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Professor/Reader in Biostatistics

Requisition ID:  24102

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  22-Nov-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Closing Date: 08 January 2023


Newcastle University Population Health Science Institute (NUPHSI) is a large, multi-disciplinary research institute within the Faculty of Medical Science (FMS), and has collaborative links across all three Newcastle University Faculties.  NUPHSI comprises a vibrant multidisciplinary academic community working collaboratively alongside colleagues and partners from the wider health, care, industry and voluntary sectors as well as the public. 


As part of a programme of senior academic recruitment in NUPHSI, we are looking to appoint a Professor / Reader in Biostatistics to join our Institute and to add to our existing research expertise and leadership. The post holder will be based in the Biostatistics Research Group (BRG). The BRG is a dynamic group of 30 applied and methodological biostatisticians who work together to develop and implement state-of-the-art statistical methods in health research.  Members of the group work with colleagues and teams in


  • Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit
  • NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East North Cumbria (ARC NENC)
  • NIHR School for Public Health Research
  • NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre
  • NIHR Research Design Service
  • NIHR National Innovation Observatory


We seek a leader with an outstanding international research reputation, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a track record of leadership, developing others and academic citizenship, who will lead and contribute to research which enhances our portfolio of biostatistics research. 


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Dawn Teare, Professor of Biostatistics, Biostatistics Group, Population Health Sciences Institute at, or James Wason, Professor of Biostatistics, Biostatistics Group, Population Health Sciences Institute at


Interviews are scheduled for 08 February 2023


To view the Candidate Briefing Pack please click here





The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 24102