Trial Statistician/Senior Trial Statistician (ID: 620)
Salary Range: £40,107 – £46,724 per annum
Full time
Length of Contract: Fixed Term for 24 months
Closing Date: 25 June 2023

Summary of Role

The Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR-CTSU) is expanding its statistical team of over 20 statisticians at its Sutton site in Surrey. ICR-CTSU manages an exciting portfolio of national and international phase II and III clinical trials and an expanding number of early phase I/II cancer trials. This post offers an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and well-motivated statistician, with an interest in clinical trials who is looking for opportunities to apply their statistical knowledge across a number of therapeutic areas in oncology; to work in a dynamic and supportive academic environment at one of the leading National Cancer Research Institute cancer trials units.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the statistical development, oversight and analysis of a number of clinical trials within ICR-CTSU’s portfolio and the ICR/Royal Marsden Drug Development Unit’s early phase trials portfolio as well as on associated trials methodology research and translational biomarker research studies. Under the guidance of principal statisticians and/or the ICR-CTSU Scientific/Methodology Lead for each trial, you will work across a varied portfolio across all trial phases, with a primary focus in developing and implementing efficient trial methodology in early phase and adaptive trials.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a post-graduate qualification in statistics (or a first degree in statistics along with practical experience in medical statistics). Additionally, they should demonstrate a solid understanding of clinical trials and experience in applying statistical methods to real-world data. Familiarity with Bayesian statistics is highly desirable. Effective oral and written communication skills and enthusiasm for collaborating with researchers from different disciplines are essential.

Additional information

Appointment will be on a fixed term contract for 2 years. We currently have a blended approach to home and office working, and flexible working options may be considered.

For informal discussion about the Trial Statistician/Senior Trial Statistician post, please contact Professor Christina Yap, email:

For general queries about the recruitment process, please contact ICR-CTSU, email:

For more details and to apply, please visit our recruitment website:

When applying please provide a supporting statement detailing why you are applying for this position and detailing your relevant experience; together with your CV including details of your current salary and the names and addresses of two referees.

This role is eligible for ICR Sponsorship. Support will be provided for costs associated with Visa application and health surcharge If you are considering relocating to the UK, further information can be found here.

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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