28/11/18

Vacancy: Senior Statistician UKRR

The Renal Association (RA) is a dynamic charity and the leading professional body for the UK kidney community.  The UK Renal Registry (UKRR) forms one arm of the RA, whose purpose is to use data to improve the lives of patients with kidney disease. In the pursuit of this we are working at the forefront of healthcare technology. We collect renal data from renal units throughout the UK. This data is used to provide patients with their latest results, audit and research.

We are highly regarded within the renal community and, through our recent Think Kidneys campaign, have received recognition on TV and Radio.

The post:

A senior position has arisen in our small statistical team for a talented biostatistician, to prepare high quality statistical analyses, assessing audit and research projects to ensure the most appropriate statistical techniques are used, using statistical software to convert data to datasets, and to take a lead role with standalone projects.  The postholder will assist in training, advising and mentoring junior members of the team and will build relationships with internal colleagues from the systems and data teams, registrars and authors of papers, and external stakeholders, such as the department of health and individual renal units, assisting with statistical and data queries and performing statistical analyses.

The person:

We are looking for someone with a proven successful track record working as a senior statistician delivering audit and research in a clinical environment.  You should have strong familiarity with a range of statistical techniques and methodologies that are applied in the analysis of clinical data, audit and research.  You must have good SAS or Stata programming skills, as well as data analysis skills using other statistical analysis packages.  Depending on your experience, you may have the opportunity to line manage junior members of team, or work towards this.

Why the Renal Association:

Working for a specialised charity in a professional, dedicated team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of research and audit projects, all focused on quality improvement of renal patient care.

The RA is an employer that values and supports its staff. We are committed to a flexible approach to working, to support the various working patterns that suit the different needs of our staff.  We are committed to staff wellbeing, offering a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, access to ergonomic office equipment and other ad hoc wellbeing provisions.  In addition, our salaries are competitive and our terms and conditions of employment offer competitive leave allowances, a generous annual training budget and pension and death in service provisions.

For full details, including the job description and person specification, please visit https://www.renalreg.org/about-us/vacancies/

To apply for this position please forward a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role, together with your CV to Jennifer Barwell by email; jennifer.barwell@renalregistry.nhs.uk.

Closing date: close of business Friday 14th December 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed, but will be in January