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University of Leicester

Location: Leicester
Salary: £34,189 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: 1369

About the role

We are looking for a skilled Biostatistician to join the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. In this key role you will work with collaborators based in the Departments of Cardiovascular Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Data Research UK, and the Leicester Clinical Trials Unit to develop a novel platform for the modelling of in silico trials of interventions in cardiovascular disease.

As well as the reporting of a master protocol, these virtual trials will translate into funding applications for a portfolio of pragmatic, lean, clinical trials, as part of the BHF sponsored Cardiovascular Surgery Strategy. We anticipate your role would develop with the programme to become established as an expert in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting, of clinical trials using routinely collected health data.

You will be joining the Leicester UKCRC accredited Clinical Trials Unit, and the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. The post provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious statistician to develop a strong career in clinical trials and cardiovascular disease.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a PhD in a relevant area and good knowledge of statistical programming and data management. You will have experience of working with large data sets and an understanding of approaches to analysing observational data. 

You'll be a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, being able to work comfortably both in a team and independently. You will have effective planning and organisation skills along with the ability to plan, implement and deliver programmes of work. 

For more information on the role and its requirements please see the Job Summary Form.

Additional information

Informal queries are welcome and can be made to Professor Gavin Murphy on

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.

The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences is committed to sustaining a progressive, equality driven environment in which all our staff can thrive. We believe this can be accomplished through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between work and personal lives, we consider proposals for flexible working as well as job share arrangements.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. 

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