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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2022.


Job Reference: 175-2122-2-RD3069

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Research & Development
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge.
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.


Research and Development Department
Band 6 Statistician
Full Time - 37.5 Hours
£32,306-£39,027 - Per Annum -Pro Rata

Applications are invited for the post of Statistician to be based in the Research and Development Unit at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. Royal Papworth Hospital has a long-standing collaboration with the University of Cambridge, MRC Biostatistics Unit 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 Biostatistics Unit and research practitioners at Papworth Hospital in advancing health research.

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

Applicants should have a postgraduate degree in statistics or a related subject and statistical computing experience, e.g. programming in R, Stata or SPSS. Some knowledge / experience of clinical trials would be advantageous, however training can be provided. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills and be able to contribute substantially to writing scientific papers.

Royal Papworth Hospital is the largest specialist cardiothoracic (heart and lung) hospital in the UK and includes the country's main heart and lung transplant centre. We have a long and established reputation for innovation and leading-edge research. Royal Papworth Hospitals hosts Papworth Trials Unit Collaboration, which is a UKCRC registered Trials Unit and the successful applicant will work within the Trials Unit. The Trials Unit currently manages several multi-centred surgical trials.

The MRC Biostatistics Unit aims to advance medical science by the development, application and dissemination of statistical methods. It is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions and includes many internationally renowned statisticians.

The position will be based in the brand new HLRI, situated next to the hospital, opening Spring 2022.

Providing an Inclusive environment for our entire workforce is very important to us at Royal Papworth and so please articulate in your supporting information how you would contribute to driving this agenda and also demonstrate what our new values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration would mean to you in the workplace.

For further information, please contact
Jo Steele on 01223 639652

Closing Date: February 28th 2022
Interview Date: March 9th 2022

The Government requirement for double vaccination is under legislative review. Royal Papworth Hospital encourages and supports vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID 19.

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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