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Statistician - QMUL21279

Department: Institute of Population Health Sciences
Salary: £34,220 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21279
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 27-Jan-2020
Closing date: 24-Feb-2020

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Applications are invited for the role of Statistician in the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) in the newly established Institute of Population Health Science.   IPHS is a world class, multidisciplinary grouping of academics.  Its focus is on population health sciences, spanning public and global health, health services research, health policy, genomics and data science, behavioral and social sciences.  IPHS delivers evidence to implement health system change for population benefit.

The Institute comprises four centres: Centre for Primary Care and Mental Health, Centre for Clinical Trials and Methodology, Centre for Global Public Health and Centre for Women’s Health. The post will be based in the Centre for Clinical Trials and Methodology (CCTM).  CCTM hosts the Queen Mary hub of Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research and the PCTU.

We are looking for a statistician to join our thriving and dynamic clinical trials unit supporting high quality clinical trials in primary care, psychiatry, women’s health, surgery and beyond. 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 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 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 (or part time 0.6 FTE/21 hours) fixed term appointment for 3 years starting in April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.  Starting salary will be in the range of £34,220 - £44,807 per annum pro rata, 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

Details about the Institute can be found at

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The closing date for applications is 24 February 2020.  Interviews are expected to be held w/c 02 March 2020.


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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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