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UCL Department / Division MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
Location of position London
Grades 7-8
Hours Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,328 - £42,701 per annum (Grade 7) or £43,884 - £51,769 per annum (Grade 8)
Duties and Responsibilities
The MRC Clinical Trials Unit at University College London (MRC CTU) is a centre of excellence for clinical trials, meta-analyses and epidemiological studies. We are committed to strengthening the evidence base for healthcare both nationally and internationally using innovative and novel approaches.
The post-holder will play a key role in the design, conduct and analysis of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of both aggregate data and individual participant data (IPD), to guide clinical practice and new trial design, and in related methodological projects.
In particular, s/he will support the development, management and analysis of a large repository of IPD from clinical trials in metastatic prostate cancer for the STOPCAP M1 programme; an international collaborative effort led by the MRC CTU Meta-analysis Group.
Funding for the appointment is initially for 3 years.
Key Requirements
We are seeking a highly committed individual, with a keen interest in improving outcomes for people with cancer. Applicants should have an MSc or PhD in Medical Statistics (or similar), or a BSc in Statistics plus substantial relevant experience. S/he should have good understanding of the principles of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. S/he should also have considerable practical experience of managing and analysing clinical data, either within the context of trials or IPD meta-analysis. S/he should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a track record of working collaboratively. Experience of teaching or training others in the conduct and analysis of trials and/or systematic reviews would be an advantage. 
Further Details
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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Closing Date 17 Feb 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59
Interview date TBC

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