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(JOBS) Two biostatistician posts at Newcastle University, UK
viernes, 08 septiembre 2017

Dear all,
We have two biostatistics positions currently available in Newcastle University. The first one is available at various levels and would be mostly working on (or leading at the senior level) some very interesting applied projects. The second one is a postdoc position working with me on methodology for efficient design and analysis of clinical trials. There’s a lot of flexibility in what you might work on, including adaptive designs, biomarker-driven trial designs, or other relevant methods that you may be interested in. There’ll be lots of opportunities to apply novel methodology in practice if that would be of interest!
I’d be very happy for anyone interested to contact me if you’d like more information about the positions. If you are specifically interested in the first, more applied, position then you can contact Denise Howell ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
More details are given below.
Kind regards,

Position 1 - A83013R - Biostatistician/Senior Biostatistician
(https://vacancies.ncl.ac.uk/ViewVacancyV2.aspx Closing date: 26 September 2017, interviews likely to be on 26th October.
Biostatistician (Research Assistant - below the bar) £26,829 - £28,452
Biostatistician (Research Associate - above the bar) £29,301- £38,183
Senior Biostatistician £39,324 - £46,924)
You will be a suitably qualified statistician able to work across a number of research projects including clinical trials. We are interested in hearing from statisticians at all stages of their career but are particularly interested in statisticians with experience and interest in early phase clinical trials, stratified medicine and systematic reviews who can contribute to all aspects of the research process including preparation of funding applications, the design and conduct of studies, statistical analyses and report writing and the presentation of results. You should state which level of post you are applying for and tailor your application accordingly. Successful candidates will be appointed to a suitable point on the common pay scale according to qualifications and experience.
A first degree in a relevant numerical subject is essential. For posts above Assistant level a post graduate statistical qualification or eligibility for the appropriate level of membership of the Royal Society of Statistics is also essential (Graduate Statistician) for F level posts or Chartered Statistician for G level posts).

Position 2 A83008R - Research Associate (Statistician), interviews likely to be on 30th October.
(Full details on: https://vacancies.ncl.ac.uk/ViewVacancyV2.aspx Closing date: 26 September 2017
Salary: £29,301- £38,183
You will work with Professor James Wason on methodological research with applications to clinical trials as part of the Biostatistics Research Group (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/ihsbiostats/). The Institute hosts several groups of methodologists, along with a National Institute for Health Research Design Service, and is linked to a UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit. The current methodology research interests of the group are adaptive trial designs, biomarker-guided trials and analysis of composite endpoints. However other areas of research in the field of statistical methods for efficient design and analysis of clinical trials would be of interest also. There will be opportunities to be involved in the supervision of a PhD student and to collaborate with other statisticians in the group.
You will be a suitably qualified statistician (with either a PhD or a postgraduate qualification with a track record of published methodology work) interested in working on novel statistical methodology and applying it in real trials.
Experience of one or more statistical analysis packages (R, STATA, SAS) is essential.
The post is available for 3 years. The start date is flexible but ideally would be January 2018.
Informal enquiries may be made to James Wason via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Information about the Institute is available at www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs