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Research Fellow (Statistician)

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,322 - 49,553 a year
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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 at Grade 7.  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 conduct high quality statistical analyses of trials, undertake statistical programming for checking, manipulating, summarising and analysing data, and lead in the development of research proposals.  You will conduct research and/or lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes. You will participate actively in the planning and management of statistical aspects of research projects, including supervising the work of others and providing expert advice and guidance. 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. You will provide on-going statistical advice during the development and conduct of studies and communicate with clinicians and other health care professionals as appropriate. You will assist with postgraduate teaching in statistics and support statistical aspects of dissertation supervision

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed:

-      MSc in a relevant quantitative subject

-      PhD in a relevant quantitative subject or equivalent experience

-      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, R)

-      Experience of writing up research work for publication

-      Experience of managing and analysing trial data

-      Experience of supervising the work of others.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Catherine Hewitt

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