Medical Lead Statistician Volunteer

Medical Lead Statistician Volunteer

Ongoing role
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Royal Leamington Spa, Cv31 1dl
Mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
7-15 hours / week

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

The Volunteer will play a pivotal role in advancing Mast Cell Action's research initiatives. It involves designing/analysing clinical studies, interpreting data & collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to enhance our understanding of MCAS.

What will you be doing?

Key Responsibilities

  • Study Design and Methodology:
    • Collaborate with researchers to design robust clinical studies.
    • Develop and refine statistical methodologies to address research questions.
    • Ensure studies are designed with appropriate sample sizes and statistical power.
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation:
    • Analyse clinical and experimental data using advanced statistical techniques.
    • Interpret results in the context of MCAS research and present findings to stakeholders.
    • Provide statistical expertise in the preparation of research manuscripts and grant proposals.
  • Collaboration and Consultation:
    • Work closely with medical researchers, clinicians, and other stakeholders.
    • Offer statistical consultations to support various research projects within the Charity.
    • Participate in regular meetings with the Medical Engagement team to discuss ongoing projects and findings.
  • Ethics and Compliance:
    • Ensure all research activities comply with ethical standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain confidentiality and integrity of sensitive research data.

What are we looking for?

Qualifications and Skills

  • Education:
    • Advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or a related field.
  • Experience:
    • Extensive experience in statistical analysis within medical research.
    • Proven track record of designing and analysing clinical studies.
    • Experience with statistical software
  • Skills:
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to interpret complex data and present findings clearly.
    • Familiarity with regulatory guidelines and ethical considerations in medical research.
  • Attributes:
    • Highly organised and detail-oriented.
    • Strong collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively in a team.
    • Commitment to the mission of Mast Cell Action and to advancing research in MCAS.

What difference will you make?


  • Contribute to meaningful research that can improve the lives of individuals with MCAS.
  • Collaborate with leading researchers and clinicians in the field.
  • Gain experience in a charitable Charity dedicated to medical research and advocacy.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely.
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Organisation type: 

    We are a rare diseases charity established at the end of 2015 to respond to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). MCAS is a crippling, unpredictable and frightening condition affecting the immune...