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Position: Professor in Medical Statistics & Health Technology Assessment
Institution: University of Warwick
Department: Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences
Location: Coventry, England, United Kingdom
Duties: To further develop an outstanding research portfolio in medical statistics, medical research methodology, evidence synthesis, health technology assessment, and other areas such as, health economics and mixed methods research in the Division of Health Sciences. To attract substantial external grant income and contribute to interdisciplinary research grant proposals. To pursue a high quality programme of research in medical statistics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis, ensuring all research is undertaken in accordance with relevant legislation
Requirements: A PhD degree or equivalent in relevant discipline. An outstanding research record of innovative interdisciplinary research in medical statistics, medical research methodology, evidence synthesis, and health technology assessment reviews. Evidence of a commitment to contribute to the development of strong multidisciplinary grant applications and a track record of delivery on complex studies of relevance to Warwick Evidence. Proven ability to obtain substantial research grant funding
   
Text: Professor in Medical Statistics & Health Technology Assessment (100810-118) Click here to go back to search results Apply Now Vacancy Type/Job category Academic Department Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences Salary Competitive Salary Location University of Warwick Vacancy Overview Warwick Medical School wishes to appoint an ambitious and outstanding academic with expertise in medical statistics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis to lead work in Warwick Evidence at one of the UK?s leading universities. The appointee will join the rapidly expanding group of experts in medical statistics, health technology assessment, health economics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis based in Warwick Medical School. The successful candidate for this exciting new post will lead the medical statistics input, to the synthesis of evidence and appraisal of medical research methodology in work undertaken for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) by Warwick Evidence, as well as developing their own methodological research programme. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of information specialists, systematic reviewers, epidemiologists and health economists in appraising evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of health technologies, including drugs, devices and diagnostics. You will also work closely with other medical statisticians, trials methodologists, experts in complex evidence synthesis and health economists across Warwick Medical School. You will lead on research collaborations including with colleagues across the University of Warwick with synergistic research activities. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to: Dr Paul Sutcliffe, Email: p.a.sutcliffe@warwick.ac.uk Professor Aileen Clarke, Email: Aileen.Clarke@warwick.ac.uk Dr Hema Mistry, Email: Hema.Mistry@warwick.ac.uk Job Description JOB PURPOSE: To play a lead role in strengthening the position of Warwick Medical School (WMS) in Health Services Research and to continue its upward trajectory in establishing international research excellence in medical statistics, medical research methodology, evidence synthesis and health technology assessment. Warwick Evidence are seeking to appoint a Professor of Medical Statistics and Health Technology Assessment to contribute to the expanding programme of medical statistics and evidence synthesis research in WMS, to lead high quality medical statistics and appraisal of medical research methodology, largely within health technology assessment. To attract external research income and additional funding to support a substantial research group. Warwick Evidence already has an established track record of generating substantial income to support research activity around evidence synthesis. To lead collaborations with colleagues including those in other departments at the University of Warwick with synergistic research activities. To lead/contribute to the teaching of medical statistics and medical research methodology both at undergraduate and MSc level and to supervise research degree students. Work undertaken will directly inform health policy at a national level. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Research and Scholarship 1. To further develop an outstanding research portfolio in medical statistics, medical research methodology, evidence synthesis, health technology assessment, and other areas such as, health economics and mixed methods research in the Division of Health Sciences. 2. To attract substantial external grant income and contribute to interdisciplinary research grant proposals. 3. To pursue a high quality programme of research in medical statistics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis, ensuring all research is undertaken in accordance with relevant legislation. 4. To lead and be responsible for the delivery of specific research projects for NICE (e.g., HTAs, MTAs, STA, DARs) in Warwick Evidence and to be accountable to external funding bodies and sponsors. 5. To ensure that the medical statistics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis aspects within the portfolio of research the appointee is working on are completed promptly and to a high standard; this is likely to involve analyses of complex datasets, overall survival data and mixed treatment comparisons, and published in high impact peer-reviewed journals. 6. To provide high quality supervision of junior and senior staff on work within Warwick Evidence. 7. To engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department's research strategy and which enhance the School's national/international research profile. Such activities may include, for example, delivery of research papers at conferences, membership of committees of academic bodies, external examining, participation in knowledge transfer, development of industrial links and other related activities. 8. To lead/contribute to the development of research strategies in Warwick Medical School. Teaching and Learning Support 1. To contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in medical statistics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis as appropriate. This will include contributing to the University?s Masters in Public Health and Masters in Health Research programmes. 2. To take part in academic duties (i.e., setting examination questions, marking and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality medical statistics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis teaching. 3. To provide training and advice to colleagues at WMS on medical statistics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis issues, referring them to other sources of help, if required. 4. To organise research seminars in medical statistics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis. 5. To supervise higher research degree (PhD, MPhil, MSc) students as appropriate. Administration and Other Activities 1. To contribute to the management or monitoring of budgets (either project-based or departmental) and/or contribute to the establishment and management of programme/departmental financial plans and budgets, in collaboration as appropriate. 