JOB: Clinical Trials Statistician, University of Edinburgh, UK

The Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for a Clinical Trials Statistician to support a number of funded clinical trial research projects.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Chris Weir, or Prof Steff Lewis, (Statistics Team Co-Leads). If you are interested but don’t have exactly the right skills and experience, or are over-qualified for this particular role, please do get in touch to talk about opportunities.

Grade UE07, Salary £34,304 – £40,927 per annum. Full-time, 35 hours per week. Part-time work would also be considered for the successful candidate. Fixed Term post available from 01/02/2022 to 31/01/2023

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Deadline 7 January 2022


The Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Trials Statistician to join Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU), a leading registered trials unit based within the Usher Institute at Edinburgh Bioquarter. ECTU has a proven track record on delivering research and answering important questions about treatment and service delivery within the NHS. We work closely with patient groups and clinicians who are outstanding in their field.

ECTU is looking for an experienced and motivated Clinical Trials Statistician to provide statistical expertise to clinical trialists including oversight of trial processes, analysis and reporting of trials, and meta-analysis, working closely with senior statistical colleagues in the Usher Institute. We are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organised person who is able to work independently, managing their own workload and working as part of a multidisciplinary team. Applicants will possess good problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

Applicants must have MSc or PhD (or near completion) in medical statistics plus experience relating to the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and reporting of clinical trials and/or meta-analyses. Demonstrable experience and familiarity with the statistical regulatory guidelines relevant to clinical trials and statistical analysis software (SAS programming, in particular, would be an advantage) is also essential to the post.


Your skills and attributes for success:

  • MSc or PhD (or near completion) in medical statistics
  • experience of clinical trial design, conduct, analysis interpretation and reporting
  • familiarity with statistical analysis software and statistical regulatory guidelines relevant to clinical trials
  • self-managing, organised, with proven analytical and problem solving ability
  • flexible, enthusiastic and confident; excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.


As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team
The Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit provides an infrastructure to design, plan and deliver clinical research studies.

ECTU was founded in 2006 to encompass the infrastructure for running multi-centre clinical trials already in Edinburgh and to build on that capacity. ECTU worked closely with the Health Services Research Unit, which ran independently from 2010 to 2016, providing support to a wide range of health services research projects. Since 2016 the units have formally merged but maintain the functions previously delivered by both.

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