NIHR Research Methods Fellow in Medical Statistics, Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds
Closing date: Sunday 24th June
Do you want to start a career in health research and work for an Institute which is leading in clinical trials research that impacts clinical practice? Do you want to undergo two years of research training and gain experience of applying statistical methods relevant to clinical trials research in the NHS? Are you a highly numerate enthusiastic graduate with a major statistical qualification?
The Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) is an international leader in the field of clinical trials. The Unit is one of the largest in the UK and conducts national and international randomised and early phase clinical trials in a variety of clinical fields. Our main aim is to support the challenge of changing clinical practice for the better and our past results and current work have already helped to do this on a national and international level. Particularly, we specialise in complex and adaptive confirmatory trials, efficient phase I/II trials, biomarker driven designs and the development and evaluation of complex interventions. You will join a large, well-established and supportive team of over 35 statisticians and methodologists, and be mentored by the Institute Director, Prof Julia Brown and Principal Statistician, Dena Howard. Working in a multidisciplinary team, you will have excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills. You will be involved in a wide range of statistical research activities, as well as assisting trial statisticians in clinical trial and general consulting activities.
You will be a highly talented and enthusiastic individual who is keen to pursue a career in medical statistics. You will have, or expect, an excellent honours degree (1st class), with a substantial mathematical or statistical component. Candidates that do not already have an MSc with a substantial statistical component will be supported, in the first year, through a full-time MSc in Medical Statistics. Candidates that already have obtained an MSc will undertake selected modules from local MSc programmes, whilst being introduced to, and immersed in, the ongoing programme of work at the CTRU. In the second year, you will be supervised to undertake a methodological research project on analysis methods in adaptive trial designs. You will be encouraged and supported to apply for an NIHR doctoral training fellowship to extend this research. Alternatively, there may be opportunities for progression as a medical statistician within the CTRU.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dena Howard, Principal Statistician
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1477, email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty of Medicine & Health
Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research (LICTR)
Grade 5 to Grade 6
£22,214 to £31,604 p.a.
100% Full Time Equivalent
Fixed Term (Fixed term funding for 24 months from October 2018)
Sunday 24 June 2018
Candidate brief and how to apply https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Upload/vacancies/files/11858/MHCTR1115%20-%20Research%20Methods%20Fellow%20in%20Medical%20Statistics.pdf
Dena Howard (nee Cohen) MSc
Principal Statistician & NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow
Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU)
Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research
University of Leeds
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