2. To contribute to the operational management of Warwick Evidence and the broader Division of Health Sciences, including preparation of job descriptions, recruitment, appraisal and management of staff as necessary. 3. To support the development of junior staff, providing career mentorship and expertise in specific areas of medical statistics, medical research methodology and evidence synthesis. 4. To make a significant contribution to the strategic and tactical management of medical statistics and other relevant methodologies with Warwick Medical School, including development of strategy, identifying potential funding opportunities, planning for research assessment exercises, and representing the research group, Division or Medical School at Internal or External meetings. Person Specification The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation. Essential Criteria 1 A PhD degree or equivalent in relevant discipline. a) Essential Criteria 2 An outstanding research record of innovative interdisciplinary research in medical statistics, medical research methodology, evidence synthesis, and health technology assessment reviews. a) Essential Criteria 3 Evidence of a commitment to contribute to the development of strong multidisciplinary grant applications and a track record of delivery on complex studies of relevance to Warwick Evidence. a), c), d) Essential Criteria 4 Proven ability to obtain substantial research grant funding. a), b) Essential Criteria 5 Evidence of ability to work to tight deadlines. c) Essential Criteria 6 An internationally excellent track record of published research in peer reviewed journals. a), c) Essential Criteria 7 Excellent analytic and statistical skills. a), c), d) Essential Criteria 8 Excellent communication skills with the ability to work well with colleagues. c) Essential Criteria 9 Good organisational skills with the capability of working well under pressure. a), c) Essential Criteria 10 Proven track record of an ability to organise and participate in teaching. a), c) Desirable Criteria 1 Evidence of successful supervision of research degrees. a) Desirable Criteria 2 Previous successful research project management experience. a), c), d) Further Particulars Warwick Evidence Vision Our overall aim is to improve the health of the public, either directly by facilitating the introduction of cost-effective interventions, or indirectly by reducing expenditure by the NHS on interventions that are not cost-effective, so allowing scarce funds to be better spent to achieve health. We work to achieve this aim by excellence in delivery of our core contract, in maintaining our reputation, by attracting additional (relevant) research funding, in publishing our work, in valuing our staff and by ensuring excellence in our governance and accountability mechanisms. Aims 1. To deliver excellence on our core contract. To continue to produce high quality Technology Appraisal Reports (TAR) products for NICE and others, in order to fulfil the requirements of the TAR contract 1.1 To deliver all projects by agreed deadlines 1.2 To deliver all project reports to a high standard using the Warwick Evidence Quality Assurance process and 1.2.1 To ensure that all project reports are clear, easy to read, and with transparent reasoning. The language is suitable for the intended audiences, usually the NICE Appraisal Committee 1.2.2 All project reports (and submitted material) are planned, read, critically appraised and approved by a Warwick Evidence senior team member prior to submission 1.3 To respond promptly (with 3 working days) to all queries and requests for information from the Health Technology Assessment programme or NICE 1.4 To deliver all projects within budget, or to negotiate uplifts where necessary and appropriate 1.5 To maintain and improve current levels of feedback received from NICE and the HTA programme 2. To sustain our reputation and to be recognized as a centre of research excellence in health technology assessment 2.1 To secure high quality academic publications 2.1.1 REF submissible staff to have 4 publications at 3* or above in each qualifying REF period 2.1. 2 All research staff to have at least one publication a year (TAR and non-TAR) 2.2 To maintain a high quality and up-to-date web presence 2.3 To maintain and expand the external impact of Warwick Evidence through press coverage and non-TAR publications 2.4 To sustain and increase links across Warwick Medical School and the University of Warwick and associated local and national NHS partners and stakeholders related to health evidence, technology appraisal and assessment of cost effectiveness, clinical trials, economic modelling and knowledge diffusion and dissemination 2.4.1 To achieve at least one shared research grant and one publication per PI with other members of the university per annum 2.4.2 All staff to engage across the medical school/ university to undertake appropriate teaching or administrative activity to be agreed and assessed at annual appraisal 2.4.3 Senior staff to maintain at least one advisory, refereeing or reviewing role with relevant national stakeholders (e.g. NIHR HTA programme, NICE, NSC, PHE) 3. To use the critical mass in Warwick Evidence to attract external funding to support related empirical and methodological work of the highest quality 3.1 All staff to have appropriate research aspirations identified in line with Warwick Evidence research strategy 3.2 Aspiration to achieve at a minimum ?50,000 per year for each PI 4. To support and value staff. To sustain and increase staff capacity in systematic reviewing, health economic and cost effectiveness modelling and meta-analysis. To increase numbers of future Principal Investigators in line with WMS research strategy 4.1 All staff to have Annual Review plans to include research career and training planning, in line with Warwick Evidence and WMS ECR, and senior academic policies 4.2 All staff to have regular (at least fortnightly) line management meetings and access to mentoring 4.3 Team-wide training and education report to be made annually 4.4 Warwick Evidence to support at least one external fellowship application (or equivalent) per year 4.4 Succession plans to be in place for each post in Warwick Evidence 4.5 All staffing policies to be compliant with WMS?s Athena SWAN policies 5. To ensure exemplary governance and quality assurance procedures 5.1 All routine activities to be covered by standard operating procedures (SOPs). All SOPs to be revisited biennially 5.2 Senior team to meet weekly to ensure timely and satisfactory management of all projects and programmes, finance, staffing, allocations and research activities 5.3 Accurate and timely financial records to be kept, and reported as required to DH 5.4 Advisory group composed of senior stakeholders to meet at least annually to ensure appropriate scrutiny of all aspect of management and governance of Warwick Evidence Director of Warwick Evidence: Dr Paul Sutcliffe Warwick Medical School For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website For further information about Health Sciences, please click here For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars . Right to work in the UK If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under Tier 2 of the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship under Tier 2. Diversity and Inclusion The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual?s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants? suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. 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