Biostatistician

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Dec 27, 2018
Closes
Feb 11, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose

The post holder will provide statistical expertise and advice on the design, conduct and analysis of Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit's (CRCTU) clinical trials and allied research. Biostatisticians play a central role in the Unit, actively liaising with clinical investigators, contributing to the design and conduct of clinical trials, being responsible for interim and final analysis of clinical trial data and having a key role in the presentation and publication of results. As academic members of the University, Biostatisticians contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Person Specification

The CRCTU has multiple positions available for Biostatisticians to join its expanding biostatistics team of 18 biostatisticians, working on a varied portfolio of trials. Biostatisticians play a central role in the Unit, actively liaising with clinical investigators, contributing to the design and conduct of clinical trials, being responsible for interim and final analysis of clinical trial data and having a key role in the presentation and publication of results. As academic members of the University, Biostatisticians contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

The biostatistics team within the CRCTU is actively involved in developing and implementing novel statistical methodology related to clinical trials and associated translational research. Members of the team are encouraged to pursue their own research interests and opportunities exist to carry out postgraduate qualifications. 

The individual suitable for this post would have some experience or specific qualifications in medical statistics and would be capable of working with minimal supervision as a statistician on trials relating to a number of the key disease areas covered by the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit within a fairly short time of appointment. 
• MSc or PhD in Statistics OR a relevant higher degree with experience (at least 2 years) of working as an applied medical statistician. 
• Knowledge of survival analysis and statistical modelling. 
• Knowledge of statistical packages. 
• Knowledge of clinical trials. 
• An ability to impart statistical concepts to non-statisticians. 
• An ability to work well both on own initiative and within a team. 
• Evidence of good inter-personal, verbal and written communication skills.
• A flexible attitude and an ability to organise work to meet deadlines while handling more than one task at a time. 

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