Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics

London (Greater) (GB)
Lecturer: Grade 7, £46,292 - £54,534, Senior Lecturer: Grade 8, £56,060 - £64,405 incl. LW.
19 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

.An exceptional opportunity to join an established team of statisticians, informaticians and other quantitative scientists in the Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics. The department is world-renowned for developing novel methodology and applications in the field of mental health and is currently expanding by recruiting to several new posts.

We are seeking to appoint at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. The focus of this role is statistical methods in clinical trials and will involve working with clinical collaborators at the IoPPN and externally, and with the King’s Clinical Trials Unit and NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. The post holder will work on a range of clinical trials in mental health funded by NIHR and UKRI. The post holder will also be expected to support new submissions to funders as a co-applicant.

The methodology research on clinical trials will be aligned with the NIHR Research Professorship programme of Professor Emsley that aims to deliver clinical trials of new treatments in mental health using the most efficient designs and optimal analysis approaches. This will require a good understanding of statistical methodology, particularly in relation to causal analysis and treatment mechanisms, and proven expertise in Stata, R and latent variable software.

Your contribution to both applied analysis and methodological development will be recognised through authorship on publications, including as first author. A track record of peer-reviewed publication appropriate to the grade is required.

The post holder will contribute to the teaching programme and service support of the department, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. This includes teaching on the department’s MSc in Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics, and as a co-module lead delivering introductory statistics teaching at MSc level.

At Lecturer level, on appointment you will be expected to act as the statistical co-applicant on feasibility and pilot trial applications and other studies working with the affiliated Mental Health Trial Statistics group within the department. There will be opportunity to supervise PhD students.

At Senior Lecturer level, you will be expected to line manage research staff, to supervise PhD students and be the senior trial statistician on forthcoming phase II/III clinical trials working with the affiliated Mental Health Trial Statistics group within the department.

The post is responsbie to Professor Richard Emsley, NIHR Research Professor and Professor of Medical Statistics and Trials Methodology.

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