Research Assistant / Research Fellow in Medical Statistics (Maternity Cover)
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 (Grade 6/7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 14th June 2018
Closes: 22nd July 2018
Job Ref: A6021
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
The Medical Statistics group, based in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Plymouth, provides a methodological platform and support for large-scale and wide-ranging clinical trials and research projects. The group's research encompasses clinical trials and pragmatic health services research (e.g. RCTs of medicinal products and complex interventions) and biomedical and clinical studies (e.g. screening and diagnostics; longitudinal studies), with strong links with the Faculty's clinical trials and population studies and biomedical research groups. Find out more about what we do: Medical Statistics<https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/medical-statistics>
We have established networks with local collaborators, including the UKCRC-registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU<https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/about-us/university-structure/faculties/medicine-dentistry/pupsmd-research/penctu>), local NHS providers, NIHR Research Design Service South West and University of Plymouth School of Computing, Electronics & Mathematics, as well as with research groups nationally and internationally. The group has hosted the Down's syndrome screening Quality Assurance Support Service (DQASS) since its inception in 2006. We are now looking to recruit highly motivated statisticians with experience in medical statistics and clinical trials to contribute to our research, consultancy and teaching activities, as well as supporting the methodological work of the Plymouth based team.
The University of Plymouth is based in a thriving waterfront city, at the heart of the beautiful South West. One of the largest universities in the region, our growing international reputation is matched by some exciting campus developments. With excellent national transport links, pristine seas and south-coast sunshine, with the University of Plymouth you can live the lifestyle that only the South West peninsula can offer. Take a look at some of what Plymouth<https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/visit> has to offer.
You will be expected both to support externally funded research projects, including clinical trials, and to identify and work with senior colleagues to develop research ideas and contribute to funding proposals. You will also contribute to the teaching commitments of the group and support the supervision of less experienced colleagues and postgraduate students.
For an informal discussion, or to find out more about the role, please contact Siobhan Creanor, Lead for Medical Statistics and Director of PenCTU, by email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
How to apply:
You should tailor your application towards the Job Description for which you meet the criteria, although the university reserves the right to make an offer at the appropriate level in relation to skills and experience.
This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week and is fixed-term to cover a period of maternity leave of up to 12 months.
Interviews are likely to take place in July 2018 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.
University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.
The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award, and the University holds a Bronze award, which recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia.
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