Biostatistician - Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit - 58990 - Grade 7 -
Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Cancer and Genomic
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322 with
potential progression once in post to £42,792
Full time / Fixed Term Contract for up to 2 years
Closing Date: 30 June 2021
The post holder will provide statistical expertise and advice on the design,
conduct and analysis of Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit's (CRCTU)
clinical trials and allied research. 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
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide statistical advice for the design of clinical trials and related
studies, and contribute to protocols and grant applications, under the
mentorship of a Senior Biostatistician.
• Determine appropriate analysis of clinical trial data and write statistical
analysis plans for trials, under the mentorship of a Senior Biostatistician.
• Undertake appropriate analysis of clinical trial data and prepare reports
for Data Monitoring and Steering Committees and contribute to presentations
and publications of clinical trial results.
• Collaborate on relevant trial-related projects with researchers in other
departments within the University of Birmingham in terms of the provision of
statistical advice and/or analysis of data.
• Liaise with Programmers and Trial Coordinators in the setting up of a
randomisation process and development of data collections forms and databases
• Provide statistical analysis to assist Trial Coordinators in the running of
trials and monitor data quality of on-going trials.
• Contribute to the writing of the Standard Operating Procedures for the
• Lecture on basic statistics and clinical trial methodology and provide in-
house staff training.
• Carry out statistical methodological research relevant to cancer clinical
trials and associated translational research in collaboration with senior
members of the Biostatistics Team and contribute to presentations and
publications of such research.
• Support the delivery of clinical research in accordance with Good Clinical
Practice (GCP), the Declaration of Helsinki, applicable legislation
(including, but not limited to, the Medicines for Human Use Clinical Trials
Regulations, Data Protection Act 1998, Human Tissue Act), the Research
Governance Framework for Health and Social Care, Caldicott principals, and
applicable NHS Trust and University policies and procedures, (including, but
not limited to the University's Data Protection Policy, Information Security
Policy and Code of Practice for Research) in order to protect the research
subject and the quality of each study.
• Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering
an inclusive working culture.
Pursuit of post-graduate qualifications or personal research interests is
encouraged, providing the work is agreed in advance, is of sufficient merit
and time is available such that trial work would not suffer.
The individual suitable for this post would have some experience or specific
qualifications in medical statistics and would be capable of working with
minimal supervision as a statistician on trials relating to a number of the
key disease areas covered by the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit
within a fairly short time of appointment.
• MSc or PhD in Statistics OR a relevant higher degree with experience (at
least 2 years) of working as an applied Medical Statistician.
• Knowledge of survival analysis and statistical modelling.
• Knowledge of statistical packages.
• Knowledge of clinical trials.
• An ability to impart statistical concepts to non-statisticians.
• An ability to work well both on own initiative and within a team.
• Evidence of good inter-personal, verbal and written communication skills.
• A flexible attitude and an ability to organise work to meet deadlines while
handling more than one task at a time.
• Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how
to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with
protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.
Further particulars can be found here:
https:// www. download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/MDSFPs.pdf
For informal enquiries, please contact Lucinda Billingham, email:
(L.J.Billingham@bham.ac.uk) or Aimee Jackson, email: A.E.Jackson@bham.ac.uk
Valuing excellence, sustaining investment
We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and
welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to
discussions around all forms of flexible working.
Cancer Research Clinical Trials Unit, 1st Floor
Robert Aitken Building, Vincent Drve The University of BirminghamEdgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT
: Academic Non-clinical
: Cancer and Genomic Sciences
: 09.06.2021, 6:00:00 AM
Grade (for job description): Grade 7
Salary (Pay Basis)
Advert Close Date
: 01.07.2021, 5:59:00 AM