Medical Statistician

Ref CLS00161
Department Clinical Trials Unit
Job Type Research
Specific Location Leicester General Hospital
Contract Type Full-time or part-time fixed term
Salary Range

Job Purpose

Medical Statistician

College of Life Sciences

Research Design Service (RDS) and Leicester Clinical Trials Unit (LCTU)

Grade 8 - £42,418 to £47,722 per annum

Open ended contract subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available for three years in the first instance. 

Full-time or part-time to a minimum of 0.8FTE (30 hours per week)

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.

This is a new post jointly funded by the NIHR Research Design Service East Midlands and the University of Leicester’s Clinical Trials Unit and the post holder will split their time equally between these two groups although it is likely there will be some cross-over between the two sets of responsibilities.

Within the RDS you will provide clear, expert and authoritative methodological advice and design support to research teams throughout the East Midlands; assisting them to develop high quality applications to national, peer-reviewed funding schemes for health research. You will represent the Research Design Service (RDS) at meetings with clients and colleagues, lead presentations and events and support other methodologists within the RDS in Leicester and Nottingham.

Working as a member of the statistics team in the UKCRC-registered LCTU, you will provide expert statistical leadership and high quality, specialist statistical delivery in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials in the LCTU portfolio.

In both roles you will have to demonstrate exceptional expertise in a variety of quantitative research methods and approaches, outstanding communication and consultancy skills, and a proven ability to contribute to the development of successful applications and peer reviewed publications. You will be expected to work closely with Principal Investigators and other colleagues within the RDS and LCTU, other external collaborators as well as undertake an element of independent research.

Medical Statisticians play a key role in the delivery of the research portfolios, actively liaising with clinical and academic investigators to design and develop research proposals, being responsible for producing the clinical trial or study analyses and playing an important part in the presentation and publication of results. This post gives the opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant contribution to research of high clinical impact.

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate qualification in medical statistics with significant, varied and wide-ranging experience working in applied research as a medical statistician.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

For informal enquiries, please contact Cassie Brookes on

Closing date for applications is at midnight on 03 April 2018.

Interviews are anticipated to take place on 18 April 2018.

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