Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit
Institute of Population Health Sciences
Queen Mary University of London
Salary: £34,220 – £44,807 per annum
Reference: QMUL24576
Closing date: 01-May-2021
We are looking for enthusiastic communicators of sound statistical approaches to join a flourishing Clinical Trials Unit supporting high quality clinical trials and other research studies in primary care, psychiatry, women’s health, surgery and beyond. Up to two full- or part-time posts are available.
The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) is a UKCRC-registered Clinical Trials Unit with particular expertise in pragmatic trials – clinical trials of interventions as they would be delivered in practice. You will be joining a team of statisticians and health economists currently working within the unit on a wide variety of trials, systematic reviews and observational studies at different stages of their development and completion. The unit also conducts methodological research, and has an international reputation for its work on cluster-randomised trials and trials of complex interventions.
The post will involve contributing to trial protocols, developing statistical analysis plans, conducting statistical analyses, and liaising with other researchers and health professionals. In addition, the post-holder will be expected to do a small amount of teaching.
About You
You should have an MSc or higher in statistics or similar, and previous experience of providing statistical input in healthcare research, as well as a good understanding of clinical trial design in applied health research. You must be able to work as part of a team and to organise and prioritise your own work.
About the Institute
To find out more about the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit visit their website at For more about the Institute of Population Health Sciences, visit the Institute website at
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week) or part time, fixed term appointment for 3 years, with an expected start date of August 2021.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Richard Hooper at
The closing date for applications is 01 May 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.
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