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Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to join the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit, based within the School of Clinical Medicine.

The Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit is located on the Addenbrooke's Hospital Biomedical Campus in Cambridge, and works 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 post is designed to strengthen the statistics group within the trials unit.

The statistics group is currently supporting a number of ongoing interventional and observational trials. The post-holder will be expected to develop and implement of 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 post-holder will be also expected to input into grant applications, independently take overall responsibility for statistical aspects of studies, and develop their own academic methodological research interests.

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 PhD 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 (

Appointment to Senior Research Associate is subject to approval from the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.

This appointment requires 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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

The closing date for applications is the 8th October 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference ST13241 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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