Professor of Complex Clinical Trials & Statistics

London (Greater) (GB)
Professor (Salary negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience)
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

King’s College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS world rankings 2020) and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework it was ranked 6th nationally in terms of power. It is also the largest centre for dental, medical and nursing education in Europe and provides education and research in the widest range of subjects allied to medicine of any London institution.

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care is currently ranked 2nd in the world and 1st in the UK for Nursing (2019 QS World University Rankings). In 2017 the Faculty was joined by the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, the first purpose build palliative care institute in the world. The Institute has the highest citations of any palliative care group in Europe and is second is the world.

Our ambition is to create the Nightingale-Saunders Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Unit at the UKCRC/NIHR at King’s. This will work as an integral part of the King’s Accredited Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) but will develop expertise and drive forward clinical trials in complex applied health and social care interventions, for people with multimorbidity, complex illness, nursing, midwifery, palliative care, and related fields.

We are looking to appoint a Professor of Complex Clinical Trials and Statistics to help establish and lead the Nightingale-Saunders Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Unit in The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care. The successful candidate will have a track record of conducting, designing and evaluating complex clinical trial interventions and will be an expert in trials methodology and the processes of trials implementation. The successful candidate will have a high level of statistical trial competence and have knowledge of the scientific and practical issues faced in conducting complex trials and/or comparative epidemiological studies in palliative care, nursing, midwifery or related fields.

For further information and to apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London Job Opportunities page and submit the specified documentation. Informal enquiries may be made to the King’s Search Team; please contact Victoria Sanders-Clarke at or call +44(0)20 7848 2050.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing 13th January 2020.

King’s College London is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment process it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. King’s particularly welcomes applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBT+ community and from disabled people.