Trainee Biostatistician

University of Glasgow - RI Health and Wellbeing

Job Purpose

The post-holder will contribute to a range of medical research projects working with senior statistical colleagues and external collaborators. Specifically, the job requires a good knowledge of statistical analysis methods and statistical programming.

The post-holder will be expected to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines to help maintain the reputation of the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics as a centre of excellence in support of health research.

The post-holder will receive training to develop their knowledge and skills in statistical methodology, statistical programming and other aspects of collaborative research.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To carry out programming of basic statistical analyses of various projects under the supervision of more senior statisticians.

2. To write statistical analysis reports in support of reporting to study committees and funding bodies, and to support the preparation of presentations and articles for publication.

3. To carry out checking and validation of statistical analyses, to ensure the accuracy of statistical outputs from the Centre.

4. To ensure timely delivery of outputs across multiple projects through effective time management, and communication of issues to senior staff.

5. To undergo training in more advanced statistical methods, to improve technical knowledge.

6. To undergo training in more advanced statistical programming, to become more efficient in delivering statistical outputs.

7. To present analysis results to academic and/or commercial clients, thereby promoting the work of the Centre and contributing to the continued financial security of the Centre.

8. To undergo training in statistical consulting.

9. To act as a demonstrator in the delivery the Centre’s statistics courses. Opportunities to contribute more fully to the teaching portfolio of the Centre will be available, if desired.

10. To comply with Centre Standard Operating Procedures and production of internal statistical documentation, to maintain the high quality support provided by the Centre to the wider research community.

11. To participate in internal and external audits, to contribute to the continued development of statistical processes within the Centre.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £27,629 - £31,076 per annum.

This post has funding for up to 2 years in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing gender equality in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia. The Institute of Health and Wellbeing has achieved a Silver Award. Further information at

The Institute of Health & Wellbeing supports the principle of flexible working and undertakes that all requests will be considered seriously.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Ref : M00700.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

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