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You will contribute to the design, conduct, analysis and presentation of results of collaborative clinical research projects, mostly randomised clinical trials as part of the OCTRU statistics team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Medical Statistician to join the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) Statistics Team and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM). The post is based within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), and located at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.

You will contribute to the design, conduct, analysis and presentation of results of collaborative clinical research projects, mostly randomised clinical trials as part of the OCTRU statistics team. New team members undergo a training programme in clinical trial statistics during their first year. As a Medical Statistician working in the Team you will assist in the design and set up of clinical research projects within a multidisciplinary team, prepare statistical analysis plans (SAP) and provide written statistical input into protocols and ethics committee submissions, and undertake both - interim and final analyses. You will attend and occasionally contribute to OCTRU/CSM activities such as seminars, conferences, workshops etc. Statisticians within the OCTRU team are encouraged to participate in methodological work in addition to their core responsibilities.

You will have a postgraduate degree in statistics (or closely related subject), a substantial part of which relates to medical statistics, or equivalent experience. You will be fluent with key aspects of study design and analysis and aware of the latest statistical techniques. You will have good project management skills including the ability to manage and prioritise short and long term projects. Proficient knowledge of statistical software (i.e. Stata, SAS or R) as well as good verbal and written communications skills are essential. Proficiency in statistical programming and experience of producing statistical reports and contributing to peer-review publications are desirable.

This position is available now or would be suitable for a current MSc Student in Medical Statistics with a view to starting in September/October 2024. In the latter instance there may be the opportunity to undertake a summer project with the team.

This is a full-time fixed term appointment for 2 years.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on 15/04/2024. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. For informal queries please contact jonathan.cook@ndorms.ox.ac.uk or octru-stats@ndorms.ox.ac.uk.

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