Current Vacancies

 

Research Associate - Statistician (Fixed Term)
Salary: £29,301-£38,183 pro rata
Category: Research
Reference: SL11343
Closing date: 6th March 2017

An exciting opportunity for a talented statistician interested in applied medical research to work with Dr Brian Tom at the internationally-renowned MRC Biostatistics Unit in the University of Cambridge.

As part of its commitment to Stratified Medicine and involvement in the Gaucherite Consortium, the Unit is seeking to appoint a research statistician with experience in Biostatistics to take the lead in analysing data collected from the most extensively phenotyped cohort of Gaucher patients in the UK. The Gaucherite Consortium was funded through the MRC Stratified Medicine Initiative and aims to identify predictive measures which can be used to stratify clinical outcomes in children and adults with Gaucher disease and response to specific therapies.

The post holder is expected to have a PhD in statistics or MSc in statistics with a number of years experience in applied medical research. They should have experience in regression modelling for longitudinal and time-to-event (survival) data. The post is up to one year and will involve interaction with the members of the Gaucherite Consortium. The post holder must have good communication skills and be able to contribute substantially to the writing of scientific papers.

The MRC Biostatistics Unit aims to advance medical science by the development, application and dissemination of statistical methods. It is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions and includes many internationally renowned statisticians. It provides a privileged environment for conducting research within the Cambridge biomedical environment.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact brian.tom@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is the 6th March 2017.

Interviews are likely to take place on the 16th March 2017.

Please quote reference SL11343 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

For further details and to apply, go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12795/

 

Research Associate - Statistician (Fixed Term)
Salary: £29,301-£38,183 pro rata
Category: Research
Reference: SL11292
Closing date: 26th February 2017

An opportunity has arisen for a talented statistician with an interest in methods development to join Dr Stephen Burgess's research group based at the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge. The mission statement of the group is "developing statistical methods to use genetic variation to answer clinically important questions about disease aetiology and prevention". The three broad aims of the group are to develop statistical methods, run applied analyses that address important clinical questions, and disseminate methods in the area of Mendelian randomization, defined as the use of genetic variants to investigate causal risk factors for disease outcomes.

This role exists as a result of a Sir Henry Dale fellowship grant made to Stephen Burgess commencing in January 2017. The fellowship grant was made to establish a research group in the MRC Biostatistics Unit to develop and apply methods for Mendelian randomization. The postholder will be vital to the early success of the group, and will have an important role in influencing the direction of the group's research.

Depending on the interests and skills of the postholder, the role could focus on any combination of the following: i) embarking on a major methodological project in a major substantive area of relevance to Mendelian randomization; ii) addressing several smaller methodological questions of applied relevance to the practice of Mendelian randomization; iii) leading complex applied analyses. The postholder will be expected to play a major role in the work of the research group, through the conduct of research, introduction of new ideas, dissemination of research results, and the support and training of others.

The MRC Biostatistics Unit (http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk), located in Cambridge, undertakes research on statistical methods and their application to the design, analysis and interpretation of biomedical studies, to advance understanding of the cause, natural history and treatment of disease, and to evaluate public health strategies.

By the time they take up the appointment, the successful applicant will have a PhD in a strongly quantitative subject, ideally statistics. Experience of leading methodological or complex applied projects would be desirable. An understanding of genomics and/or causal inference would be advantageous but not essential; full training will be given. In particular, no prior knowledge of genetics is required. Most important are an inquisitive mind and the desire to develop and apply statistical methodology to questions of substantive biological importance and disease relevance. The successful applicant will be supported in their career development with a range of formal courses and on-the-job training.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact stephen.burgess@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 26th February 2017. With the interview date expected to be on 9th March 2017.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference SL11292 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

For further details and to apply, go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12742/

 

Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)
Salary: £29,301-£38,183 pro rata
Category: Research
Reference: SL11181
Closing date: 19th February 2017

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Statistician to work with Dr Adrian Mander, Director of Hub for Trials Methodology Research to be the trial statistician for NIHR funded grant "Developing primary care services for stroke survivors". The post-holder will join the Design and Analysis of Randomised Trials theme of the MRC Biostatistics Unit at the University of Cambridge. Currently the group has a large number of researchers investigating adaptive clinical trials, trials within cohorts and designs for biomarker studies.

We are seeking to appoint a part-time research associate in Biostatistics who will be the trial statistician. A new intervention, `Managing Life After Stroke' will be evaluated in a cluster randomised trial and this should lead to better long term meeting of patient needs, better coordination with specialist services, and easier mechanisms for stroke survivors to re-access specialist services if required. The 'Managing Life After Stroke' programme if it works will enable stroke survivors and their carers to be better informed about stroke, how to cope with its effects, and how best to reduce risk of further stroke.

You will have a MSc or PhD in statistics, a strong statistical computing and programming background, and have an interest in supporting a large trial from conception to reporting. Experience in clinical trials methodology is a bonus but more importantly you should have solid experience in Medical Statistics. You must have good communication skills and be able to contribute substantially to the writing of scientific papers.

The MRC Biostatistics Unit aims to advance medical science by the development, application and dissemination of statistical methods. It is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions and includes many internationally renowned statisticians. It provides a privileged environment for conducting research within the Cambridge biomedical environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 19th February 2017. With the interview date TBC.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference SL11181 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

For further details and to apply, go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12626/ 

 


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For any general recruitment enquiries, please email: recruitment@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk