Current Vacancies

Currently 70 scientists and support staff make up the MRC Biostatistics Unit, with about 58 directly carrying out research, in four distinctive research theme groups led by ten Programme Leaders. Around 16 of the researchers are PhD students – see PhD at BSU for postgraduate opportunities.

The BSU places a strong emphasis on training the statisticians of the future. Through our Career Development and PhD programmes we are committed to filling the strategic skills gap in statistics identified by Professor Adrian Smith FRS in 2010.

Furthermore the Unit provides a unique environment in which researchers apply their statistical and mathematical knowledge to real data to solve real problems.

For more information about the Unit, and the attractive environment in which we work, please visit our Working at BSU section.


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