Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Medical Statistics

Bristol, United Kingdom
£52,560 - £59,135 per annum
14 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Bristol Medical School
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £52,560 - £59,135 per annum
Closing date for applications 17-Nov-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 in Bristol. The post is at the Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor level but for an exceptional candidate an appointment at the Professorial level may be considered.

Bristol Medical School is home to one of the UK’s foremost centres for research and teaching in population health sciences, with an outstanding track record in health services, public health, and epidemiological research, and the conduct and analysis of clinical trials of international importance. We provide a stimulating and supportive environment for academics at all stages of their careers. There is a great deal of collective experience of securing grant funding, and a strong track record of promotion of non-clinical and clinical researchers to senior posts. The medical statistics group is one of the largest in the country, that meets regularly to discuss work in progress, and has an outstanding track record of both methodological and applied research.

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, child health and public health. The Centre also has a portfolio of cohort studies in cardiovascular and other diseases, and projects using routine data. 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.

Working with multidisciplinary research teams, you will provide leadership in medical statistics, clinical trial methods and trials methodology and play a key role in the development of the Centre. A key strategic objective is to increase the breath and number trials run through the Centre.

You are 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. You will also contribute to teaching and administration for the School’s postgraduate taught programmes. Supervision of PhD students working on methodological topics will be actively encouraged.

You 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 informal queries, please contact: Professor Chris Rogers, Director Bristol Trials Centre, Telephone: 0117 342 2507; E-mail:

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.