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Position: Senior Medical Statistician
Institution: University of Birmingham
Department: Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Duties: The post holder will provide statistical advice and support to BCTU's clinical trial, diagnostic and test evaluation research programme that addresses a wide and interesting range of medical problems of practical relevance to patients, carers and health care providers. The post holder will be responsible for providing statistical support to clinical studies in the Unit. The Unit is currently running studies in coloproctology, neurosciences, obstetrics and gynaecology, primary care, renal disease, surgery, burns, trauma and critical care
Requirements: MSc or PhD in Statistics or a relevant higher degree. Significant experience (at least 5 years) of working as an applied medical statistician, with experience of applying statistical techniques for medical problems. Significant experience in medical statistics and clinical trials, specifically in the design and writing of study protocols and the analysis, reporting and publication of results. Knowledge or experience of diagnostic and test evaluation studies. Experience of applying statistical techniques e.g. linear, logistic and Cox regression, analysis of variance, repeated measures, survival analysis. Experience in statistical programming, preferably in SAS and/or STATA. Experience of computer-based database management and data extraction/reporting techniques (preferably Access/SQL). Experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing statistical aspects of clinical research to deliver high quality results. Experience in writing reports and papers for publication
   
Text: Senior Medical Statistician - 58711 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now Full Time/Part Time Full Time Duration of Post 4 years Post is open to: External and internal candidates Grade 8 Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year. Additional Information The Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) is a leading national clinical trials unit (CTU) within the College of Medical & Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham specialising in the design, conduct and analysis of definitive clinical trials and test evaluation studies, under the Directorship of Professor Peter Brocklehurst. BCTU was established in 1997, and has evolved into one of the largest and most effective CTUs in the UK, undertaking high quality late phase clinical trials, diagnostic and test evaluation studies, systematic reviews and methodological research across a wide range of disease areas in both the primary and secondary care settings. BCTU has a strong human resource base of over 100 people, with specialist statistical, methodological, trial management, quality assurance and database development expertise, who currently oversee the design, setup, coordination, analysis and reporting of the Unit’s clinical trial research. As a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered CTU, the BCTU’s experience in co-ordinating multi-centre clinical trials, the presence of expert staff and robust quality assurance systems, and evidence of long-term viability of capacity for trial co-ordination is well recognised. The unit receives National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CTU funding to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials. Our aim is to help stimulate, develop, conduct, support, analyse and report high quality clinical research to generate more reliable evidence on causes and best treatment of a wide range of diseases. The Unit has a strong track record of coordinating cutting edge clinical trials from initiation through to completion. For informal enquiries, please contact Natalie Ives: n.j.ives@bham.ac.uk or Professor Peter Brocklehurst: p.brocklehurst@bham.ac.uk Terms and Conditions Research and Analogous Staff (non-clinical) Job Purpose The post holder will provide statistical advice and support to BCTU's clinical trial, diagnostic and test evaluation research programme that addresses a wide and interesting range of medical problems of practical relevance to patients, carers and health care providers. The post holder will work within the Statistics Team at BCTU and be responsible for providing statistical support to clinical studies in the Unit. The Unit is currently running studies in coloproctology, neurosciences, obstetrics and gynaecology, primary care, renal disease, surgery, burns, trauma and critical care. Main duties • Provide expert statistical advice on the design of clinical trials, diagnostic and test evaluation studies and develop studies in collaboration with Clinical Investigators. • Collaborate with Clinical Investigators in the submission of grant applications. • Collaborate with Clinical Investigators and Trial Co-ordinators in writing study protocols and developing data collection forms. • Collaborate with Programmers and Trial Co-ordinators in the development of data management systems. • Determine appropriate statistical analysis of study data and write statistical analysis plans, and provide guidance to other members of the Statistics Team in their analysis plans as required. • Supervise the statistical input to assist Trial Co-ordinators in the running of studies, and the monitoring of data quality of on-going studies. • Take overall responsibility for the analysis of study data, preparing and presenting reports for Data Monitoring and Steering Committees, and contribute to presentations and publications of study results. • Project manage the statistical contribution to studies, by supervising the analysis undertaken by other members of the Statistics team. • Take overall responsibility for the statistical contributions to publications of research being undertaken within BCTU, taking the lead when appropriate. • Present study results and methodological research at internal and external seminars and national and international conferences. • Mentor and supervise junior members of the Statistics Team. • Collaborate on relevant projects with researchers in other Departments within the University of Birmingham, and manage the contributions to such projects from members of the Statistics Team. • Take responsibility for any statistical inputs to the Standard Operating Procedures for the Trials Unit. • Provide expert statistical advice as part of the Unit’s support and advice service. • Lecture on statistics and clinical trial methodology and provide in-house staff training. • Undertake statistical methodological research relevant to the studies being undertaken within BCTU. • Provide expert statistical guidance to external bodies such as Editorial Boards and Grant Funders. • Represent BCTU at internal and external clinical and scientific meetings. • Support the delivery of clinical research in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), the Declaration of Helsinki, applicable legislation (including, but not limited to, the Medicines for Human Use Clinical Trials Regulations, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Data Protection Act 2018, Human Tissue Act), the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care, Caldicott principals, and applicable NHS Trust and University policies and procedures, (including, but not limited to the University’s Data Protection Policy, Information Security Policy and Code of Practice for Research) in order to protect the research subject and the quality of each study. Person Specification • MSc or PhD in Statistics or a relevant higher degree. • Significant experience (at least 5 years) of working as an applied medical statistician, with experience of applying statistical techniques for medical problems. • Significant experience in medical statistics and clinical trials, specifically in the design and writing of study protocols and the analysis, reporting and publication of results. • Knowledge or experience of diagnostic and test evaluation studies. • Experience of applying statistical techniques e.g. linear, logistic and Cox regression, analysis of variance, repeated measures, survival analysis. • Experience in statistical programming, preferably in SAS and/or STATA. • Experience of computer-based database management and data extraction/reporting techniques (preferably Access/SQL). • Experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing statistical aspects of clinical research to deliver high quality results. • Experience in writing reports and papers for publication. Closing Date 26 Nov 2018 A full job description is available in PDF format http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/58711.pdf Apply Now If you do not have Adobe software you can view the full job description by clicking here to download Adobe software free of charge. (This will take you to an external site). Email this vacancy to a friend University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK Tel: 0121 415 9000
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