Research Associate (Statistician) - A83008R

Newcastle University - Institute of Health & Society

You will work with Professor James Wason on methodological research with applications to clinical trials as part of the Biostatistics Research Group ( 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

Information about the Institute is available at

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The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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