Research Associate/Assistant 'Medical Statistician (Clinical Trials)' x2 - Ref: 1732458
UCL Department / Division: MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
Location of position: London
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 6B £30,316 - £31,967 per annum - Grade 7 £34,635 - £41,864 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities:
Join one of the country's leading Clinical Trials Units
The MRC Clinical Trials Unit at University College London is amongst the country's foremost clinical trials units and is a centre of excellence for carrying out challenging and innovative studies, and developing and implementing new methodologies. The Unit undertakes world-class research, and we are committed to strengthening and expanding the evidence base for healthcare both nationally and internationally, delivering innovative and novel research that can really make a difference.
We are looking to recruit outstanding Statisticians to play a central role in ground-breaking clinical trials and meta-analysis. The opportunities encompass statistical input and support for high profile, international clinical trials in cancer and infectious diseases, and an opportunity to play a key role in an exciting 5-year collaborative, internal programme of activity to speed up the evaluation of cancer treatments to ultimately help give faster access to life-saving therapy.
The MRC Clinical Trials Unit is seeking two enthusiastic Medical Statisticians to provide statistical support for high profile international clinical trials in cancer and infectious diseases. The roles will involve working within multi-disciplinary teams on the trials and associated translational research within the CTU's Cancer or Infections themes. The successful candidates will work on two trials in either Cancer or Infections.
These are open ended appointments with initial funding for 2 years.
In this exciting role you will:-
Take responsibility for statistical aspects of the trials: Developing statistical analysis plans and working practices, undertaking analyses, preparation and presentation of reports, discussion and interpretation of results, assisting in the preparation of conference abstracts and papers for peer reviewed journals.
Take responsibility for day to day management of statistical aspects of the studies: Liaising on data quality, actively providing a statistical viewpoint for decisions about trial management, and identification of potential problems impacting on final results.
Provide statistical advice on the development of new research proposals, including study design and sample size calculations.
For proposals that are funded - assist in the development of case report forms and specifications for analysis datasets, and the study database.
Develop knowledge of the biology and epidemiology of relevant disease areas.
Work on methodological problems, in collaboration with interested colleagues.
Participate in teaching and in the statistical review of papers.
You will have an enthusiastic approach, excellent communication skills, and proven ability to prioritise and work to deadlines. You should have a good understanding of statistical concepts and familiarity with one or more statistical packages, a good understanding of randomised controlled trials principles.
You will have practical experience of statistical methods in analysing trial data, experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams and preparing/presenting reports.
You will be able to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.
Knowledge of the biology and epidemiology of cancer is desirable.
Ref: 1732462: Medical Statistician (Clinical Trials)
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Closing Date: 23 Jul 2018
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