Software Developer for Statistical Methodology

University College London - MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL

The MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL (MRC CTU) is an international centre of excellence for clinical trials and associated research, undertaking the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of large-scale, multi-centre studies, resolving internationally important questions in infectious diseases and cancer, and delivering swifter and more effective translation of scientific research into patient benefits. It does this by carrying out challenging and innovative studies, and developing and implementing methodological advances in study design, conduct and analysis. It hosts one of the MRC’s five regional Hubs for Trials Methodology Research. 

The MRC CTU at UCL is a UKCRC registered trials unit and is part of the Institute for Clinical Trials and Methodology at UCL, within the Faculty of Population Health Sciences in the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences.  Writing user-friendly statistical software is central to the dissemination of our methodology. Most of the Unit’s statistical software is written for the statistical package Stata, with the aim of disseminating methodology developed in the Unit nationally and internationally. The methodology theme has expanded considerably over recent years, enabling us to recruit to a new position to work alongside statistical methodologists in developing the Unit’s statistical software. The position will involve writing new software to implement newly developed methodology. It will also involve enhancing existing software by adding new functionality, correcting errors, improving documentation and supporting users.

 The duration of the post is for 3 years.

The successful candidate will have a degree (preferably a higher degree) in a scientific subject, preferably computer science or statistics; experience of writing and documenting software (ideally statistical software in Stata); ability to write good code; and will work effectively with methodologists and users.

UCL vacancy reference:  1707630      

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Ian White, Professor of Statistical Methods for Medicine on

Further information about the Unit is available via the MRC CTU at UCL website

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 26 February 2018

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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