Principal Statistician

  • Salary: £40,000 - £48,600
  • REF Number: 00046555
  • Consultant: Andy Leake
  • Contact: 01438 842 966
  • Date Published: 17.09.2019
  • Sector: Non-Specific
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Discipline: Biometrics

Andy Leake is recruiting for a Principal Statistician for an academic CTU based in Leeds. This role is a direct contract with the client for 12 months and is paying a salary in the remit of £40,000 - £48,600 per annum.

The Company:

This CTU is an international leader in the field of clinical trials. The unit is one of the largest in the UK and conducts national and international randomised and early phase clinical trials in a variety of clinical fields. Their main aim is to support the challenge of changing clinical practice for the better and past results and current work have already helped to do this. Their results inform the academic development of this specialised field of clinical research on a national and international level. Particularly, they specialise in complex phase III trials, efficient phase I/II trials, biomarker driven designs, seamless phase II/III designs, adaptive designs and the development and evaluation of complex interventions.

You will join a large, well-established group of statisticians to support the Unit's work on clinical trials and be responsible for developing and leading a growing portfolio of trials research evaluating complex intervention within Cancer and Palliative Care. You will work on internationally renowned trials designed to answer questions of real importance to patients, healthcare providers and policy makers, ultimately improving disease outcomes and patient care. Working with national leading clinicians and academic researchers you will develop robust complex trials designed to address national and local research priorities, driving strategically aligned research with multiple stakeholders including clinicians, patients, the NHS, industry and charities. You will have opportunities to research, apply and develop statistical methodology, together with general consulting and training of health professionals and other researchers. You will be involved in a wide range of statistical activities, including designing, conducting, analysing and publicising clinical trials, preparing grant applications and presenting at national and international conferences.

The Location: Leeds

Your Background:

  • BSc with major statistical component together with a postgraduate qualification in Statistics (MSc/PhD).
  • Significant working experience of statistics, gained working on clinical trials, with a knowledge of the design and analysis of trials.
  • Expert knowledge of a statistical computing package and other IT software such as MS Office.
  • Previous experience of staff management, with ability to build and maintain relationships with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines.

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Andy Leake on 01438 842966 or email aleake@ckclinical.co.uk. Alternatively, please click on the link below to apply online now. Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference 46555 in all correspondence.

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