The following advertisement will appear in the National Press next week.


The Centre for Medical Statistics at Keele University wishes to appoint
a Lecturer in Medical Statistics with interests in statistical modelling
applied to the analysis of randomised controlled clinical trials.

The person appointed will support a new Clinical Trials Development Unit
and work closely with the local Trusts’ R&D Programme Director
responsible for trials. The Unit will become a Centre of excellence in
the design and analysis of clinical trials. The post is research
orientated and the Lecturer will be expected to develop his/her research
programme in cognate modelling areas (e.g., longitudinal data analysis,
survival analysis or design) and to contribute to the Centre’s teaching

The ideal candidate will be technically proficient, have a PhD (and
preferably a MSc) in Statistics or Biostatistics, have experience of
working in a medical research environment and be able to demonstrate
evidence of an emerging publication profile in medical statistics.
Enthusiasm, good communication skills and an interest in medical
research and teaching are essential attributes for this key post.

The appointment will be made on the first 3 points of the Lecturer A
according to qualifications and experience. The post, which is funded
jointly with
the North  Staffordshire Hospital NHS Trust, is for 3 years in the first
with the possibility of extension and is subject to a satisfactory
period of one year.

Further particulars may be obtained from The Personnel Office, Keele
University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG. Informal enquires to Professor
Gilbert MacKenzie, Director, Centre for Medical Statistics: Tel:
(01782) 583651, Fax:  (01782) 584268,
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Prof. Gilbert MacKenzie
Centre for Medical Statistics
Keele University
Staffordshire ST5 5BG

Tel: (01782) 583651
Fax: (01782) 584268