Research Fellow – Statistician (Grade 6 or Grade 7)

University of York - Department of Health Sciences

Salary: £31,604 - £38,832 (Grade 6) or £38,832- £47,722 (Grade 7)

Fixed term for 4 years, full time 37 hours per week

The York Trials Unit (YTU) is one of the UK’s leading centres for the design and analysis of randomised controlled trials.  Due to the continued success of the Unit, we are now seeking to appoint a new statistician at either Grade 6 or 7.  You will join a team of statisticians under the supervision of Professor Catherine Hewitt.  The post offers the opportunity to be part of a large and successful multi-disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to policy relevant research.

You will conduct high quality statistical analyses of trials, undertake statistical programming for checking, manipulating, summarising and analysing data, and assist (grade 6) or lead (grade 7) in the development of research proposals.  You will be encouraged to undertake dissemination of your research through publications, seminars and conference presentations and contribute to the identification of possible new areas of research.

Key requirements: (see candidate briefs for more details):

  • MSc in a relevant quantitative subject
  • PhD in a relevant quantitative subject or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the types of statistical methods associated with trials
  • Knowledge of how to design and analyse data from randomised controlled trials
  • Ability to program using a range of computer software packages (e.g. Stata)
  • Experience of writing up research work for publication
  • Experience of managing and analysing trial data

At grade 7 level, you will be expected to have a high level of statistical expertise, experience of supervising the work of others and a strong publication record.

This is a new post and the position is available immediately.  Informal enquiries welcome to Professor Catherine Hewitt (; + 44 (0)1904 321374).

Closing date: 28 January 2018

Interview date: 27 February 2018

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

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