University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Medical/Clinical Trial Statistician - Research Associate/Fellow

United Kingdom

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Medical/Clinical Trial Statistician - Research Associate/Fellow

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Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU); Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Summary of Post

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU) is seeking an ambitious individual to join our growing statistical community, working collaboratively with research teams locally, nationally and internationally.

This post within ExeCTU is available from June 2024 on an open-ended basis subject to funding. The post is available at 1.0FTE; however, part-time employment (minimum 0.6 FTE) may be considered. Hybrid or remote working patterns may be considered. Applicants interested in working part-time or in fully remote working are encouraged to make contact to discuss options.

We are open to recruiting either a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow, depending on experience. Please read the attached job descriptions carefully for the differences between the roles. Please indicate in your application which role you wish to be considered for.

Working as part of the ExeCTU, you will work with senior statisticians to provide expert statistical support to research projects, including clinical trials, and other research within the Faculty. Post holders will provide high- quality statistical input to a range of research applications/projects/activities and work on a variety of study types, including randomised controlled trials, cluster randomised trials and systematic reviews with meta-analyses. You will also participate in methodological research studies addressing statistical challenges.the Faculty of Health and Science (www., including the NIHR Exeter Biomedical Research Centre (www. The post holder will provide high-quality statistical input to a range of research applications/projects/activities and work on a variety of study types, including randomised controlled trials. You will also participate in methodological research studies addressing statistical challenges.

The post holder may also contribute to teaching statistics, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the Faculty. Depending on the role, you may also participate in running statistics clinics to provide statistical support to researchers and PhD students in the wider Faculty.


Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU) is a UKCRC-registered, University of Exeter supported Unit. ExeCTU works in collaboration with researchers and clinicians in the design and delivery of high quality and efficient multi- centre trials and other well-designed studies addressing important health questions to improve health and well-being. Our study portfolio includes trials in dementia, mental health, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, medicinal drugs, surgical techniques and complex interventions.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 per cent of our research is of international quality and 47 per cent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively with external partners and across research disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development

  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

  • The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24th April 2024. Interviews are expected to take place in mid-May 2024.

    For an informal and confidential discussion about the post, please contact Dr Fiona Warren (ExeCTU lead for statistics) (email: [email protected]).

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    Medical/Clinical Trial Statistician - Research Associate/Fellow


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    April 04, 2024

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    April 24, 2024

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    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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