Lectureship in Medical Statistics

Lancaster University - Mathematics & Statistics

We are seeking candidates for a Lectureship in Medical Statistics. We offer a unique place to undertake outstanding research and deliver inspirational learning experiences. To help you grow into the role, we offer reduced teaching load for the first three years. Candidates whose research interests lie in finding mathematical/statistical solutions to questions in health are encouraged to apply and candidates with a particular interest in the design and analysis of clinical trials or modelling related to health are particularly sought. You should have a proven track-record in publishing research work of international quality and demonstrate a clear potential for attracting research funding and research studentships.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics hosts one of the largest and strongest statistics research groups in the UK comprising 25 academic staff, 10 research associates and over 40 FTE research students. In the 2014 REF assessment, Mathematical Sciences at Lancaster was ranked fifth overall and third in terms of the impact of its research. The Statistics Research Group takes a leading role in the development of statistical methodology and the application of statistics in medicine and industry. The department is also one of the key partners of the newly found Data Science Institute (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/dsi/).

The Department’s Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Research Unit (http://www.mps-research.com) works closely with the pharmaceutical industry and public sector researcher institutes to develop novel statistical methods for the design and analysis of clinical trials. It leads the EU-funded research training network IDEAS (www.ideas-itn.eu) and is an integral part of the MRC-funded North-West Hub for Trials Methodology Research, leading the Hub workstream on early phase clinical trials as well as the adaptive designs working group of the MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (http://www.methodologyhubs.mrc.ac.uk/).

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics has thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Statistics. Our MSc course in Statistics attracts over 20 students each year and has several funded studentships for students enrolled on pathways in medical and pharmaceutical statistics. The newly established interdisciplinary MSc in Data Science, a cross-departmental initiative with Computing and Environmental Sciences, is training 60 students each year. In collaboration with the Department of Management Science, it hosts the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in partnership with industry, STOR-i (http://www.stor-i.lancs.ac.uk/).

The Department provides a research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Prof Andrey Lazarev (Head of Department) a.lazarev@lancaster.ac.uk or Prof Peter Neal (Head of Statistics p.neal@lancaster.ac.uk.

This post is available from 1 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, and by 1 October 2017 at the latest.

General information about the Department can be found at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/maths/.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

For further information and to apply online please click the apply button.

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