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Medical Statistician

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Location: Oxford
Salary: £28,660 to £34,189 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th April 2019
Closes: 3rd June 2019
Job Ref: 140292

Botnar Research Centre


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Medical Statistician to join the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) based at The Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.

You will contribute to the design, conduct, analysis and presentation of results of collaborative clinical research projects, mostly randomised clinical trials within Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM).

As a Medical Statistician you will assist in the design and set up of clinical research projects within a multidisciplinary team, prepare statistical analysis plans (SAP) and provide written statistical input into protocols and ethics committee submissions, and undertake both - interim and final analyses. You will attend and occasionally contribute to OCTRU/Centre for Statistics in Medicine activities such as seminars, conferences, workshops etc. All statisticians within the department also have the opportunities to participate in methodological work.

You will have a postgraduate degree in statistics (or closely related subject), a substantial part of which relates to medical statistics, or equivalent experience. You will be fluent with key aspects of study design and analysis and aware of the latest statistical techniques. You will have good project management skills including the ability to manage and prioritise short and long term projects. Proficient knowledge of statistical software (Stata, SAS or R) as well as good verbal and written communications skills are also essential. Proficiency in statistical programming and experience of producing statistical reports and contributing to peer-review publications are desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years in the first instance.

For informal queries please contact Susan Dutton (tel: 01865 223451; email:

You must upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 June 2019 with interviews expected to be held on Tuesday 11 June 2019.

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