Principal Statistician

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7073867 (Ref.No. MHCTR1193)
Posted: January 8, 2021

Job Description

Are you an experienced medical statistician and want to work for an Institute leading in clinical trials research and impacting international clinical practice? Do you want to be part of a successful, highly talented and multi-disciplinary team? Are you an enthusiastic, driven postgraduate with a major statistical qualification keen to lead a portfolio of clinical trials research.


The Clinical Trials Research Unit 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 early phase and late phase clinical trials in a variety of clinical fields. Our results inform the academic development of this specialised field of clinical research on a national and international level. Particularly, we specialise in complex phase III trials, early phase I/II trials, biomarker-driven designs, seamless phase II/III designs, adaptive designs and the development, optimisation and evaluation of complex interventions, including cluster randomised and complex factorial designs.


You will be a talented and dynamic individual with a postgraduate qualification, including a major statistical component, and extensive applied experience in clinical trial statistics and/or medical statistics. You will have an interest in evaluating novel treatments or interventions of pharmaceuticals, radiotherapy, surgical or diagnostic devices or complex/ behavioural interventions, especially in cancer (specifically colorectal, breast, renal and haematological malignancies), stroke and rehabilitation, older people and palliative care, mental health, gastroenterology, musculoskeletal disease, cardiovascular disease or skin research. You will lead a portfolio of trials, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research and National Institute of Health Research, evaluating novel treatment interventions and linked stratification, including biomarkers and frailty assessment, in colorectal cancer.


You will join a large, well-established group of statisticians and will work on trials designed to answer questions of real importance that will ultimately develop the clinical pathway to improved disease outcomes and patient care. This role will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your career and broaden your expertise through methodological research within a supportive and stimulating environment.


We are open to applications for full or part time hours and can support various models of remote working. At the current time, due to the COVID19 pandemic all staff are working remotely. Once things return to ‘normal’ we are able to support informal working from home arrangements on a part time basis.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Deborah Stocken, Professor of Clinical Trials Research



Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research (LICTR)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:  100% at 37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Open ended fixed funding for 36 months)
Release Date:  Thursday 07 January 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 31 January 2021
Reference:  MHCTR1193

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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