Research Associate in Biostatistics and Clinical Trials

University of Cambridge

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 Unit is looking to recruit either a Senior Research Associate (Grade 9) or a Research Associate (Grade 7) in Biostatistics and Clinical Trials to join the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme.

The CRUK Cambridge Centre has been awarded a five-year grant as a Member Centre of the CRUK International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) with University College London, Manchester University, the Canary Center at Stanford and The Knight Institute at Oregon Health & Sciences University, US. Cambridge has established infrastructure to conduct first-in-human clinical studies of novel tests for the early detection of cancer across the Alliance. The Senior Research Associate/Research Associate in Biostatistics and Clinical Trials will provide statistical support for all aspects of the design, implementation, analysis and dissemination of results of these clinical studies. Leadership of relevant Alliance initiatives and collaboration across the ACED Centres and is a key part of this role for a Senior Research Associate , who is expected to have the ability to influence collaborators on issues of study design, statistical methods and interpretation of results. The post-holder will be expected to play a role in relevant working groups across ACED Centres, developing novel statistical approaches and methodologies appropriate for the evaluation of novel early detection tests. Finally, it is expected from the post-holder to develop and deliver their own research projects while developing external networks in view of building new relationships for future research programmes. There exists a vibrant statistical community within the Cambridge Biomedical campus in which the post-holder will participate.

NB: The status of Senior Research Associate is awarded on the basis of individual merit and may be awarded to the successful candidate if approved by the Faculty Board of the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

Applicants should have a PhD, post-doctoral experience and familiarity with clinical trials.

The Unit is situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the world's most vibrant centres of biomedical research, which includes the University of Cambridge's Clinical School, two major hospitals, the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and the world headquarters of Astra Zeneca.

The Unit is actively seeking to increase diversity among its staff, including promoting an equitable representation of men and women. The Unit therefore especially encourages applications from women, from minority ethnic groups and from those with non-standard career paths. Appointment will be made on merit.

We welcome applications from those wishing to work part-time (minimum of 0.80 FTE).

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Prof Thomas Jaki (Thomas.jaki@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2024 in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

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Closing Date: 22nd April 2021

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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.

Please quote reference SL26116 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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