trials unit supporting high quality clinical trials in primary care, psychiatry, women’s health, surgery and beyond. The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) is located in the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health and linked with the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry based in Newham, East London. The PCTU has particular expertise in pragmatic trials: trials of interventions as they would be delivered in practice. You will be joining a team of statisticians and health economists currently working within the unit on a wide variety of trials, systematic reviews/meta-analysis and observational studies at different stages of their development and completion. The unit also carries out methodological research related to trials, and has an international reputation for its work on cluster-randomised trials and trials of complex interventions.

The post will involve contributing to trial protocols, developing statistical analysis plans, conducting statistical analyses, and liaising with other researchers and health professionals. You will be required to spend one day a week in the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry providing statistical advice. In addition you will contribute to a small amount of teaching, and carry out some methodological work. You will possess a higher degree in statistics or other relevant subject (MSc or higher), have some experience of medical research and a good knowledge of clinical trial design and analysis. You will also be a strong and enthusiastic communicator about the value of sound statistical approaches. The ability to work as part of a team and to organise and prioritise your own work are essential.

The post is a full time and fixed term appointment for 3 years, with an expected start date of 01 December 2018.  Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 to £44,015 of per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Sally Kerry at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 2708.

Details about the Centre and PCTU can be found at :

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The closing date for applications is 30 October 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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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.

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