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Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trial Statistics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BM&H-09937

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/06/2017

Salary: £49,772 to £59,400 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Available from 1 August 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving research group in the new School of Health Sciences at the University of Manchester. We are looking for a Senior Lecturer to provide leadership in clinical trial statistics within the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Trials Coordination Unit (MAHSC CTU) and to join the Centre for Biostatistics in the Faculty. The role is key to progressing and developing the strategy for the expansion of the MAHSC CTU and part of a major initiative to both develop clinical trials capacity and to expand and strengthen methodological research and training within the Faculty.

Historically, the MAHSC CTU specialised in early phase cancer trials. Recently the Unit’s portfolio has expanded to support other disciplines within the MAHSC partnership, particularly supporting mental health studies. Over the last two years the Unit has supported a range of publicly funded academic grant applications such that over 50% of more recent grant submissions and awards have been for non-oncology projects. The University and MAHSC partnership is investing in this and other senior trials posts to continue to deliver step change in trials capacity and capability. The Centre for Biostatistics engages in research into statistical methods arising from collaborative research undertaken with colleagues across the Faculty.  This role will have a leadership position in the Centre for statistical methodology in clinical trials.

We wish to recruit a statistician with a biostatistics or clinical trials background and broad experience of the application of statistical methods to applied research questions. Candidates should have knowledge of trial design, implementation and evaluation and of the regulatory framework for clinical trials research in the UK. A proven track record of published research in peer-reviewed journals and of obtaining grant income commensurate with a Senior Lecturer level appointment is essential. Applications from candidates with expertise in early-phase trial design and experience of oncology trials would be particularly welcome.

We are committed to the development of all staff within the Division of Population Health, Health Services and Primary Care, and will offer training and personal development opportunities relevant to your skills, experience and career aspirations.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.

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Interviews for this position will take place on Thursday 29th June 2017.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Richard Emsley


Tel: 0161 306 8002

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date


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