The MRC Biostatistics Unit aims to advance medical science by the development of statistical methodology. It is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions and includes many internationally renowned statisticians. It provides a privileged environment for conducting research, with negligible administration, no requirement to teach, and access to important applications of high public interest.
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Programme Leader Track
Salary:£36,294-£49,029 | Post number: IRC115813
The MRC Biostatistics Unit, one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions, is seeking a Group Leader to develop an independent scientific programme, investigating the many new statistical issues and challenges in the emerging area of Stratified Medicine: the integration of individual-level data sets of various kinds and their conversion into a meaningful output that can inform individual health care decisions. The new Group Leader will coordinate the different strands of methodological research while maintaining close interactions with clinical developments.
Candidates should have a PhD and will have completed a period of postdoctoral training or equivalent, with an excellent track record, and show outstanding potential for independent research. The successful candidate will be appointed to the MRC Programme Leader-track programme and will lead a small team. The Biostatistics Unit provides an excellent environment for research. Core funding by the Medical Research Council provides long-term support for ambitious projects, while administrative duties are minimal and no teaching is required. Some funding to set up your research group will be made available.
The Programme Leader-track Scheme is a rigorously assessed internal development programme, typically of six years duration, for individuals who demonstrate the potential to lead independent and internationally competitive research programmes. Promotion to Programme Leader status is subject to peer review and panel assessment following successful propagation of the programme.
This position will remain open until it is filled. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Sylvia Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Applications should include a covering letter and full CV, an outline of current research interests (1 page) and a proposal for future research (up to 2 pages), along with the names and addresses of three professional referees who have agreed to be contacted prior to interview.
Closing date: 1st December 2013
Interview Data: TBC
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This position is subject to pre-employment screening.
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