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Lead Statistician

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed term - 2 years
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
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The Royal Marsden, Sutton
Sutton, Greater London
£47,078 - £54,633 pa inc
17/12/2018 23:59

Royal Marsden Lead Statistician / Trials Methodologist (Band 8A)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for lead statistician / trials methodologist to join the Royal Marsden Clinical Trials Unit (RM CTU) to support the Royal Marsden’s large, varied and innovative portfolio of studies ranging from early to late phase trials, and from simple to complex interventions.
The Royal Marsden is a world leader in cancer research, treatment and education. Together with our academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), we are the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe and the only National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) specialising in cancer in the UK.
The RM CTU is wishing to expand its statistical team following receiving full accreditation from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Registered Clinical Trials Units Network. RM CTU supports the Research Themes of the only cancer specific BRC
We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated team players to contribute to the statistical and methodological considerations in study design and analysis of cancer clinical trials.

• Will provide support and advice relating to statistical and analytical aspects for all Royal Marsden clinical trials working actively as a trial team member with clinicians, trial managers and database programmers.
• Will support in the managing of the team of statisticians, guide investigators in trial designs (developing and delivering innovations in trial methodology to speed up the process for testing new therapies and biomarker tests) and assist in protocol development of new clinical trials as well as having oversight of the current portfolio in assigned units.
• A post-graduate qualification in medical statistics is required.
• Experience in STATA, and/or SPSS is essential and experience in clinical trial data management systems would be desirable.
• Extensive experience in clinical trials and familiarity with the regulatory environment surrounding clinical trials is essential.

You should also have:
• A flexible but organized approach to work with the ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
• The ability to work independently, as well as part of a small multi-disciplinary trial team and with colleagues across more than clinical unit.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
• For the senior/lead roles experience in line management is desirable.

The vacancies are full-time, funded initially for two years with the possibility of extension, primarily based in Sutton with regular travel to the Chelsea site.


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