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Medical Statistician (China Kadoorie Biobank Study)

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Population Health

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 7th October 2021
Job Ref: 153118

Location: Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum

We are seeking a Medical Statistician to join a multidisciplinary team working on one of the world’s biggest prospective epidemiological studies, the China Kadoorie Biobank ( The post is based in the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, a major international research institute and one of the world’s leading centres for research into chronic diseases.

You will join an existing team of statisticians, epidemiologists, geneticists, clinicians and programmers, involved in the design, conduct and analysis of studies of causes of common chronic disease. Specifically, you will undertake detailed statistical analysis, using conventional and novel methods, of large, complex and multi-dimensional data collected or to be generated. Additionally you will will be responsible, in collaboration with other members of the team, for monitoring of blood assay, follow-up and outcome adjudication data that are being generated using standard and novel techniques.

You will have an MSc or PhD in statistics or a closely related field, or an undergraduate degree in statistics or a closely related field combined with substantial relevant work experience. You will also have a very good understanding of common statistical methods used in medical research and of the programming approaches needed to implement these methods and at least one of the major statistical packages (e.g. SAS, R, Stata) and a strong interest in biomedical/epidemiological research.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Derrick Bennett (

The position is full time (part time considered) and fixed term for two years, in the first instance. The closing date for applications is noon on 7th October 2021.

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