Job offer in england Senior Research Fellow in Medical Statistics at University of Plymouth

This post is designed for a highly motivated statistician to contribute to research, consultancy and teaching activities in the Medical Statistics research group, based in Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry (PU PSMD). The Medical Statistics group provides a methodological platform and support for large-scale and wide-ranging clinical trials and research projects. The group has established networks with local collaborators, including the UKCRC-registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU), local NHS and NIHR RDS-SW, as well as with research groups nationally and internationally. The group’s research encompasses clinical trials and pragmatic health services research (e.g. RCTs of medicinal products and complex interventions) and biomedical and clinical studies (e.g. screening and diagnostics; longitudinal studies), with strong links with the PU PSMD clinical trials and population studies and biomedical research groups and the School of Computing, Electronics & Mathematics. The group has also hosted the Down’s syndrome screening Quality Assurance Support Service (DQASS) since its inception in 2006.

We wish to appoint a Senior Research Fellow with expertise in medical statistics. You will be expected to both support externally funded research projects, including clinical trials, and identify and develop methodological and/or applied research ideas for funding proposals. You will contribute to the teaching commitments of the group, as well as supervising postgraduate research students and providing support and mentoring to less experienced colleagues.

You will hold a good first degree in Statistics, Mathematics or Epidemiology, with a PhD in medical statistics highly desirable. Relevant knowledge of clinical trials and/or health services research is required. You will demonstrate an excellent knowledge of statistical theory and methodology, applied statistics and statistical computing and programming.

This is a full-time post, offered on a permanent basis, however, consideration will be given to applicants wishing to work part-time (minimum 18.5 hours per week). Please indicate your preference in your supporting statement. For further information about the post please contact Siobhan Creanor ( Informal visits are encouraged.

For more information please contact Siobhan Creanor, Lead for Medical Statistics (

Closing date: 12 midnight, Sunday 26 March 2017.

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