Senior Research Associate in Biostatistics and Clinical Trials
University of Cambridge, Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU) - Cancer Theme (CT)
United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate in Biostatistics and Clinical Trials to lead the statistics group in the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU) - Cancer Theme (CT), located on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge, and work closely with local investigators from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre to develop and deliver high quality clinical trials in cancer research.


The CCTU-CT statistics group is supporting around 40 interventional (50%) and observational trials. The post-holder will be expected to lead the provision of statistical support at the design stage which might entail developing novel trial designs for a spectrum of studies from exploratory stage to phase III. They will also be responsible for leading the team by mentoring staff and managing resources and budget. They will support the team in developing CRFs, statistical analysis plans and handling day-to-day statistical issues. They will lead on interim and final analysis of studies and report directly to trial committees. The role will also include writing and contribution to manuscripts for publication and presentation of analyses at local or international academic meetings. In parallel, the post-holder will interact closely with the core CCTU statisticians and the MRC Biostatistics Unit. Finally, it is expected from the post-holder to develop and deliver their own research project while developing external networks in view of building new relationships for future research programmes.


The range and remit of studies in the CCTU covers all phases I to IV. The CCTU is embedded within the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre leading to an emphasis on translational research, which presents novel statistical challenges. There exists a vibrant statistical community within the campus in which the post-holder will participate.


Appointment at Senior Research Associate level is subject to Faculty Board approval.


Applicants should have a PhD, post-doctoral experience and familiarity with clinical trials.


Informal enquiries should be directed to: Anne-Laure Vallier, CCTU-Cancer Theme Lead (


The funds for these posts are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.


Successful applicants will need to complete a Research Passport application.


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Closing date: 11th December 2019.


Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.


Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.


Please quote reference RD20857 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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