Research Associate - Statistician

6 days left

London (Greater) (GB)
£41,386 - £44,745 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
08 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2023
Job Type
Research Related
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description


The post holder will work alongside internationally renowned King’s College London clinicians and scientists to evaluate novel interventions and medications in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience. With a background of epidemiology and medical statistics the post holder will impact on improved understanding of health outcomes, the exposures that influence on them, and mechanisms of how therapies and therapeutics work.  


The post will be expected to conduct, analyse, and report randomized controlled trials and well-planned cohort studies. 


This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

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


Key responsibilities


•            To undertake the conduct, ongoing reporting, and analyses of multicentre studies that evaluate the clinical effectiveness of interventions in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience

•            To ensure that key aspects of the trial in relation to the data quality and data credibility are considered, evaluated, with key decisions documented

•            To proactively co-author trial documents including the: protocol; statistical analysis plan; data monitoring and ethics committee reports; and clinical study reports.


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

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


Analysis & Research:

•            To report and disseminate statistical methodology and analysis results

•            To show a desire to establish a personal area of methodological research

•            Write or contribute to publications or disseminate research finding using other appropriate media.


Team Work, Teaching & Learning Support:

•            To contribute to the helpdesk

•            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.      Familiarity with statistical software packages such as STATA, (or R)

3.      Understanding of the fundamental principles of epidemiology or medical statistics

4.      Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate to lay, as well as technical audiences

5.      Experience of working as a statistician in a research environment

6.      Motivated and self-disciplined


Desirable criteria

1.      Post-graduate degree in Biometry, Medical or Applied Statistics

2.      Qualification in the conduct of clinical trials, or experience of the conduct of clinical trials in a regulated industry

3.      Competence in analysis of longitudinal experiments

4.      Experience in the conduct of randomised controlled trials

5.      To have published peer reviewed publications

6.      Experience of working as the technical expert in a multidisciplinary team


Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who are near to submission or have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6.

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