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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/01/2020.


Job Reference: 282-C8083-B

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Marsden, Sutton, Greater London
£34,961 - £48,515 pa inc

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 3,900 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for statisticians / senior statistician (band 6/7) to join the Royal Marsden Clinical Trials Unit (RM CTU) which supports the Royal Marsden’s large, varied and innovative portfolio of studies ranging from early to late phase trials, and from simple to complex interventions.

The Royal Marsden is a world leader in cancer research, treatment and education. Together with our academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), we are the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe and the only National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) specialising in cancer in the UK.

The RM CTU is currently employing a team of 9 statisticians and wishes to expand its statistical team further following our full accreditation from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Registered Clinical Trials Units Network. RM CTU supports the Research Themes of the only cancer specific Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated team members to contribute to the statistical and methodological considerations in study design and analysis of cancer clinical trials and studies. We are offering flexible working hours, excellent NHS pension and many opportunities for training and career development.

• The statistician/ senior statistician (band 6/7) will provide support and advice relating to statistical and analytical aspects for all Royal Marsden clinical trials working actively as a trial team member along with clinicians, trial managers and database programmers.
• A post-graduate qualification in medical statistics is required (or equivalent)
• Experience in STATA, and/or SAS/ SPSS is essential and experience in clinical trial data management systems would be desirable.
• For the senior role, extensive experience in clinical trials is essential and familiarity with the regulatory environment surrounding clinical trials is desirable.

You should also have:
• A flexible but organized approach to work with the ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
• The ability to work independently, as well as part of a small multi-disciplinary trial team and with colleagues across more than clinical unit.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• For the senior/lead roles experience in line management is desirable.

The vacancies are full-time, funded initially for two years with the possibility of extension, primarily based in Sutton with occasional travel to the Chelsea site.

Potential interview date 16th September

For further details / informal visits contact:

Clare Peckitt ( / 0208 915 6269)

The Trust is committed to developing and delivering excellent customer focused service by treating patients, their families, friends, carers and staff with professionalism respect and dignity.

Flu Vaccination – What We Expect of our Staff

At The Royal Marsden we have an immune compromised patient population who we must protect as much as we can against the flu virus. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to a common cold, through to very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the upmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of The Royal Marsden that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been short-listed for interview on this particular occasion.

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