Senior Trial Methodologist/Trial Methodologist

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The Institute of Cancer Research

Sutton, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
£38,607 - £44,370

Closing Date: 07/02/2021, 23:55

Location: Sutton

Division: Clinical Studies

Team: Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit

Vacancy Type: Full Time or Part Time

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Length of Contract: 3 years

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Range: £38,607 - £44,370

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Vacancy Description

  • Do you like the challenge of researching, developing and implementing efficient trial methodology that would make a difference in patients’ lives?
  • Do you want variety in your work and opportunities to apply your statistical knowledge across a number of therapeutic areas in oncology?
  • Would you like to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team and with like-minded statisticians?

Applications are now open for an exciting Senior Trial Methodologist/Trial Methodologist position at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London.

The Institute of Cancer Research, one of the world’s leading cancer research centres, is looking for a Senior Trial Methodologist/Trial Methodologist to join its expanding statistical team of over 20 statisticians at the Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU) at its Sutton site. ICR-CTSU manages an exciting portfolio of national and international phase II and III clinical trials; and an expanding number of early phase I/II cancer trials.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the statistical development, oversight and analysis of a number of clinical trials within ICR-CTSU’s portfolio. You will have a dual role in shaping the development of methodological innovations and implementing efficient methods in new and ongoing trials, with specific focus in early phase and adaptive trials.

You will be a highly motivated statistician with a PhD in statistics or an MSc in statistics (with relevant practical experience in medical statistics), a sound understanding of clinical trials and experience in applying statistical methods to real data.

Good communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English, are essential to liaise with multi-disciplinary team members across multiple studies. You should also be happy to work individually as well as part of a wider team. In addition, proficiency and experience with the statistical programming language R or STATA will be required.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for a talented statistician to develop his/her expertise further as a trial methodology researcher who designs and runs innovative and efficient clinical trials to improve patient outcomes.

Appointment will be on a fixed term contract for 3 years in the first instance, with the potential for renewal thereafter.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the equality and diversity of our staff. We will give due consideration to applicants seeking part-time and flexible working patterns.

For informal discussion about this post, please contact Christina Yap, email:

For further information on the recruitment process, please contact ICR-CTSU, email:

Applications should be made via the e-recruitment system on the ICR website. When applying please upload your CV and a supporting statement outlining why you would be suitable for this position including how you meet the person specification and give the names and contact details of two referees.

For more details please click on the link provided for the job description and person specification.

The interview will likely be held on 18th, 19th and 22nd February 2021.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.

The ICR is the leading academic research centre in the UK. Effective industry collaboration and innovation in new medicines and technologies are at the heart of our approach to drive benefits for patients. The ICR is ranked:

  • first for the quality and impact of our research*
  • second worldwide for the number of our publications cited in patents**
  • fourth worldwide for the citation rate of scientific research published across all fields**
  • fourth worldwide for top-cited research publications**
  • in the top five higher education institutions worldwide for academic influence and commercial impact**


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