Lecturer in Medical Statistics (non-clinical)

University of Birmingham - Institute of Applied Health Research

Fixed term until 31st December 2021

(Available full-time or part-time)

The University seeks to appoint an experienced medical statistician with a post-graduate degree in statistics, experienced in health related research and teaching, to join the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation Group within the Institute of Applied Health Research.

The successful applicant will collaborate with researchers active within the College and Institute on health research projects, and be encouraged to contribute to and develop a programme of applied statistical research, preferably related to the existing research excellence within the team in biomarker and test evaluation, methods of meta-analysis, or the design and analysis of cluster randomised and stepped wedge studies.

The appointee will join the statistics teaching team, and deliver statistics teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to medical students, maths students and medical scientists, including students on MPH programme.

You must be able to work as part of a team and have effective interpersonal and presentation skills.

Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation team

The Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation team (BESaTE) (Head: Professor Jon Deeks) carries out collaborative medical research, methodological research, and leads biostatistics teaching within the University. BESaTE has internationally leading expertise in the evaluation of medical tests and biomarkers, meta-analysis, and the design of cluster randomised and stepped wedge studies. It is the base for the Cochrane Collaboration’s diagnostic test accuracy activity in the UK.  The Group is home to 12 statisticians and 15 other researchers, and works collaboratively with medical statisticians employed in the clinical trials units with the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

  • A higher degree in statistics or a closely related discipline is required

Salary - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £39,993 to £47,722. With potential progression once in post to £53,690 a year

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