Senior Research Fellow in Trial Methodology

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

October 8, 2021


Senior Research Fellow in Trial Methodology

NDORMS, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford, OX3 7LD Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 p.a.

CSM's Methodology Research programme aims to improve the design and analysis of medical research through applied statistics research. Senior Research Fellow in Trial Methodology is an exciting new post based jointly in the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM), with Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS). The focus of the post-holder's work will be to develop and carry out rigorous and clinically relevant methodological research related to the research interests of OCTRU and CSM.

You will lead methodology research aimed at improving the efficiency of clinical trials across all phases, explore novel methodologies in current and proposed trials, and work with statistical colleagues to develop or modify statistical methodology for trial analyses. You will also make a significant input in the direction and delivery of research in the area of trials methodology and reporting of trials, be able to work with limited supervision to identify, develop, modify and apply the necessary techniques to achieve the research objectives and also disseminate research findings through publication in scholarly journals, and participation in international conferences and seminars.

You will be educated to a minimum of MSc level in Medical Statistics/Biostatistics or an allied field (e.g. public health, epidemiology, data science) with relevant working experience, or a PhD in Medical Statistics/Biostatistics or an allied field, have a sound understanding of the phases of clinical trials and the key principals related to their statistical design and analysis, and have extensive experience with statistical programming either in R or Stata. Research experience in the design and statistical analysis of early phase and/or adaptive trials and experience of working in an academic UKCRC registered Clinical Trials Unit would be desirable.

This is a full-time fixed term appointment until 31/03/2024.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on 08 October 2021. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Contact Person : HR Assistant Vacancy ID : 153028 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 08-Oct-2021 12:00 Contact Email :