Senior Clinical Trials Statistician - Research Fellow

Job summary

The Imperial Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) is seeking a Clinical Trials Statistician who will be able to provide statistical support to our expanding portfolio of early phase oncology clinical trials within the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit for Cancer (ICTU-CA) and who has the capability to also work with our experimental scientists to design and conduct biomarker (molecular and imaging) studies.  The successful candidate will...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED03336
  • Date posted 17 August 2022
  • Closing date 17 September 2022

Job description

Job summary

The Imperial Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) is seeking a Clinical Trials Statistician who will be able to provide statistical support to our expanding portfolio of early phase oncology clinical trials within the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit for Cancer (ICTU-CA) and who has the capability to also work with our experimental scientists to design and conduct biomarker (molecular and imaging) studies.  The successful candidate will also work with other statisticians across the ECMC Network to improve the design and delivery of early phase experimental cancer medicine trials. 

The postholder will provide a statistical advisory service for cancer researchers in the Department of Surgery and Cancer.  This will include all aspects of the design, implementation, running, analysis and dissemination of results from cancer clinical trials, including biomarker and proof-of-concept studies. The postholder will be required to work autonomously and with initiative to provide statistical support to the ECMC and must be able to prioritise tasks and manage the workload, which will include the writing of statistical reports, analysis plans and the presentation of results in peer-reviewed journals as well as providing guidance and support to junior members of statistical staff and to the study coordinators and researchers working within ECMC.

The post holder will have proactive approach and possess exceptional organisational, prioritisation and communication skills with the ability to use their initiative to prioritise and manage complex tasks.  The post holder will be confident in working independently and with ambiguity, as well as being a strong team player.

Duties and responsibilities


  • To provide statistical advice on cancer biomarker or clinical study designs (including power calculations)

  • Design and analyse clinical research projects

  • To contribute to the writing of grant applications and bids

  • To contribute to the writing of clinical trial protocols

  • To assist in the writing of submissions for ethical approval

  • To prepare and test randomisation lists

  • To conduct or supervise checks on data completeness and accuracy

  • To write Statistical Analysis Plans

  • To perform and report interim and final analyses for clinical trials

Essential requirements


  • PhD in statistics or medical statistics or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

  • First degree (Class I or II) or equivalent in a subject containing a substantial coverage of statistical theory, methods and practice (at least 50% of the final year) or a taught Master’s degree or equivalent in Statistics, Medical Statistics or a subject with substantial high-level statistics content

  • Experience of working in clinical trials, medical research and epidemiology

  • Extensive experience of using standard statistical packages, such as STATA, R and SAS

  • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures in clinical trial

Further information

This post is either full time (35 hours per week) or part time (minimum 21 hours per week) and Fixed term until 30th October 2024 with a potential extension to 2028 subject to successful funding renewal.

This post is predominantly based in the CRUK Convergence Science Centre based at the South Kensington Campus but may be required to work at other Imperial College sites, including Hammersmith Campus.

Should you have any queries please contact Professor Iain McNeish i.mcneish@imperial.ac.uk

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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