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Position: Senior Medical Statistician
Institution: University of Southampton
Department: Southampton Clinical Trials Unit
Location: Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Duties: To provide statistical leadership and oversight for a portfolio of studies/trials within the Clinical Trials Unit. The post holder will be responsible for all statistical aspects of clinical trials within the portfolio of studies. The post holder will supervise medical statisticians working on all aspects of the CTU clinical trials. The post holder will develop links with investigators throughout the UK to develop new trials and will develop novel statistical methods for translational studies associated with the SCTU trials. The role will provide statistical leadership for a portfolio of research and the ability to anticipate and consider potential issues or opportunities, which could affect delivery and growth of the relevant portfolio
Requirements: PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in statistics or another relevant discipline. Computer literate. Familiar with one or more statistical packages (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Splus). Significant knowledge of clinical trial methodology and regulatory requirements. Significant experience in the design, analysis and reporting of clinical trials. Growing and consistent national reputation in statistics or clinical trials or another relevant discipline. Track record of published research. Ability to identify priorities. Methodical, practical, with excellent attention to detail. Able to maintain judgement under pressure and meet deadlines. Established organisational skills and ability to oversee a number of projects. Proven ability to organise a range of high quality research activities to deadline and quality standards, ensuring plans complement broader research strategy. Proven ability to develop innovative research proposals and attract research funding. Innovative, able to problem solve and be decisive. Able to identify broad trends to assess deep-rooted and complex issues. Able to apply originality in modifying existing approaches to solve problems. To be able to work both independently and collaboratively with medical, scientific and technical staff. Work effectively in a team, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of others to help teamwork development Writing skills for drafting protocols, reports, funding applications and regulatory documents. Writing experience of academic papers. Able to persuade and influence at all levels in order to foster and maintain relationships. Able to resolve tensions/difficulties as they arise. Able to provide expert guidance to colleagues in own team, other work areas and institutions to develop understanding and resolve complex problems. Compliance relevant Health & Safety issues. Positive attitude to colleagues and students. Willingness to work within a regulatory framework. Willingness to travel
Text: Senior Medical Statistician (Scientific Lead) Southampton Clinical Trials Unit Location: Southampton General Hospital Salary: £38,460 to £48,677 Per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 24 months Closing Date: Thursday 14 March 2019 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 1108819CM The Southampton Clinical Trials Unit (SCTU), based at Southampton General Hospital is an expanding successful trials unit with core funding from CRUK and NIHR to support an increasing mixed portfolio of studies. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior statistician to join us. The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and relevant experience in clinical trial statistics or another relevant discipline. The successful applicant will also have excellent organisation and communication skills, an understanding of GCP and clinical trial regulations and be able to travel occasionally within the UK. Once appointed, the post title will be Senior Research Fellow. The employing organisation is the University of Southampton which offers a competitive salary, pension scheme and other benefits. The post is offered on a two year fixed term contract in the first instance with the expectation of further extensions. The post is offered full time but part time may be considered for the right candidate. The SCTU is part of a strong research environment in Southampton which includes the Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, NIHR BRU and Centre for Cancer Immunology. For an informal chat to find out more about the role, please contact Louise Stanton ( ) or Gareth Griffiths ( ) Application procedure: You should submit your completed online application form at . The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received, prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on 44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1108819CM on all correspondence. The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.
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