United Kingdom

Position type:

Full time


£33,199 to £39,609 p.a.

12 Mar 2019
23 Apr 2019

Full details:

Reference number: LEE-MHCTR1148

Do you want to work for an Institute which is leading in clinical trials research that impacts clinical practice?

Do you want to be part of a successful, highly talented, and multi-disciplinary team?

Are you an enthusiastic, driven postgraduate with a major statistical qualification?


The Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) is an international leader in the field of clinical trials. The Unit is one of the largest in the UK and conducts national and international randomised and early phase clinical trials in a variety of clinical fields. Our main aim is to support the challenge of changing clinical practice for the better and our past results and current work have already helped to do this. Our results inform the academic development of this specialised field of clinical research on a national and international level. Particularly, we specialise in complex phase III platform trials, efficient phase I/II trials, biomarker driven designs, seamless phase II/III designs, adaptive designs and the development and evaluation of complex interventions.

You will join a large, well-established group of statisticians to support the Unit’s work on clinical trials. You will work on internationally renowned trials designed to answer questions of real importance to patients and health professionals, ultimately improving disease outcomes and patient care. You will have opportunities to research, apply and develop statistical methodology, together with general consulting and training of health professionals. You will be involved in a wide range of statistical activities, including designing, conducting, analysing and publicising clinical trials, preparing grant applications and presenting at national and international conferences. You will be a talented and dynamic individual with a postgraduate qualification, including a major statistical component, and an interest in in early through to late phase trials evaluating medicines, surgery, medical devices or complex/behavioural interventions, especially in cancer, stroke and older people, mental health, gastroenterology, musculoskeletal disease, cardiovascular disease, skin research or primary care. You will work closely, interactively and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary project team, including statisticians, programmers, clinicians, health economists, health service researchers and trial managers. As such you will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines. This role will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your career and further broaden your expertise through methodological research within a supportive and stimulating environment; if applicable, you will also have the opportunity to register for a PhD. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: David Cairns, Director of Late Phase Trials in Cancer Division Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1712; Email: d.a.cairns@leeds.ac.uk Deborah Stocken, Director of Surgical Interventions, Diagnostics and Devices Division Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5616; Email: d.d.stocken@leeds.ac.uk


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

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