Lead Clinical Trial Statistician

University of Reading - Thames Valley Clinical Trials Unit

The Thames Valley Clinical Trials Unit (TVCTU) is a unique and exciting new collaboration between the University of Reading, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who have a history of working together to deliver high quality research. The TVCTU has been created to drive a significant step change in clinical research capability within the Thames Valley and our goal is to provide real benefits to patient health and wellbeing, as well as raising the profile of health-related research across the region.

We wish to develop a strong statistical team, and are seeking an experienced senior statistician to lead the team and play a significant role in the development and evolution of the TVCTU as the team grows.

Working under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Lead Statistician will be vital to the developing strategy and portfolio of TVCTU. The successful applicant will have considerable experience working within a CTU-environment and will be able to apply their strong statistical knowledge, experience of clinical trial methodology, success in submissions for grant funding and track record of published research.

You will have:

  • Excellent communication skills, especially in communicating statistics to non-specialists.
  • Confident team worker, able to recognise and take into account multiple perspectives.
  • Excellent skills of consultation, collaboration and influence in order to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to use IT systems and software appropriate to the role.
  • Excellent data management skills.
  • Adept at translating clinical problems so that appropriate statistical techniques can be applied.
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to oversee multiple projects and prioritise appropriately.
  • Able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.

Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Interim Executive Director, TVCTU
Contact name: Dr Ben Thompson
Contact phone: +44 (0)7712 855310
Contact email: b.thompson@reading.ac.uk

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Research Dean (Health)
Contact name: Professor Adrian Williams
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6196
Contact email: a.c.williams@reading.ac.uk

Interview date: 10 November 2017.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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