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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 or Part Time (to be discussed)
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The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
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The Royal Marsden, Sutton
Sutton, Greater London
£49, 349 - £57, 596 pa inc
04/03/2020 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a lead statistician to join the Royal Marsden Clinical Trials Unit (RM CTU) to support the Royal Marsden’s large, varied and innovative portfolio of trials and 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. The RM CTU supports the Research Themes of the only cancer specific BRC.

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated team members to contribute to the statistical and methodological considerations in trial design and analysis of cancer clinical trials and studies. We are offering flexible working hours, excellent NHS pension and many opportunities for training and career development.


Specific role responsibilities:

  • To 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.
  • To support the management of junior and senior statisticians, guide investigators in trial designs (developing and delivering innovations in trial methodology to speed up the process for testing new treatments and perform translational analyses) and assist in protocol development of new clinical trials as well as having oversight of the current portfolio in assigned clinical units.
  • A strong background in mathematics/ statistics and a post-graduate qualification (MSc / PhD) in medical statistics is essential.
  • Experience in STATA, and/or R is essential and experience in clinical trial database systems would be desirable (e.g. MACRO).
  • Extensive experience in clinical trials is essential (10+ years.
  • Familiarity with the regulatory environment surrounding clinical trials is desirable.


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. 


The vacancy is either full-time or part-time, funded initially for two years with the possibility of extension, based in Sutton or Chelsea with flexible working hours.


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