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Medical Statistician

Do you have statistical experience in a medical environment and want to work for an Institute leading in clinical trials research and impacting clinical practice? Do you want to be part of a successful, highly talented, and multi-disciplinary team with international reach? Are you an enthusiastic, driven postgraduate with a major statistical qualification? Do you have considerable experience in clinical trials and observational research?

The Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM) is an international leader in the field of rheumatology research. The Institute is one of the largest rheumatology research centres in the UK and conducts a variety of studies, including national and international randomised clinical trials, cohort studies, surgical trials, and basic science experiments. We also investigate the measurement properties of new and existing measurement tools, particularly in imaging and patient-reported outcomes. Working closely with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as a partner in the Leeds NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, our main aim is to engage in world-leading research that improves the delivery of care across the spectrum of rheumatic and musculoskeletal medicine.

You will join a small group of statisticians to support the Institute’s work and be responsible for developing and leading a portfolio of trials. You will work on studies at the forefront of emerging areas within the field, ultimately improving disease outcomes and patient care. Working with national leading clinicians you will design trials that address disease-specific national research priorities, driving strategically aligned research with multiple stakeholders including clinicians, patients, the NHS, industry and charities. You will have opportunities to research, apply and develop statistical methodology, together with general consulting and training of health professionals. You will be involved in a wide range of statistical activities, including designing, conducting, analysing and publicising clinical trials and other studies, preparing grant applications and presenting at national and international conferences.

As Medical Statistician, you will provide the statistical strategic lead and supervision during the design and implementation for a number of studies within LIRMM. You will be a talented and dynamic individual with a postgraduate qualification, including a major statistical component, with evidence of considerable relevant experience in leading on the design and analysis of clinical studies. You will work closely, interactively and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary project team, including statisticians, data managers, clinicians, and trial managers. As such you will need excellent communication and interpersonal and time management skills. You will have considerable experience in clinical trials, observational trials, project management and people management skills, together with a nationally recognised research profile in clinical trials and medical statistics.  

This role will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your career and national and international profile, enabling you to further broaden your expertise through methodological research within a supportive and stimulating environment with leadership opportunities; if applicable, you will also have the opportunity to register for a PhD.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Liz Hensor, Medical Statistician

Tel: +44 113 3924944 / 3922651; Email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold Award.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Chapel Allerton Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:  100% FTE
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for three years)
Release Date:  Friday 31 January 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 March 2020
Reference:  MHLRM1129
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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