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The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint several statisticians with a background in applied statistics or epidemiology to join the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU), part of the Office of Translational Research, located on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge, and working closely with local investigators from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust to develop and deliver high quality clinical trials. The Unit has a diverse portfolio of over 40 trials, encompassing a broad-range of disease areas including oncology, cardiovascular medicine, paediatrics, surgery, vasculitis and radiology.

The posts are designed to strengthen the statistics group within the Unit.

The statistics group is currently supporting a number of on-going interventional and observational trials. The post-holder will be expected to develop and implement statistical analysis plans, handle day-to-day statistical issues relating to the study design, randomisation processes, interim and final analysis of studies, contribute to manuscripts for publication, and prepare abstracts, posters and slides for presentation of analyses at departmental, national and international academic meetings.

The range and remit of studies in the CCTU covers all phases I to IV. The CCTU is embedded within the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and so there is an emphasis towards translational research, which regularly presents novel statistical challenges. There exists a vibrant statistical community within the campus in which the post-holder will participate.

Applicants should have a higher degree; at least a Masters in applied statistics, statistics, epidemiology, or a related field in quantitative biomedical research. Experience in using a major statistical package (R, Stata or SAS) is desirable. Experience in working within a clinical trials context or similar would be desirable.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Simon Bond, Senior Statistician (

Limited funding: The funds for these posts are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Successful applicants will need to complete a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st May 2017.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ST11852 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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