Vacancy ID:
6757
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Population Health Sciences
Vacancy terms:
Full-time, or job share considered, fixed term contract until 30th November 2027
Salary details:
Grade 7 £36,386 to £42,155 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Hours per week:
37.5
16 Dec 2022
About the role

We are looking for a talented, motivated individual to join the Biostatistics Research Group to undertake methodological development funded by the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Data Innovation for multiple long term conditions and ethnic health theme.

We are looking for an excellent postdoctoral researcher, who wants to develop their own research interests in an area which aligns to the NIHR Leicester BRC objectives and the research interests of the Biostatistics Research Group, which could include one or more of:

•           Experimental research design, including novel adaptive designs and early phase studies

•           Prognostic modelling

•           Evidence synthesis of experimental studies to inform latter phase studies and/or personalised medicine 

•           Health data science

•           Optimising the use of real world data.

The post-holder will work closely with senior academics/researchers and other team members to develop and conduct a programme of methodological research which aligns to their expertise and the requirements of the BRC. They will also be expected to provide statistical support to the applied research studies conducted across the other areas of the BRC. There is also an opportunity to collaborate with other key groups within the University including the Leicester Real World Evidence Unit and the Genetic Epidemiology Group.

About you

As the successful applicant, you will have a PhD, or equivalent experience, in medical statistics (or a related field), with experience of methodological development.  You will be motivated by conducting research that will benefit patients and will be adept at communicating your research to non-specialist audiences as well as to scientists and clinicians in other disciplines. You will have effective interpersonal skills and be prepared to work successfully as part of a team, as well as the ability to work independently to deliver high quality research.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Laura Gray, Professor of Medical Statistics, [email protected]

Applications for job share will be considered.
 
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.
 
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.
 
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

The NIHR Leicester BRC is a partnership between the University of Leicester, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Loughborough University and the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group. It has been funded £26.1 million from December 2022 to November 2027 to carry out pioneering research into medical advancements into illnesses linked to respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequences of inactivity will continue to push boundaries of knowledge in clinical medicine. Three new speciality areas have joined the NIHR Leicester BRC for the first time: Personalised cancer prevention and treatment, Environment – looking at how the environment impacts on long term health conditions - and Using data to better understand multiple long term health conditions and factors specific to the health of ethnic minority populations. In addition, the respiratory speciality is joined by experts in infectious diseases.

Our overall purpose is to translate scientific breakthroughs in these areas into diagnostic tests, preventions and life-saving treatments for our patients. We do this by creating a collaborative workspace that allows scientists and clinicians to share their findings and deliver research that is relevant to both patients and the professionals who treat them.  

At Leicester BRC, we are committed to working with all experts, and the patient is the most important expert of all. A large group of local people interested in our work help us plan and deliver our research with insight into the experience of living with illness.  

This is a unique and exciting opportunity an experienced or aspiring public involvement professional to join the research workforce at University Hospitals of Leicester. 

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