About the role
We are seeking a highly motivated researcher to join the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. You will work within the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre
(BRC) – Cardiovascular Theme and Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at Glenfield Hospital
The NIHR Leicester BRC is a partnership between the University of Leicester, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Loughborough University and the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group. It has been funded £26.1 million from December 2022 to November 2027 to carry out pioneering research into medical advancements into illnesses linked to respiratory diseases
, cardiovascular diseases,
and type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequences of inactivity
will continue to push boundaries of knowledge in clinical medicine. Three new speciality areas have joined the NIHR Leicester BRC for the first time: Personalised cancer prevention and treatment, Environment – looking at how the environment impacts on long term health conditions - and Using data to better understand multiple long term health conditions and factors specific to the health of ethnic minority populations. In addition, the respiratory speciality is joined by experts in infectious diseases.
The Leicester BRC Cardiovascular Theme aims to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. It provides state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and staff to assist researchers in their complex projects.
The purpose of this post is to provide statistical leadership with high level and specialist statistical analyses, support, advice and training to clinical and laboratory researchers while working with data from a range of studies including clinical trials, laboratory and genetic studies. This may involve working with national and international collaborators. You will provide statistical input and analytical expertise in the preparation of scientific papers for publication and research grants. You will provide training in statistical methodology to scientists and researchers within the BRC. You will identify and establish novel analytical methods for the benefit of the BRC and pursue independent research projects if appropriate.
You will be joining a statistical team in a Centre and Department that is internationally recognised for its research and provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious statistician to develop a strong career in medical statistics that will inform and improve healthcare.
You will be educated to MSc level in Biostatistics/Medical Statistics or Applied Statistics (or equivalent experience) with extensive experience working as a statistician in a biomedical setting. You will have good knowledge of a broad range of statistical software and evidence of leading independent research.
You will have evidence of sourcing and adapting relevant statistical approaches to address specific needs of research projects as well as providing statistical consultations to non-statisticians.