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Senior Biostatistician (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a senior biostatistician to join the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU) ¿ Cancer Theme, 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 in cancer research.

The post is designed to lead the statistics group, in the Cancer Theme, 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 lead on and 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; a PhD is preferable. Experience in working within a clinical trials context or similar would be desirable.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Wendi Qian, Senior Statistician (

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also 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: 23rd March 2018

Interview date: 28th March 2018

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 RD14895 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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