Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Short info about job

Company: University of Leeds

Department: Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research (LICTR)

Salary: £32,004 to £38,183 per annum (Grade 7)

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1428 1499603

Fax: +44-1246 1153259

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Terms and conditions vacancy

Fixed-term for 2 years due to external funding.

Are you interested in applying your statistical and/or mathematical training to medicine? Would you like to be involved in a prestigious methodology grant on a clinical trial design to evaluate complex interventions in institutional settings? Would you like to work within a highly successful, ‘impressive and inspirational’ clinical trials unit, joining a team of over 30 statisticians?

You will work on the MRC Methodology Research Programme funded project: “Open-cohort designs for cluster-randomised trials in institutional settings”. This programme of statistical research is bolted on to a cluster-randomised trial (DCM-EPIC) evaluating the effectiveness/cost-effectiveness of a quality improvement intervention, directed at staff in care homes, to enable person-centred care for people with dementia and their carers. It aims to develop novel statistical methods to design and analyse clinical trials and consists of 5 work packages: i) literature review, ii) user engagement, iii) statistical development, iv) statistical evaluation, and v) practical guidance.

You will be responsible for performing a literature review, proposing statistical models, comparing methods for handling missing data, exploring methods for incorporating length of stay, developing sample size formulae, a simulation study and contributing to practical guidance and research outputs. Specialist methodological expertise will be provided by the Principal Investigator, Dr Rebecca Walwyn (Leeds), and Co-Investigators Dr Andrew Copas (UCL), Professor Amanda Farrin (Leeds), and Professor Claire Surr (Leeds). There will be an opportunity to undertake further specific training in the post. In addition, you may make a small contribution to the teaching programme, providing specialist advice to medical statisticians in the Clinical Trials Research Unit.

You will have a PhD, or equivalent qualification/experience, in statistics or a related discipline. Additionally, you will have experience of medical statistics and conducting literature reviews and simulation studies.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Dr Rebecca Walwyn, Principal StatisticianTel: +44 (0)113 343 5485, Email: [email protected]

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 gained the Silver award in 2016. 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.

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