Team Leader in Clinical Trials and Statistics

24/10/2018, 23:55

Sutton (Greater London)
Full time
Fixed Term
6 years
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

ICR-CTSU is a research-led, academic clinical trials unit (CTU) within the Division of Clinical Studies at the ICR. It is a multi-disciplinary CTU, which comprises more than 90 staff, including statisticians, clinical trial programme managers, trial managers, data managers, research IT programmers, and administrative support staff. Specialising in phase II exploratory and phase III randomised trials of new treatments and technologies (including radiotherapy), the ICR-CTSU portfolio includes innovative, efficient and adaptive trial platforms, both national and international, and prioritises trials activity in three clinical and therapeutic domains: breast cancer systemic therapies and uncommon cancers; urological and lung cancer systemic therapies and early phase trials; and image-guided and local therapies.

Following the successful renewal of the CRUK core programme grant in 2018, ICR-CTSU are looking to expand their statistical and methodology leadership team. Based at the Sutton site, the new ICR-funded Career Development Faculty post will take responsibility for a component of the ICR-CTSU portfolio of clinical trials research. S/he will further develop and grow the portfolio in line with the Unit’s overall strategy and take responsibility for a number of ongoing trials as well as the development of new trials.

ICR-CTSU seek an experienced medical statistician with a research interest in clinical trials methodology and a passion for direct involvement in the oversight and leadership of academic clinical trials. The post holder will be expected to make a substantial independent intellectual contribution to clinical trial projects and be proactive in leading and contributing to broad initiatives that enhance the overall effectiveness of ICR-CTSU. In partnership with clinical opinion leaders, s/he will generate research funds to conduct and deliver clinical trials research at the international forefront. S/he will demonstrate the scientific expertise, independent intellectual contribution, creative scientific problem-solving and drive to develop into a future internationally renowned trial methodology leader.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. For further details and to apply please click below, for informal inquiries please contact Dr Urvashi Ramphul at or +44 207 340 6280, quoting reference 3747. 

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

The ICR is the leading academic research centre in the UK. Effective industry collaboration and innovation in new medicines and technologies are at the heart of our approach to drive benefits for patients. The ICR is ranked:


  • first for the quality and impact of our research*
  • second worldwide for the number of our publications cited in patents**
  • fourth worldwide for the citation rate of scientific research published across all fields**
  • fourth worldwide for top-cited research publications**
  • in the top five higher education institutions worldwide for academic influence and commercial impact**


*2014 Research Excellence Framework

** U-Multirank, 2020

Additional Documentation for Candidates

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