Senior Researcher in Medical Statistics

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £53,174 p.a.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at the forefront of medical research using very large clinical research databases and at the interface between epidemiology, medical statistics, data science and clinical medicine.


This new senior research medical statistician will report to Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox who has recently moved to Oxford and be a member of the newly formed Primary Care Epidemiology Research Group.


The successful candidate will provide support for a range of research activities within the Primary Care Epidemiology Research Group with a strong focus on primary care, cancer, mental health, cardiovascular disease and drug safety. The post will involve ensuring delivering of multiple research projects in collaboration with both junior and senior staff. This will be often be achieved through the analysis of routinely collected electronic health records from the QResearch electronic health database linked to hospital, mortality and cancer registry data and similar databases. This will include developing analysis plans to answer the research questions; carrying out analyses using new and existing research approaches and methods where appropriate and interpreting results. It will involve developing research questions within a specific context, conducting individual research, regularly writing research articles; raising research funds through grant applications and presenting papers at national conferences.


The post would be ideally suited to someone proactive and ambitious who has obtained their PhD, with significant experience as a medical statistician/epidemiologist and is planning an academic career in medical statistics or epidemiology. As the team expands, the postholder will provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers and users of the QResearch database.


To succeed in this post, you will have research experience in a UK health setting; the ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation; the ability to carry out complex statistical analyses, interpret findings and present results; a high level competence in using statistical packages (STATA) for database manipulation and analysis; and previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations with authorship on at least five peer-reviewed publication in the area of UK health care within the last 5 years.


The post is fixed-term for up to 2 years initially. You will be based in the Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG


Potential applicants who would like to discuss this post is welcome to contact Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox via email at: julia.hippisley-cox@phc.ox.ac.uk.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 June 2019. Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 June 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-140638

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