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Job Reference: 918-RA4116

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Statistics and Clinical Studies
Bristol - Stoke Gifford
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

The Statistics and Clinical Studies group of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is responsible for the design and analysis of studies in organ and tissue donation and transplantation, blood donation and transfusion medicine. The group incorporates the NHSBT Clinical Trials Unit, which is responsible for the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials in all areas of NHSBT’s activity. The analysis and interpretation of results informs decision-making on developments in donation, transplantation and transfusion, the clinical care of donors and patients, and equity of access to treatment.


We are a Special Health Authority within the NHS, responsible for optimising the supply of blood, organs, plasma and tissues and raising the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of blood and transplant services.


You will be required to carry out statistical analyses of data arising from observational studies and clinical trials in blood, organ and tissue donation, organ transplantation and transfusion medicine. This also involves reporting results to other staff in NHSBT, specialist advisory groups, the Department of Health, clinical staff in blood and transplantation services and other interested parties.


This post is an opportunity for someone with a degree or postgraduate qualification in a statistical subject to join a large, enthusiastic team of statisticians and become involved in extremely rewarding work using a broad range of statistical skills. The post will involve collaborative work with clinicians and others working in organ transplantation, blood donation and haematology, and so the individual appointed will have excellent communication skills. The ability to work to deadlines, both individually and as part of a team, is essential, and knowledge of the SAS software is also desirable (full training will be provided).


The normal working hours for this role are 37.5 hours, Monday – Friday.


Please note: we have a permanent and fixed term (two years) position available.Please state your preference for permanent or fixed term working at interview if successful.


For an informal discussion in relation to this role, please contact Rachel Johnson - Assistant Director, Statistics and Clinical Studies at email:


This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Monday 22nd April 2019.


Interviews are planned to take place at Stoke Gifford on Wednesday 1st May 2019 (subject to confirmation).

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

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