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Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate (Senior Statistician) with a background in applied statistics or epidemiology to join the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit, based within the School of Clinical Medicine.

The post will offer excellent opportunities for career enhancement as the lead statistician on clinical studies and will incorporate line management of junior statisticians. The role will be 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. The Unit has a diverse portfolio of over 40 high-impact trials, mostly funded by the NIHR, encompassing a broad range of disease areas including oncology, cardiovascular medicine, paediatrics, surgery, vasculitis and radiology.

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.

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 working within a clinical trials context is essential. Experience in using a major statistical package (R, Stata or SAS) is 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.

Closing date: 1st January 2018

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ST14135 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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