Senior Medical Statistician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296 per annum
18 May 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Southampton Clinical Trials Unit

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 June 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1818422CM

The Southampton Clinical Trials Unit (SCTU) has a rare and exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Medical Statistician

In this role you will be working within an industry-leading trials unit, with expertise in the design, conduct and publication of multicentre, interventional clinical trials and other well-designed studies.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Statistician within the SCTU. You will provide statistical oversight for studies/trials assigned within the Clinical Trials Unit and will be responsible for all statistical aspects of clinical trials within the SCTU portfolio of studies. The post holder will supervise medical statisticians working on all aspects of the SCTU clinical trials. You will develop links with investigators throughout the UK to develop new phase II and III trials. You will be joining a busy, motivated and highly regarded team.

Successful applicants will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and experience in statistics or another relevant discipline as well as experience in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials and other well designed studies, be competent with either STATA or SAS and have excellent organisation and communication skills.

The Southampton Clinical Trials Unit (SCTU) is based at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust within the Faculty of Medicine and coordinates numerous high quality multi-centre clinical trials and other well designed studies that will directly influence routine clinical practice. It is a Cancer Research UK core funded, UKCRC registered clinical trials unit that also receives funding from the NIHR.

You will join an experienced team with a passion to drive the unit forward and cement our position as one of the leading CTUs in the UK.

As an employee of the University of Southampton you will enjoy a competitive salary and a generous benefits package which includes:

  • A generous holiday entitlement, including bank holidays and university closure days per year.
  • Qualification for the USS pension scheme, with a large employer contributions to your pension. 
  • Employee benefits such as the access to the Cycle to Work Scheme, the new Low Emissions Car Scheme, and University discounts at hundreds of shops, services and businesses across the south.
  •  You will work in close consultation with the SCTU Director, Associate Directors and senior leadership team. 
  • Having worked within a UKCRC CTU is desirable but not essential. 

The post is available on a full or part time fixed term basis for 24 months and will be based within the SCTU at Southampton General Hospital and at home, the University operates a hybrid model of working.

Our trials cover the complete spectrum of clinical practice, from primary care through to tertiary referral medicine, including cancer care, experimental therapeutics, surgery, supportive care and prevention.  Undertaking multi-centre early and late phase clinical trials, we work nationally and internationally to create the evidence for patient benefit that will directly influence routine clinical practice in the NHS and overseas. 

As part of the NIHR and CRUK infrastructure we have close working relationships with our partners, including the Southampton CRUK Centre and Experimental Cancer Research Centre and NIHR partners across Wessex such as the NIHR Research Design Service, NIHR Clinical Research Network, Clinical Research Facility, Biomedical Research Centre, the Wessex Institute and University Hospital Southampton.

For informal queries please contact Sean Ewings, Associate Professor Statistics,

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, or email Please quote reference 1818422CM on all correspondence.