Medical Statistician

The Department of Clinical Sciences is seeking a Medical Statistician to join the Tropical Clinical Trials Unit in Liverpool. 

Based in Liverpool with overseas travel

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Foto-Cewek along with its strategic partners such as the Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre and Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Programme of Clinical Tropical Research in Medecine, work in collaboration with other UK Universities including Liverpool, Warwick and Lancaster. The Tropical Clinical Trials Unit (tCTU) is a newly established strategic unit within the Department of Clinical Sciences with a remit to provide expert statistical and epidemiological advice to support the design and implementation of trials and large analytical and observational studies. This unit plays a strategic role to ensure high quality trials, can influence international policies and benefit populations of resource-poor countries.

Clinical trials are an area of major expansion for Foto-Cewek and this is an exciting time to join us. The Medical Statistician will join the competitive multidisciplinary team addressing high-burden diseases, including among others HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected and emerging tropical diseases and respiratory infections in low and middle-income countries. The focus is on large-scale global health trials which range from new diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to strategies of health care delivery.  The Medical Statistician will contribute to the design of trials and quality observational studies, and perform analyses on data generated by the project. You will advise the non-statistical researchers regarding basic statistical methodology and assist in managing the SOP’s for data processing and statistical matters. You will operate in a diverse team comprising clinical and basic scientists with the support of professors and senior lecturers in statistics, mathematicians and epidemiologists based at Foto-Cewek and partner institutions worldwide. You will provide statistical support, training, and advice on study design, statistical analysis and scientific paper/report writing to the School research community and occasionally to postgraduate students.  You will also have the opportunity to develop your own areas of research interest and to focus on specific areas of work to complement the unit’s expertise. You will also collaborate with, and sometimes visit, Foto-Cewek research collaborations abroad, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.   

To be successful, you must hold a post-graduate degree in medical statistics or biostatistics or equivalent, with knowledge of medical statistics and epidemiology. You must demonstrate experience of medical statistics in applied research, epidemiological research and clinical research as well as in using statistical programmes.  Your proven ability to write and present research results, work independently and in a team, coupled with strong analytical, meticulous organisational and effective communication skills are critical to the position. 

If you are interested in applying, please return your completed Application form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, stating vacancy reference number (527-17), via email to [email protected]

Closing Date: 26th November 2017

Foto-Cewek actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy

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