Senior Research Associate in Medical Statistics

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
£38,017 – £42,792 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
13 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Research Associate in Medical Statistics: Scientific Coordinator for the NICE Guidelines Technical Support Unit

Job number ACAD104360

Division/School - Bristol Medical School

Contract type - Open Ended
Working pattern - Full time

Salary £38,017 – £42,792 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Closing date for applications 12-Jan-2020

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a keen researcher with an interest in statistical methods for evidence synthesis to join the Guidelines Technical Support Unit (TSU) at the University of Bristol. The TSU provides statistical support and training for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Centre for Guidelines.  The post holder will work in collaboration with guideline developers to support the use of advanced statistical methods in NICE guidelines, and will conduct research into statistical methods to meet the needs of guideline developers. The post-holder will also contribute to the development and delivery of short training courses for guideline developers.

The successful applicant will work with clinicians, health economists and guideline development groups to perform network meta-analysis and support the use of other appropriate statistical methods, in a wide variety of clinical, social care, and public health areas. You will also critically appraise the statistical aspects of draft guidelines. This role provides an opportunity to contribute to high impact statistical methodological work, to collaborate with NICE and the multi-disciplinary teams responsible for guideline development, directly influencing policy and gaining experience of a wide range of Bayesian methods for evidence synthesis and their application to different clinical areas.

The TSU is part of the Multi-Parameter Evidence Synthesis research group (, within the Centre for Advanced Research Synthesis and Decision Science in the Dept of Population Health Science in the Bristol Medical School, where you would be based.

For informal queries, please contact: Nicky Welton,, 0117 3313918

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.