Medical Statistician (EPH-PH-50)

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Category: Academic | Department: Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health | Closing Date: 21 Nov 2017 |  The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) wishes to appoint a statistician, mainly to work on the statistical analysis of results from major clinical trials. Much of this research relates to time critical interventions for emergency care. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a programme of biostatistical research, focused on clinical trials, as well as providing statistical expertise for the trials conducted in the CTU. In addition, there will be the opportunity to collaborate in methodological research and study design, as well as managing small grants.  Teaching of postgraduate students would also be expected.    The successful applicant requires an aptitude for both applied and methodological research, good communication skills and statistical computing experience, particularly in SPSS, SAS or STATA.   An MSc in statistics or equivalent is essential and past experience of clinical trials and/or epidemiological research is desirable. The successful candidate will also be able to write up and clearly present research results and be meticulous in all aspects of their work, taking initiative where appropriate. The appointment is based in London and available immediately. It is currently funded for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of further extension.   Salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 - £43,759 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available. Applications should be made on-line via our website The reference for this post is EPH-PH-50. Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.  Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.
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