Medical Statistician or Senior Medical Statistician (fixed term)

Closing Date
Tuesday, 15th October 2019
Job Type
Research & Teaching
RDS for East Midlands
£30395 to £48677 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Medical Statistician: £30395 to £39609 per annum

Senior Medical Statistician: £39609 to £48677 per annum

This is an ideal opportunity for a talented medical statistician wishing to progress their research career. You will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced Medical Statistician.  You will conduct statistical analysis for the NIHR-funded NEON (Narrative Experiences Online) study, which includes a definitive pragmatic randomised controlled trial assessing whether having online access to people's stories of personal recovery from mental health problems can help with the recovery of other people with experience of psychosis. 

You will also join multidisciplinary team of RDS staff who have expertise in the development of high quality applied health or social care research applications for submission to national peer reviewed funding streams. You will provide expert methodological support and advice to researchers who are developing high quality applied health or social care research applications for submission to national peer reviewed funding streams. There will also be opportunities to assist with the delivery of short courses, workshops and seminars.  

You should have a strong background in the design and analysis of randomised controlled trials. You will connect with other researchers within the Institute of Mental Health, with statisticians in the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit at Queen Mary University of London and other statisticians within the RDS. You will be a team player with good communication skills who enjoys working with other members of the team as well as independently. You will learn the art of writing competitive applications for research funding and be able to apply your knowledge when you seek for funding for your own research. 

You should have, or be near to the completion of, a PhD in medical statistics, epidemiology, health services research, or clinical trials.  Training and skills in applying expert statistical knowledge in the design and analysis of a range of applied health research studies, including phase three clinical trials and other quantitative designs are required. You should provide evidence of significant research experience of designing and conducting quantitative research studies in an applied health research setting in the UK, and an appropriate track record of peer reviewed publications. 

At the University of Nottingham, we will give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.

This is a fixed-term contract until 31 October 2022. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week).   

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Stefan Rennick-Egglestone, or Professor Sarah Armstrong, sarah.armstrong@nottingham.acuk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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