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Senior Research Fellow in Statistics

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 Per annum (Pro rata if part time)
Full Time Fixed Term until 30/09/2024 (Part time considered)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 October 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1289920CF

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Wessex

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow/Senior Statistician to work across all the research themes comprising ARC Wessex. You will work closely with the statistical lead and the ARC research theme and project leads, taking responsibility for advice and consultancy on statistical matters relating to project design, and will also be responsible for statistical analysis or statistical mentoring for quantitative researchers, as required by a given project.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a relevant area e.g Medical Statistics, or in Applied Statistics specialising in healthcare or medicine or an absolute minimum academic qualification equivalent to an MSc in statistics with a substantial medical/healthcare component.

In addition, candidates should possess strong programming skills in at least two major statistical software languages, with a willingness and flexibility to learn to program in other statistical software packages, as required. You should have good communication skills, possess initiative, and be able to work effectively within teams of different sizes, disciplines and which potentially comprise team members from a range of organisations (e.g. academic, NHS, funding bodies). The ability to engage with clients in a statistical consulting scenario is essential.

The Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Wessex is an organisation funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) with a remit to support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. The NIHR ARC Wessex is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public within and beyond the Wessex region. 

Our ARC conducts applied health research with the aims to improve outcomes for patients and public; improve quality, delivery and efficiency of health and care services; increase the sustainability of health and care systems locally and nationally, through collaborative partnership. It has four thematic programmes of work: Ageing and Dementia, Healthy Communities, Long Term Condition and Workforce & Health systems. We have a close relationship with our stakeholders within the region, which include a wide range of NHS organisations, local universities, charities, local authorities and others.

The successful applicant should be willing to travel within the Wessex area, as required, and occasionally further afield within the UK. 

The post is available on a full time (or part-time) basis and will be based within SCTU at Southampton General Hospital. The employing organisation is the University of Southampton which offers a competitive salary, pension scheme and other benefits.

For informal discussions please contact Dr David Culliford (

For further information about NIHR ARC Wessex, please visit our website at

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on Please quote reference 1289920CF on all correspondence.


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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