Research Fellow (Statistician)

University College London - UCL MRC Clinical Trials Unit

The Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL is at the forefront of 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.

The appointment is for 3 years in the first instance.

The post-holder will play a key role in an exciting 5-year programme of activity to speed up the evaluation of treatments for advanced prostate cancer.

In particular, they will be responsible for the management and analysis of the individual participant data for the STOPCAP/ICECAP M1 Repository, a unique resource of data from more than 40 randomised controlled trials in advanced prostate cancer.

They will also have the opportunity to make a contribution to key systematic reviews and network meta-analyses, and to the development and implementation of novel systematic review methods.

Applicants should have an MSc or PhD in Medical Statistics (or a closely related subject), or a BSc in Statistics plus substantial relevant experience. They should have a good understanding of randomised controlled trial principles, and practical experience of handling and using statistical methods in the analysis of clinical trial data. They should also be able to demonstrable meticulous attention to detail in handling clinical data, and be familiar with one or more statistical packages (preferably Stata).

A good understanding of systematic review principles and practical experience of the analysis of individual participant data in a meta-analysis context would be advantageous.

UCL vacancy reference: 1709614

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 Jayne Tierney (

Interview Date: TBC

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

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