Medical Statisticians for Support Teams (2 Posts) – Reference No: HD/09/031
and HD/09/032Salary - £25,623 to £30,594
Applications are invited for two posts of medical statisticians to join the
CR-UK and NHS Support Teams of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine
(Director: Professor Doug Altman) in Oxford.
The support teams provide expert statistical input into collaborative health
research. Projects include phase II-III national and international
randomised controlled trials and observational studies. The statistician
typically collaborates directly with the lead researcher, taking
responsibility for the design, analysis and clear interpretation in public
dissemination whilst working to agreed deadlines. For both teams, some
projects are in collaboration with a UKCRN Registered Clinical Trials Unit.
The support teams also carry out methodological research, offer statistical
advice to researchers and run statistical courses.
The major difference between the two teams is due to the differing sources
of funding. The CR-UK support team is mainly funded by Cancer Research UK
and funding committees linked to cancer leading mainly to cancer related
work. The NHS support team is mainly funded by the NHS and funding
committees covering all health leading to a greater variety of diseases
within their projects.
The support teams include 10 statisticians in total and form part of the
Centre for Statistics in Medicine which employs a further 6 statisticians.
The Centre carries out collaborative medical research projects, a
methodological research programme and teaching. Members of the Centre have a
particular interest in randomised controlled trials, diagnostic accuracy
studies and prognostic studies. The centre is part of the Department of
Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Oxford and is located in an
attractive site at Wolfson College in North Oxford.
You would be expected to work with other statisticians in the support team
on several concurrent collaborative projects. The successful applicant is
likely to have a postgraduate qualification in applied or medical
Located in a stimulating statistical environment with career enhancement
encouraged by CPD and opportunities for methodological research, these posts
are offered on a full time basis (although part time would be considered)
and are available immediately for three years.
For an informal discussion contact Sharon Love or Karen Smith on
[log in to unmask] 01865 284413 (NHS)
[log in to unmask] 01865 284414 (CR-UK)
Further written information and an application form is available by email
[log in to unmask], or by telephoning 01865 617024, quoting reference
number shown above. The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday
9 November 2009, with interviews on 17 or 19 November 2009.
The University is an equal opportunity employer