Professor in Medical Statistics

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REF:  A7069
Professor/Associate Professor in Medical Statistics
Salary/Grade: Professor: Senior Manager Salary Scale; Associate Professor: Grade 9 (£51,034 to £59,135 per annum), dependant on appointment.

The Medical Statistics Group at the University of Plymouth is a group of medical statisticians with a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience. The Medical Statistics Group is based within our Faculty of Health, which has amongst the broadest range of health and social care professional education in the UK, with 4,500 professionals in training at any time across 60 programmes in six schools integrated into single Faculty. Delivered through its Plymouth Institute for Health and Care Research our researchers form a thriving community that conducts adventurous world-leading research with the explicit purpose of improving the health and care of the populations we serve. At the heart of our mission is a desire to solve the problems that really matter to people.

The group works seamlessly with the UKCRC-registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU), a leading academic clinical trials unit with expertise in designing, developing and delivering high quality, multi-centre clinical trials and other well-designed studies that will directly influence clinical and healthcare practice. In addition to clinical trials, the Medical Statistics Group undertakes other types of research including biomedical and clinical studies (e.g. screening and diagnostics; longitudinal studies), commercial projects, training/consultancy and teaching, within the university and beyond.  The group is proud to have run the Down’s syndrome screening Quality Assurance Support Service (DQASS) since its inception in 2006.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated senior statistician to lead research, consultancy and teaching activities in the successful Medical Statistics Group. You will lead in continuing the strategic development of the Group, including securing substantial external funding. This position is supported by a full-time Research Fellow post in Medical Statistics, to be appointed by the successful candidate.

This post also provides an opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced candidates to undertake the role of the Director of PenCTU, leading the strategic development and management of PenCTU. PenCTU has held Full UKCRC-registration since 2007 and works in partnership with clinicians, researchers, the NIHR Research Design Service South West, the Clinical Research Network and other partners from across the South West Peninsula and beyond.

You will have a doctorate degree in a relevant field or commensurate profile in Medical Statistics/Biostatistics and substantial experience at Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer/Reader) or Professorial level. You will have a track record of attracting significant research funding in fields related to clinical trials/health services research and being able to deliver internationally esteemed research outputs, evidenced through publications and other indicators.

Please indicate the level you are applying for and demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Prof Sube Banerjee, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 01752 586740.

Interviews are likely to take place in March and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A relocation package is available with this role.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Closing date:  12 midnight, Sunday 1 March 2020


The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.


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