Lead Statistician

Lead Statistician

Our group of companies are leading the way in providing international research, analysis and publication of study data. Cambridge Research Support Ltd provides technical services to Research in Real Life (Ltd), our Cambridge and Singapore based medical research company specialising in respiratory illness.  We have an opening for a Lead Statistician within the Cambridge Research Support team, working from either our Cambridge office, Aylsham office or our Singapore office.

The Lead Statistician will carry out the analysis and dissemination of data from both large-scale, clinical databases and randomised controlled trials.  The Lead Statistician provides a key role within the  team, supporting and mentoring other members of the statistics team and deputising for the Head of Statistics in their absence.  This is a varied and progressive role within a small, thriving research company working with mixed data sets.  The right candidate will benefit from self-managing their own workload and building their skills through attending conferences and contributing to published works.

Qualifications & skills


  • A minimum of two years of employment based experience in statistical analysis
  • A first or post-graduate degree in statistics or similar subject
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent statistical modelling skills and the ability to interpret analysis results
  • Sound IT skills and programming experience in SAS and SPSS
  • Ability to apply statistical thinking project objectives


  • Some knowledge of health economics
  • Experience in planning and analysis of RCTs

Job Specification

  • Act as study statistician for entire through-life of Observational (database) studies and RCTs, influencing project strategy and processes
  • Provide statistical input to study proposals, protocols and statistical analysis plans, including:
  • Study design
  • Sample size & power calculations
  • Statistical methods
  • Carry out or supervise exploratory data analysis of datasets and baseline analysis
  • Carry out complex statistical analyses of study outcomes and assist in the interpretation of results
  • Contribute to the final statistical analysis report
  • Provide statistical advice and support in the dissemination of final results as:
  • Abstracts, posters and oral presentations at international & national conferences
  • Academic publications
  • Coach and mentor statisticians with their own workload
  • Work with the Head of Statistics to develop the statistical team within Research in Real-Life and promote the interaction of the team with other companies in the group

Starting salary will be in the range of £30,000 to £40,000 pa, dependant on qualifications and relevant experience.

Please submit C.V with covering letter to Vicky Thomas, Head of Statistics. Email: vicky@crs-ltd.org