Senior Research Associate/Research Associate 'Medical Statistician in Methodological Software', - Ref: 1732464
UCL Department / Division: MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
Location of position: London
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): Grade 7 £34,635 - £41,864 per annum Grade 8 £43,023 - £48,023 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities:
The MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL (MRC CTU) is an international centre of excellence for clinical trials and associated research, undertaking the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of large-scale, multi-centre studies, resolving internationally important questions in infectious diseases and cancer, and delivering swifter and more effective translation of scientific research into patient benefits. It does this by carrying out challenging and innovative studies, and developing and implementing methodological advances in study design, conduct and analysis. It hosts one of the MRC's five regional Hubs for Trials Methodology Research. The MRC CTU at UCL is a UKCRC registered trials unit and is part of the Institute for Clinical Trials and Methodology at UCL, within the Faculty of Population Health Sciences in the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences.
Writing user-friendly statistical software is central to the dissemination of our methodology. Most of the Unit's statistical software is written for the statistical package Stata, with the aim of disseminating methodology developed in the Unit nationally and internationally.
The methodology theme has expanded considerably over recent years, enabling us to recruit to a new position to work alongside statistical methodologists in developing the Unit's statistical software. The position will involve writing new software to implement newly developed methodology; enhancing existing software by adding new functionality, correcting errors, improving documentation and supporting users; and improving the methodology theme's approach to validating its statistical software.
The successful candidate will have a degree in a scientific subject, preferably a higher degree related to statistics; interest in methodological development in a biomedical environment; preferably experience or knowledge of medical statistics, experience of writing and documenting software (ideally statistical software in Stata); ability to write good code; and will work effectively with methodologists and users.
Candidates may also be interested in three other roles currently being advertised:
Ref: 1732436: Research Associate/Assistant 'Medical Statistician - (Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis)'
Ref: 1732458 Medical Statistician (Clinical Trials) x2
Ref: 1732462: Medical Statistician (Clinical Trials)
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Closing Date: 23 Jul 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
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