Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
22 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for the post of Statistician to be based at the Papworth Trials Unit Collaboration (PTUC) within Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. PTUC has a long-standing partnership with the University of Cambridge, MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) where the successful applicant will enjoy visiting worker rights and benefit from the day-to-day support (onsite and offsite) from a designated Senior Statistician.

The post represents an excellent development opportunity as the successful applicant will work closely with both trial methodologists at the BSU and research practitioners at Royal Papworth Hospital in advancing health research.

The successful applicant will contribute to on-going clinical and observational studies at Papworth and play a key role in the design of new studies, protocol writing, statistical analysis plan development and in the analysis and reporting of studies leading to publications.

Applicants should have a postgraduate degree (PhD, MPhil, MSc) in statistics or a related subject, and experience in statistical programming especially using the R language. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills and be able to contribute substantially to writing scientific papers.

PTUC is fully registered with the UK Clinical Research Collaboration.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work within PTUC to provide statistic support and advice to Papworth based researchers and external partners, to ensure high quality research.

The post-holder will provide statistical advice, guidance and support to the design, monitoring, analysis and publication of clinical trials and observational studies. This includes performing sample-size calculations and power analyses, writing statistical analysis plans, performing custom statistical analyses of the relevant endpoints, and preparing results (like figures and tables) for publications.

The post-holder will also support research grant applications, providing guidance and advice in the design, organisation, management, and data analysis.

The post-holder will work effectively with our partners across the collaboration, the BSU and the Health Economics Research Group at King's College London.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate degree (PhD, MPhil, MSc), in Statistics or another relevant discipline.



  • Advanced statistical programming skills, in R in particular.
  • Some experience of research trial design, Bayesian methods, missing data or evidence synthesis.
  • Able to communicate statistical information clearly to a range of staff groups both verbally and in writing.
  • Understanding of the regulatory framework for clinical research.


  • Experience in analysis and reporting clinical trials ideally with a record of scientific publications.

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Heart & amp Lung Research Insititue

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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