The Medical Statistics Group at the University of Plymouth is a group of medical statisticians with a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience. Based within the Peninsula Medical School in the Faculty of Health, the Medical Statistics group provides a methodological platform and support for large-scale and wide-ranging clinical trials and research projects.
The Medical Statistics Group is led by Professor Victoria Allgar, who is also director of the Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU), which is aligned to the group. PenCTU is a UKCRC registered trials unit with expertise in designing, developing and delivering high quality, national and international clinical trials and other well-designed studies that directly influence clinical and healthcare practice.
In addition to clinical trials, the Medical Statistics Group undertakes other types of research including biomedical and clinical studies (e.g. screening and diagnostics; longitudinal studies), commercial projects, training/consultancy and teaching, within the university and beyond. The group offer statistical advice clinics for staff and students in the Faculty of Health, local NHS providers and methodological support for the NIHR Research Design Service South West. The group is proud to have run the Down’s syndrome screening Quality Assurance Support Service (DQASS) since its inception in 2006.
Find out more about what we do: Medical Statistics.
We have established networks with local collaborators, including all areas of the Faculty of Health, the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research (PIHR). and University of Plymouth School of Engineering, Computing & Mathematics, as well as with research groups nationally and internationally.
This position, based in the Medical Statistics Group, is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated statistician with expertise in medical statistics and clinical trials to contribute to our research, consultancy and teaching activities, as well as developing the methodological work of the Plymouth based team.
You will be expected both to support externally funded research projects, including clinical trials, and to identify and work with senior colleagues to develop research ideas and contribute to funding proposals. You will also contribute to the teaching commitments of the group, undertake supervision of postgraduate students including PhD students and mentor less experienced colleagues. This is an exciting chance to be part of a progressive and cutting-edge University in a beautiful location, where you can really make a difference.
For an informal discussion, or to find out more about the role, please contact Professor Victoria Allgar: firstname.lastname@example.org by email in the first instance.
Interviews are likely to take place during the week beginning 2nd August 2021 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.
These are full-time positions working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. Consideration will be given to applicants wishing to work 30 hours per week.
The job is work from home at the moment and flexible, blended home/office working conditions are likely to be the future.
Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.
The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit, our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages
We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.
The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.
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