Research Fellow (Statistician)

London (Greater) (GB)
£48,737 - £51,423 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
06 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The post holder will work with internationally renowned King’s College London clinicians and scientists to evaluate novel interventions and medications in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience.   


The post holder will lead a team of statisticians and work with multidisciplinary teams to work up future funding applications for clinical trials, and to act as the trial statistical in the conduct of clinical trials of investigational medicinal products. 


They should proactively lead collaborations, to plan, monitor, conduct, analyse, and report randomized controlled trials and well conducted cohort studies. 


This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 3 years 

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent


Key responsibilities


•              To undertake all stages of clinical research, including planning, design, conduct, ongoing reporting, and analyses of multicentre studies that evaluate the clinical effectiveness of medicinal interventions in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience

•              To have a robust working knowledge of the Good Clinical Practice and the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004

•              To show methodological leadership throughout all stages of a randomised controlled trial

•              To act as a Senior Statistician for early phase or feasibility studies


Communication & Networking:

•              Communicate conceptual and complex ideas to lay, and technical audiences

•              To contribute actively to team meetings presenting own work, and providing advice to others


Decision Making, Planning and Problem Solving:

•              The post-holder will be expected to work independently in planning day to day activities in accordance with the project deadlines. 


Service Delivery:

•              Independently provide advice and deal with queries of a specialist nature, interpret requirements of collaborators

•              To promote good programming standards operating to KCTU- SOPs


Analysis & Research:

•              To report and disseminate statistical methodology and analysis results

•              To have an establish area of methodological research


Team Work, Teaching & Learning Support:

•              To contribute to leading departmental teaching

•              To contribute to helpdesk, computer-lab tutoring and occasional lectures.

•              To embrace the attitude of a team player, and play a full part of a multidisciplinary research team 


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria  

  1. Formal qualification in statistics or a substantial statistical content 
  2. Post-graduate degree in Biometry, Medical or Applied Statistics  
  3. Considerable understanding of epidemiology and medical statistics including, longitudinal analysis and handling of missing data   
  4. Knowledge/experience in the conduct of all stages of a randomised controlled trials (RCT) from conception to dissemination 
  5. To have independently worked up a grant submission from conception to submission 
  6. Experience as the statistical lead in published medical research 
  7. To have published in leading clinical journals with a clear position of contribution commensurate with a Research Excellence Framework of at least nationally relevant impact 
  8. Experience of working as the technical expert in a multidisciplinary team  
  9. Motivated and self-disciplined 
  10. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate to lay, as well as technical audiences 

Desirable criteria

1.       Qualification relating specifically to Clinical Trials, Psychology or Neuroscience 

2.       In-depth understanding of the International Committee on Harmonisation (ICH) principles, and their application 

3.       To have been awarded funding (principal investigator or co-investigator) from a national peer reviewed funder (eg NIHR, MRC, Welcome Trust)