Research Associate / Research Fellow in Medical Statistics

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King's College London

London, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
£38,304 - £54,534

Job ID: 022104

Salary: Research Associate: Grade 6, £38,304 - £45,026

Research Fellow: Grade 7, £46,292 - £54,534

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department: Pop Health & Environ Sci School Office

Guy's Campus

Applications are invited for a full-time medical statistician in the Department of Population Health Sciences, within the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences. The appointment will be as Research Associate or Research Fellow, depending on knowledge, skills and experience and the area of work. The post is divided 50/50 between the Research Design Service (RDS) and Unit for Medical Statistics (UMS). The two units are co-located, and members of both units work closely together.

In the RDS role, you will be part of a large and collaborative team of research advisers, providing expert advice to researchers applying for grant funding. You will provide advice on the design of studies such as feasibility trials, cluster trials, diagnostic accuracy studies, and studies using large routine databases. You will gain invaluable expertise in how to put together a strong grant application, enabling you to support researchers to improve their chance of obtaining funding, while also developing important skills for your own future research career. Previous members of RDS have been successful in receiving prestigious fellowships with NIHR and Wellcome ( ).

In the UMS role, the postholder will be an engaged and ambitious statistician with experience in contributing statistical input to research projects and/or clinical trials. Working as part of a vibrant and growing Medical Statistics group supporting research at the cutting edge of population health and applied research.

The post holder will collaborate with colleagues across and beyond the multi-disciplinary Department of Population Health Sciences to provide statistical expertise and collaborative support for clinical trials and research conducted within the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) and KCL, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, and King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. They will be responsible for supporting research collaborations locally, nationally, and internationally. The post holder will be expected to both contribute on research grants, and to inter-disciplinary programmes of applied health research, within the School’s priority research areas.

The postholder will take day-to-day responsibility for the statistical aspects of specific studies such as clinical trials and/or other clinical studies and epidemiological studies. This will include project planning and protocol development, study conduct, plans for all statistical analyses and liaising with the appropriate multidisciplinary teams to represent statistics role in the projects. In addition, the postholder will contribute to statistical consultancy working with clinicians, MedTech and Pharmaceutical organisations. All work will be supervised by a senior academic lead from the Group.

The postholder will also provide some time in supporting teaching and learning in relation to Biostatistics and Epidemiology and contribute to teaching on the undergraduate medical curriculum and the post graduate courses (currently a campus-based MPH and an online MSc Public Health).

Unit for Medical Statistics (UMS)

UMS currently includes 10 statisticians. Group members have substantial expertise in early and later phase clinical trials (NIHR, MRC, Welcome Trust, BHF and charities), epidemiological studies, registers and databases and have specific methodological interests in prognostic models, early phase trial design, and biomarkers enrichment/prediction. Members of the group collaborate in a range of clinical areas within and outside King’s, including stroke, cardiovascular disease, respiratory medicine, infectious disease, liver disease, ophthalmology, paediatrics, sexual health, and dermatology. All members of UMS contribute to a King’s-wide statistical consultancy and statistical services established and led by the group. The statistics service includes a range of support and collaborative ventures within and externally to King’s. The group contributes to teaching statistics to undergraduates in medicine and postgraduates in public health and other specialities. We have strong links with the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at King’s, Research Design Service (RDS) London, and the King’s Clinical Trials Unit (KCTU) and form one of the two main statistical groups affiliated to the KCTU.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract until 30 Sep 2023 in the first instance.

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

Contact details: Dr Peter Lovell,

Closing date: 06-Aug-2021


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