Medical Statistician / RDS Consultant Position, Department for Health, University of Bath

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NIHR Research Design Service South West (Bath)

Department for Health

Medical Statistician / RDS Consultant (fixed-term until September 2013)

Salary - £29,853 - £32,620 p.a.

The Department for Health at the University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Medical Statistician to augment the statistical support provided within the department to a growing portfolio of successful NIHR applications and deliver a range of support services available through the NIHR Research Design Service, South West (RDS-SW).

The RDS-SW is funded by the National Institute for Health Research to support health and social care researchers in developing research ideas into successful grant applications. A key part of the service will be face-to-face meetings with people who have research ideas. As proposals develop, staff with specific expertise will become involved so that a full range of support can be provided. A vital part of the work will be helping to build effective research teams with all the necessary skills and ensuring users and carers are involved in the research process.

The postholder will be expected to provide quantitative research design expertise for external grant applications to multidisciplinary teams of researchers within the South West Region as well as support a range of successful applications within the Department for Health. In addition the post-holder will be strongly encouraged and supported in developing grant applications in their own research area.

We have strong links with all NHS organisations and Universities in the South West and with RDS’s elsewhere in England. We also have close connections with relevant NHS research systems, including Research Ethics Committees and Research Governance staff.

The postholder will work under the supervision of the Lead for the Bath RDS office / Senior Lecturer, Dr Gordon Taylor.

Applicants should have a postgraduate qualification, ideally at doctoral level, in a related subject with experience in medical statistics and/or epidemiology. The successful applicant will possess the ability to manage and organise the development of applied research grant applications, working as part of a research team. Excellent interpersonal and highly developed IT skills are also important for this position.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Gordon Taylor, Email or Tel 01225 384515.

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