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Principal Biostatistician

University of Birmingham - Cancer Research (UK) Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum, with potential progression once in post to £84,644
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd October 2023
Closes: 5th December 2023
Job Ref: 102514

Salary:

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £56,021 to £64,914 with potential progression once in post to £84,644

Background

This is an exciting opportunity to have a leadership role in one of the largest UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered clinical trials units in the country. The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) is based in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at University of Birmingham. It specialises in running early and late phase cancer clinical trials in adults and children and also incorporates a dedicated academic-led unit running specialist non-cancer trials. The CRCTU is an important component of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) which focuses on inflammation and diagnosis, prevention and treatment of its associated long-term illnesses which include: Arthritis; Infection and Acute Care; Liver DiseaseWomen’s Metabolic HealthCancer InflammationOral, Intestinal and Systemic Health. The CRCTU being key to the design, delivery, analysis and publication of Birmingham BRC trials.

The CRCTU employs a multidisciplinary team of around 200 staff including statisticians, systematic reviewers, trial management staff, research nurses, monitors, programmers, administrators and IT staff. The Unit receives substantial core funding from Cancer Research UK with additional support from the University, other charities, government and pharmaceutical companies.

Role Summary

The CRCTU has a position available for a Principal Biostatistician to provide leadership for the CRCTU’s BRC portfolio of trials. Biostatisticians play a central role in the Unit, actively liaising with clinical investigators, contributing to the design and conduct of clinical trials, being responsible for interim and final analysis of clinical trial data and having a key role in the presentation and publication of results. As academic members of the University, Biostatisticians contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Principal Biostatistician will develop and manage the BRC portfolio of trials and mentor and supervise biostatisticians in the unit. They will lead successful funding bids, negotiate new business and provide expert advice and mentorship regarding clinical trials on a national level. The CRCTU is actively involved in developing and implementing novel statistical methodology related to clinical trials and associated translational research and there is opportunity for the Principal Biostatistician to lead methodological projects. In addition they will play a major part in the operational management of the biostatistics team and contribute to the academic strategic direction of the unit.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have an MSc or PhD (or one near to completion) in Statistics or a relevant subject and must possess significant previous experience of working as an applied medical statistician at a senior level. They will have extensive knowledge and experience in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and medical statistics.

Informal enquires can be made to Professor Lucinda Billingham, email: l.j.billingham@bham.ac.uk

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