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Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Medical Statistics - QMUL19131

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £46,489 to £51,899 for Lecturer and £54,853 to £61,311 for Senior Lecturer
Reference: QMUL19131
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 13-Jun-2019
Closing date: 24-Jul-2019

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Blizard Institute

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health

Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Medical Statistics

Ref : QMUL19131


We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic statistician with a significant track record in applied health research, including both publications and grant applications, to fill a key role within the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) – a UKCRC-registered Clinical Trials Unit with an international profile both in applied healthcare and in methodological research. Clinical strengths of our collaborators include colorectal surgery, mental health, primary care and women’s health. Our methods research addresses challenges in the design, conduct and analysis of pragmatic trials and trials of complex interventions, including innovation in the design of cluster randomized and stepped wedge trials, as well as pilot and feasibility studies. The PCTU’s scientific team currently numbers 14 statisticians and five health economists.

The appointment will be made at Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level depending on experience.  Job descriptions for both grades are provided.  The post-holder will provide significant input to the design of collaborative projects, and the role will help to underpin excellence in all aspects of the Unit’s research and operations. There will also be opportunities to pursue your own methodological research.

The PCTU is hosted within the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, located in Whitechapel in the heart of London’s east end. The Centre brings together some of the UK’s leading researchers, practitioners and educators in a vibrant, multidisciplinary group, including those with backgrounds in general practice, biostatistics, medical sociology, immunology, genetics, public health, nursing, bioethics and psychology with the aim of delivering world-leading research and education to inform and support local, national and global primary care and public health.

The post is full-time/part-time, and fixed term for three years, with an expected start date of October 2019.  Starting salary will be in the range £54,853 to £61,311 per annum for Senior Lecturer, or £46,489 to £51,899 for Lecturer, 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 Richard Hooper at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 7324.

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The closing date for applications is 24 July 2019. 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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