Senior Lecturer/Reader in Medical Statistics

Bristol, United Kingdom
£51,630 - £58,089 per annum
12 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Academic Faculties
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £51,630 - £58,089 per annum
Closing date for applications 12-May-2019

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced medical statistician with a strong track record in applied clinical trials research to join one of the UK’s leading UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered Clinical Trials Units.  The post is at the Senior Lecturer/Reader level but for an exceptional candidate an appointment at the Professorial level may be considered.

This post is funded by the University of Bristol as part of a strategic investment in clinical trials.  The newly formed Bristol Trials Centre, which comprises the Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit (CTEU) and the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration (BRTC), has a diverse portfolio of trials including studies evaluating hospital-based and community-based interventions, clinical trials of investigational medicinal products (CTIMPs) and non-CTIMPs. Currently, the Centre is running a range of trials in general surgery, cardiac surgery (adults and children), orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, urology, primary care, mental health and public health. The Centre also has a portfolio of cohort studies in cardiovascular and other diseases. Improving the efficiency and quality of trial conduct through the use of innovative IT solutions and greater use of routinely collected data is a key focus.

The Centre has strong links with the acute NHS Trusts in Bristol and with the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership. Some studies managed by the Centre also form part of the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre which was established in 2017.  The Centre is also closely linked to the Bristol Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Trials Centre and the MRC Conduct-II hub for trials methodology research. As well as working with collaborators in Bristol, the Centre also has collaborations with institutions both nationally and internationally.

Working with multidisciplinary research teams, the post holder will provide leadership in medical statistics, clinical trial methods and trials methodology and play a role in the development of the Centre. A key strategic objective is to increase the breath and number trials run through the Centre.  Another key objective is to complete the harmonisation of working practices as the CTEU and BRTC come together as the Bristol Trials Centre.  The post holder will be based in the CTEU. 

The post holder is expected to make a significant contribution towards establishing the Centre as an international centre of excellence in clinical trials and translational research, evidenced through an increased research portfolio and publications in high-quality journals.  The post-holder will also contribute to teaching and administration for the School’s postgraduate taught programmes.  Supervision of PhD students working on trials methodology topics will be encouraged.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in statistics (or a related quantitative topic) and a track record of high-quality research in trials or trials methodology, with a portfolio of research grants and research outputs in major international journals.

For an informal discussion please contact: Professor Chris Rogers, Director Bristol Trials Centre, Co-Director of the Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit, Telephone: 0117 342 2507; E-mail:

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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