Senior Research Fellow - Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

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Location
Plymouth, Devon (GB)
Posted
11 May 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Research Fellow (SRF) - grade 8 or Associate Professor AP - grade 9
Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

The Medical Statistics group, based in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Plymouth, provides a methodological platform and support for large-scale and wide-ranging clinical trials and research projects. The group’s research encompasses clinical trials and pragmatic health services research (e.g. RCTs of medicinal products and complex interventions) and biomedical and clinical studies (e.g. screening and diagnostics; longitudinal studies), with strong links with the Faculty’s clinical trials and population studies and biomedical research groups. Find out more about what we do: Medical Statistics

We have established networks with local collaborators, including the UKCRC-registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU), local NHS providers, NIHR Research Design Service South West and University of Plymouth School of Computing, Electronics & Mathematics, as well as with research groups nationally and internationally.  The group has hosted the Down’s syndrome screening Quality Assurance Support Service (DQASS) since its inception in 2006.  We are now looking to recruit highly motivated statisticians with expertise in medical statistics and clinical trials to contribute to our research, consultancy and teaching activities, as well as developing the methodological work of the Plymouth based team.

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As a Senior Research Fellow you will have experience in medical statistics and clinical trials.  You will be expected to take a leading role to support externally funded research projects, including clinical trials, and to identify research ideas and develop these into funding proposals.  You will contribute to the teaching commitments of the group and will also be expected to supervise postgraduate research students and provide support and mentoring to less experienced colleagues.

As an Associate Professor you will have substantial experience in medical statistics and clinical trials and a growing record of both research outputs and reputation and securing project funding.  You will be expected to provide academic leadership including taking a leading role on externally funded research projects, including clinical trials, and identify research ideas and develop these into funding proposals.  As well as leading on the teaching commitments of the group, you will be expected to supervise postgraduate research students and provide support and mentoring to less experienced colleagues.

For an informal discussion, or to find out more about the role, please contact Siobhan Creanor, Lead for Medical Statistics and Director of PenCTU, by email siobhan.creanor@plymouth.ac.uk.

Interviews are likely to take place in June 2018 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

Closing date: Sunday 3rd June 2018

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. 

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award, and the University holds a Bronze award, which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

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