Current Vacancies

Research Associate - Statistician (Part Time, Fixed Term)
Salary: £29,301-£38,183 pro rata
Category: Research
Reference: SL11181
Contract: Fixed Term
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/ 

 

Research Associate - Statistician (Fixed Term)
Salary: £29,301-£38,183
Category: Research
Reference: SL11108
Contract: Fixed Term
Closing date: 15th February 2017

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Research Statistician to work with Dr Adrian Mander, Director of Hub for Trials Methodology Research, and Dr Jayne Marshall, Director of Statistics in Early Clinical Development, to carry out cutting edge research within the Early Phase Trial Designs for Combination Products for Oncology project. You will join the internationally-renowned University of Cambridge MRC Biostatistics Unit and Global Pharmaceutical company. AstraZeneca, both have teams that have a strong focus on adaptive clinical trials.

As part of the Unit's industrial collaboration with AstraZeneca we are seeking to appoint a research associate in Biostatistics who will develop and apply state-of-the-art trial design methodologies to be used in dual-agent dose escalation trials. The main aim of the project is to improve current trial designs to use all the available data to make future oncology early phase trials safer and more informative.

You will have a PhD in statistics, a strong statistical computing and programming background, and have an interest in developing new trial designs to cope with the future of maximising the utility of early phase trials. Experience in clinical trials methodology is a bonus but more importantly, you should have solid experience in Bayesian statistics. You must have good communication skills and be able to contribute substantially to the writing of scientific papers.

The position will be based in both the Early Clinical Development Biometrics group and the Biostatistics Unit Design and Analysis of Randomised Trial theme, being part of a large group of researchers with interests in trial designs. There are opportunities to work with other teams within both groups to further the research.

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.

This position is subject to pre-employment screening.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 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 15th February 2017.

Interview date: to be confirmed

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 SL11108 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/12538/

 

Research Associate - Statistician (Fixed Term)
Salary: £29,301-£38,183
Category: Research
Reference: SL10343
Contract: Fixed Term
Closing date: 31st January 2017

The MRC Biostatistics Unit is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions. Our focus is to deliver new analytical and computational strategies based on sound statistical principles for the challenging tasks facing biomedicine and public health. The UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) is a partnership between the University of Cambridge, the University of East Anglia and the MRC. CEDAR studies the factors that influence dietary and physical activity related behaviours at the population level and the development and evaluation of interventions to help shape public health practice and policy.

We are seeking a statistician to contribute to collaborative work between the MRC Biostatistics Unit and CEDAR. This will involve developing Value of Information (VoI) methods by applying them within health impact assessment (HIA) models. VoI is used to guide model development by identifying which parts of the model have the greatest impact on the result or decision arising from the model, and to assess the potential value of obtaining further data to reduce uncertainties. The work relates to the development of the ITHIM tool (http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/research/modelling/ithim/), used in several research projects and policy applications in UK, USA and elsewhere in the world. ITHIM estimates health risks and benefits of transport related scenarios by taking into account changes in physical activity, injuries and air pollution exposure.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in statistics, or a PhD in a related subject and statistical experience to an equivalent level. Experience in Bayesian methods, evidence synthesis or decision-analytic models in healthcare or related areas would be an advantage. The successful applicant will be supported in their career development with a range of formal courses and on-the-job training.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months 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.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2017. The interview date is TBC.

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

Please quote reference SL10343 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/11706/

 

Research Associate (Fixed Term)
Salary: £29,301-£38,183
Category: Research
Reference: SL11004
Contract: Fixed Term
Closing date: 22nd January 2017

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Research Statistician to work with Dr Adrian Mander, Director of Hub for Trials Methodology Research, to carry out cutting edge statistical methodology research that will be applied to substantive medical problems in different disease areas, notably dementias. You will join the internationally-renowned MRC Biostatistics Unit and teams that have strong focus on adaptive clinical trials and stratified.

As part of its involvement in Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), the Unit is seeking to appoint a research associate in Biostatistics who will develop and apply state-of-the-art risk trials design methodologies that use stratification information and using the results from the integrative/hierarchical modelling methodologies to data arising from Dementias Platform UK cohorts.

You will have a PhD in statistics, a strong statistical computing and programming background, and have an interest in developing new trial designs to cope with the future of personalising treatment interventions. Experience in clinical trials methodology is a bonus but more importantly you should have solid experience in Bayesian statistics. You must have good communication skills and be able to contribute substantially to the writing of scientific papers.

The position will be based in the Design and Analysis of Randomised Trial theme and will be part of a large group of researchers with interests in trial designs. There are opportunities to work with other teams within the Unit.

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 until 31 December 2019 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 22nd January 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 SL11004 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/12425/

 

Research Associate (Applied Statistics) (Fixed Term)
Salary: £29,301-£38,183
Category: Research
Reference: SL11010
Contract: Fixed Term
Closing date: 31st January 2017

The MRC Biostatistics Unit is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions. Our focus is to deliver new analytical and computational strategies based on sound statistical principles for the challenging tasks facing biomedicine and public health. The Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit - Cancer Theme (CCTU-CT) is an NCRI accredited Unit for oncology clinical trials and associated research led by investigators at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We take trials from initial ideas and design, through conduct and analysis, to final publication and dissemination of results.

This vacancy is a joint post with the MRC Biostatistics Unit. We are seeking a statistician with interests in adaptive trial design research who wants to develop their trials methodology and statistical experience by joining the CCTU-CT team. The role involves the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials, covering many different types of cancer. The vacancy provides an exciting opportunity to make important contributions to clinical research in a centre of excellence.

Applicants should have a post-graduate qualification in medical statistics with previous experience in clinical trials. You will be part of the CCTU-CT team which consists of statisticians, co-ordinators, programmers, and data managers. In addition to developing adaptive trial designs with the MRC BSU and overseeing all stages of clinical trial development, you will be responsible for writing analysis plans, completing interim and final analyses of ongoing clinical trials, and will develop your expertise in study design and publication.

For informal discussions please contact: Dr Adrian Mander by email on adrian.mander@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk, or Dr Wendi Qian either via Tel: 01223 256363 or email: wendi.qian@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 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 31st January 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 SL11010 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/12432/


MRC welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. As users of the “Two Ticks” disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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