Salary: £27,285 to £38,832

Closing Date: Saturday 21 July 2018

Starting date: 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Reference: A2316


We are seeking applications for a (Senior) Research Associate post to work within the Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics (MPS) Research Unit ( in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster University. The Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Research Unit is directed by Prof Thomas Jaki and undertakes collaborative research with the pharmaceutical industry and medical research institutes.

The posts are offered for 30 months in the first instance and we are seeking researchers with an interest in early phase clinical trials. This post offers the opportunity to develop an independent research profile and support for the post holders to obtain their own funding is provided. MPS is part of the MRC North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research (NWHTMR) and the network of Hubs ( The NWHTMR is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Lancaster, Manchester and Bangor in which the Unit leads the theme on the design and analysis of early phase clinical trials.

You will work on methods for dose-finding studies and Phase II adaptive/Bayesian clinical trials, provide support for trials implementing novel designs and become involved in professional development courses associated with your expertise.

Experience of teaching and programming skills using software such as R are desirable, but training on these aspects of the job can be provided.

The appointment will be to either a Senior Research Associate (Grade 7) or a Research Associate (Grade 6).

Informal enquires can be addressed to Prof Thomas Jaki ( and to apply visit