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Trainee Statistician

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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25,482 - 31,302 a year
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Role Description

The York Trials Unit is one of the UKs 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 trainee 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 provide on-going statistical advice during the development and conduct of trials.  You will liase with trial managers to manage statistical and analytical aspects of the studies to ensure data quality. You will also 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):

  • BSc 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 undertake basic statistical programming (e.g. Stata)
  • Experience of managing and analysing data
  • Experience of summarising data in a report format.

Informal enquiries welcome to Professor Catherine Hewitt (; + 44 (0)1904 321374).

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