Lecturer in Medical Statistics 

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
29 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Medical Statistics 

Job number   ACAD103109     
Division/School     Bristol Medical School 
Contract type      Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern     Full time 
Salary    Grade J: £36,613 - £41,212 per annum/ Grade K: £42,418 - £47,722 per annum 
Closing date for applications     21-Feb-2018  

We are looking to recruit a medical statistician or methodologist with strong quantitative skills, who has a track record of high quality research in the field of randomised controlled trials (RCTs), to join one of the UK’s leading centres for research in population health sciences – the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Bristol Medical School. You will develop your programme of applied research in RCTs, working with multi-disciplinary research teams to lead on the study design and statistical analysis. You will be encouraged to conduct research addressing methodological questions arising from your applied work on RCTs. You will also contribute to teaching and administration for the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

You will have a Ph.D. in a quantitative topic (or equivalent research experience) and a track record of applied and methodological research published in high impact journals. You will be able to demonstrate your enthusiasm for making a significant and effective contribution to the teaching and organisation of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. You will be able to demonstrate your abilities in research administration, and in the successful supervision of staff.

The Department of Population Health Sciences has an outstanding track record in epidemiological and health services research, and provides a stimulating environment for academics at all stages of their careers. There is a large and active group of medical statisticians within the department and across the Bristol Medical School, who meet up frequently to discuss their research. There is a positive culture of career development at the University.

You will be affiliated to the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration (BRTC), a successful UKCRC-registered clinical trials unit (CTU) based in the Department of Population Health Sciences. The BRTC works with clinicians and public health professionals based in the Bristol Medical School, local NHS trusts, and more widely, to design and deliver high quality randomised controlled trials addressing important questions about clinical care and population health. The BRTC has a core staff of research administrators, trial managers, statisticians, qualitative researchers and health economists, who work closely with researchers in the Bristol Medical School. Trials on the BRTC portfolio are largely pragmatic, evaluating the effectiveness of complex interventions in primary care, community, and secondary care settings. You will also collaborate with academics in MRC Collaboration and innovation in Difficult and Complex randomised controlled Trials In Invasive procedures (Conduct-II) and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre on experimental research in particular on developing and psychometric testing outcome measures in including patient reported outcomes. 

A further priority for this post will be to build on the successful partnership between the University of Bristol and the NHS, via Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative, and to develop an externally funded research programme, at least some of which is conducted with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Name, tel no and email details for informal contact/s: Chris Metcalfe: 0117 928 7326 

Interviews will take place on 28 February 2018.
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