The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Research Fellow, Trial Methodology

Type of career: 
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Contact name: 
Moto Kotsuka
  • Full time or part time position within a statistics team
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

The George’ is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

An opportunity exists for a Research Fellow, Trial Methodology to join our growing organisation. The Research Fellow, Trial Methodology would develop expertise in research methodology in particular in the design and analysis of randomised trials. The Research Fellow, Trial Methodology will be responsible for keeping abreast of methods in trial methodology and take a leading role in designing innovative trials                     

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Contribute to the development of research proposals and funding applications involving innovative trial designs
  • Perform simulations e.g. of adaptive trial designs
  • Contribute to internal capacity development in biostatistics and research methodology
  • Lead and contribute to the publication of academic outputs, media reports and other outputs to disseminate research finding and promote the work of the group.
  • Contribute to local, national and international meetings of relevance to the area of research expertise and develop working partnerships within relevant research networks
  • Contribute to teaching, and training, including the mentoring and supervision of students
  • Provide feedback on manuscripts and other academic documents
  • Prepare statistical analysis plans

Desired Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • PhD in Statistics or Master in Statistics with experience in methodological research
  • Substantial experience in statistical design, programming, analysis and reporting for biomedical and / or health research 
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting methodological research applicable to biostatistics
  • Excellent working knowledge of the common statistical software packages (R, SAS or Stata)
  • Understanding of data management principles in health and medical research
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary research teams and managing relationships with external partners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well flexibly, i.e. independently and engaging with research teams
  • Understanding of confidentiality and privacy laws and guidelines relevant to medical and public health research
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.