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Medical Lead Statistician Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Mast Cell Action

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About Mast Cell Action

Mast Cell Action provides support for people living with MCAS, unites the MCAS community and creates a cohesive voice; to lobby for awareness, universally available diagnosis and the best possible care for those affected.

Mast Cell Action currently has 4 trustees plus a small but dedicated support team and our Director who will work closely with the successful candidate to strengthen our communications function. This is an exciting time for the charity, with unprecedented growth and an expanding team giving the right candidate unending potential to prove themselves and to shape the role.

We are a close-knit group, our internal behaviours are to be smart, strategic and ambitious, fun, collaborative and empowered. We work in collaboration both internally and externally and support each other to be the best that we can be and make the biggest possible difference to people affected by MCAS. If this sounds like a team you would like to be part of we would love to hear from you!

Role Overview

The Medical Lead Statistician will play a pivotal role in advancing Mast Cell Action's research initiatives. This volunteer position involves designing and analysing clinical studies, interpreting data, and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to enhance our understanding of MCAS.

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.

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.


  • 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.

Mast Cell Action is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this volunteer position without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

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About Mast Cell Action


6 Willes Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, cv31 1dl, GB

Mission Statement

Our vision is to ensure that everybody suffering from MCAS in the UK receives adequate support, can expect knowledgeable diagnosis & care, and can look to a future in which the disease is actively researched, better understood and more effectively treated. In sum we aim to improve the lives of MCAS sufferers by giving them a voice, recruiting and supporting doctors & researchers, and lobbying policy-makers.


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 system. Sufferers from MCAS have "wrongly programmed" immune systems that react to a wide range of triggers including food, drink, stress, temperature and many others. The effects range from unpleasant allergic reactions, through to an overall debilitation resulting in people being unable to leave their houses. It was first recognised internationally in 1990, with a set of diagnostic criteria agreed in 2011, but is little known or understood in the UK, where incidence seems to be increasing. Here patients can wait 3-5 years for a diagnosis, often receive very little knowledge or help from within the medical establishment and can find themselves in a frightening limbo. (More on the disease can be found on our website: www.mastcellaction.org or on Facebook


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