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Research Fellow - Statistician

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832 a year
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Role Description

The York Trials Unit (YTU) is one of the UK’s leading centres for the design and analysis of randomised controlled trials.  Due to the continued success of the Unit, we are now seeking to appoint a new statistician.  You will join a team of statisticians under the supervision of Professor Catherine Hewitt.  The post offers the opportunity to be part of a large and successful multi-disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to policy relevant research.

You will develop strong foundations for a career in health services research.  Conduct high quality statistical analyses of trials, undertake statistical programming for checking, manipulating and summarising data, and assist in the development of research proposals.  You will be encouraged to undertake dissemination of your research through publications, seminars and conference presentations and contribute to the identification of possible new areas of research.

Key requirements: (see candidate briefs for more details):

  • MSc in a relevant quantitative subject
  • Knowledge of the types of statistical methods associated with trials
  • Knowledge of how to design and analyse data from randomised controlled trials
  • Ability to program using a range of computer software packages (e.g. Stata)
  • Experience of writing up research work for publication
  • Experience of managing and analysing medical research data

This is a new post and the position is available immediately.  Informal enquiries welcome to Professor Catherine Hewitt (; + 44 (0)1904 321374).


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