Are you looking for an exciting leadership opportunity in a vibrant and diverse research-driven school at King’s College London? We are looking for someone who can bring their skills and experience in medical statistics to the study of population and patient health and contribute to the national and regional leadership of a major infrastructure of the National Institute for Health Research.
This is a varied and exciting research, advisory and teaching position. You will be an established medical statistician, with a reputation demonstrated by high quality published research and evidence of attracting revenue from external grants, including clinical trials. You will contribute to the leadership of a productive group of statisticians and support ongoing research activities and income-generating advisory services. The group includes two readers, a lecturer and five researchers.
As Deputy Director of NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) London, you will provide academic leadership for a large collaborative team of cross-London research advisers, while providing expert advice to researchers applying for funding. service delivery, leading the development of innovative ways to provide advice and guidance that reflects the needs of the research community. You will develop the RDS London Continuing Professional Development Program, identifying academic training needs in emerging research methods, to meet the ever-changing demands of research design. Nationally, you will join the national RDS Strategy Group and represent RDS London.
You will find many opportunities to collaborate with colleagues within and beyond the Multidisciplinary Department of Population Health Sciences to provide statistical expertise, as well as collaborative support for clinical trials and research conducted within the Center. KCL-GSTT Biomedical Research Center and King’s Health Partners. . You will be responsible for developing and sustaining research collaborations at local, national and international levels, you will be responsible for both leading research grants and contributing to strategic interdisciplinary applied health research programs, in priority research areas of the ‘School.
We are particularly looking for a researcher with strong research design skills, including clinical trials, who will support and develop our areas of interest and strength, including:
• Traditional and innovative trials (all phases) involving complex interventions under long-term conditions / prevention
• Long-term conditions and multiple mental and physical morbidities
• Develop and implement methods to assess the complexity of changes in the health and social care system
• Develop and execute public health interventions in multiethnic populations
You will actively contribute to developments in teaching and learning in biostatistics and epidemiology and contribute to the teaching of the undergraduate program in medicine and postgraduate courses (currently an on-campus MPH and a Online MSc in Public Health).
This position will be offered on a permanent contract.
This is a full time position – 100% full time equivalent
• Conduct a research program to complement the School’s ambitions in research priorities in one of the areas described above
• Provide leadership for clinical trial design, working with clinicians to design new trials and overseeing statistics of funded trials from inception to publication
• Supervise doctoral students
• Develop and promote research collaborations with local and national partners.
• Participate in teaching medical statistics in existing postgraduate course programs and summer schools
• Develop new modules and / or undertake module leadership where agreed, and contribute to the teaching of statistics on the undergraduate MBBS degree
• Undertake personal tutoring to postgraduate students each year and supervise theses
• Lead the development of the RDS London Continuing Professional Development program, identifying academic training needs in emerging research methodologies, to meet the ever-changing demands of research design.
Management & Citizenship
• Participate in a consultancy activity advising researchers from King’s Health Partners Trusts to generate third-source income
• Manage the grants for which you are responsible, including the recruitment and management of staff employed on those grants.
• Provide mentorship and academic leadership for the broader social science group
• Contribute to the management of the department and / or the school, for example by assuming the roles and responsibilities of head of department.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the incumbent will be required to undertake the duties and responsibilities that can reasonably be expected in the course and classification of the position.
Skills, knowledge and experience Senior lecturer
1. Doctorate or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline
2. Independent, high-quality statistical research proven in clinical trials, population health, health services research, including evidence from high-quality, peer-reviewed article publications
3. Experience in the design, development, direction and management of research projects, including directing the development and submission of grant applications and funding proposals.
4. File for obtaining research funding and support for research activity
5. Previous supervision of PhD and MSc students
6. Organized and systematic approach to research and teaching
7. Specialized knowledge of contemporary statistical methods for applied health and care research and clinical trials.
8. Experience working on the design and analysis of clinical trials, in a senior statistical role and in performing complex statistical analyzes using statistical software packages.
9. Strong face-to-face and group communication and interpersonal skills
10. Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal)
11. Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias.
12. Teaching diploma
13. Knowledge of UK research funding agency requirements
14. Experience working with a range of phases of clinical trials (Phase I, II, III and feasibility trials)
15. Consulting experience in a clinical trials unit, research design department, clinical research organization or equivalent.
16. Doctorate or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline
17. Independent, high-quality statistical research proven in clinical trials, population health, health services research, including evidence from high-quality, peer-reviewed article publications
18. Significant experience in the design, development, direction and management of research projects, including leading the development and submission of grant applications and funding proposals
19. Important file for obtaining research funding and maintaining research activity
20. Previous supervision of doctoral and master’s students
21. Organized and systematic approach to research and teaching
22. Specialized knowledge of contemporary statistical methods for applied health and care research and clinical trials
23. Significant experience working on clinical trial design and analysis, in a senior statistical role and performing complex statistical analyzes using statistical software packages, including Stata
24. Experience in a leadership capacity of managing a team of researchers
25. Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal)
26. Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias.
27. Teaching diploma
28. Knowledge of the requirements of research funding bodies in the UK
29. Experience working with a range of phases of clinical trials (Phase I, II, III and feasibility trials)
30. Consulting experience in a clinical trials unit, research design department, clinical research organization or equivalent
You are strongly encouraged to specifically meet the essential criteria outlined in the person’s specifications in their cover letter.
Please note that you must provide three academic references when applying, including one from your current or most recent employer. If you are shortlisted, letters of recommendation will be requested prior to the interview from two of your references. The third reference, from your employer, will only be requested with your agreement.
The research of the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences includes Analytic (broadly defined as the discovery and interpretation of meaningful patterns in quantitative and qualitative data), Investigation (comprehensively exploring analytical solutions to complex problems at both the individual and population level) and Applied Research (widely using analysis, including laboratory surveys, to identify needs and propose and evaluate new solutions to societal health and social problems around the world). This informs our approach and focus to develop and conduct research that addresses major issues, such as long-term conditions, multimorbidity, and environmental impacts on population health.
It is an exciting time to join the department and the school as we will soon be merging with the School of Life Sciences. This will bring together very significant clinical, scientific and population / global health strengths. There are already many examples of joint work and collaboration between the two schools, and it is anticipated that there will be significant opportunities to collaborate further and leverage the critical mass of clinical, methodological and applied researchers in the field. new integrated school. The school will be one of the largest in the faculty with statistics programs in the NIHR Biomedical Research Cenre and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration and with King’s Health Partners Clinical Academic Groups and Institutes, with enormous potential to leverage further from these synergies.
About the Faculty: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/index.aspx
About the School of Population and Environmental Health Sciences: www.kcl.ac.uk/sphes
About the Medical Statistics Unit (UMS): https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/medical-statistics
About the NIHR Research Design Service London: www.rds-london.nihr.ac.uk