Senior Medical Statistician

Institute of Cancer Research - Clinical Studies

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and discovered many of the early chemotherapy drugs. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Our unique partnership with The Royal Marsden and ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach allows us to create and deliver results in a way that other institutions cannot. Together we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
Vacancy Description  

ICR's Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU) is looking for an experienced medical statistician to work on the design and analysis of biomarker directed trials and translational studies. This post will be a senior statistical appointment within ICR-CTSU (a Cancer Research UK funded, NCRI Accredited, UKCRC Registered academically based clinical trials unit which develops and conducts high quality non-commercial cancer trials. ICR-CTSU’s main interests and areas of expertise are phase II/III randomised trials that evaluate new drug treatments and technologies (including radiotherapy) and/or utilise biomarker driven designs to clinically qualify putative predictive biomarkers. Clinical areas of focus are breast, urological and head and neck cancers with further trials in melanoma, sarcoma, ovarian and lung cancer.

The successful applicant will have a varied role working on the statistical development, oversight and analysis of a number of multi-centre phase II/III (and phase II/III pilot) cancer clinical trials and associated translational research projects. There will be an individual emphasis towards phase II and biomarker-directed trials and associated issues of design (e.g. multi-stage, adaptive designs) and analysis (e.g. biomarker changes, futility). Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with external collaborators on specific trials, the post holder will also have line management responsibility for other ICR-CTSU statisticians as well as providing wider mentoring within ICR-CTSU. You should have a PhD or equivalent experience in clinical trials and/or biomarker research, be effective when working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment and have the ability to manage statistical staff.

Applications should be made via the e-recruitment system on the ICR website. When applying please upload your CV and a supporting statement outlining why you would be suitable for this position including how you meet the person specification and give the names and contact details of two referees.

For more details please click on the link for the job description and person specification below.

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Closing Date: 19th January 2018

Interviews planned: 25th January – 2nd February 2018 

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
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