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Epidemiologist - QMUL12593

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £32,956 - £43,152 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL12593
Date posted: 04-Sep-2017
Closing date: 04-Oct-2017

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The Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis (PRU) carries out a major programme of research into earlier diagnosis of cancer. In the years 2016-17, the PRU is  carrying out a randomised trial of a mailed cancer awareness intervention in subjects who have disengaged with primary care and who are at risk of late stage cancer.

Applications are invited for an experienced Epidemiologist to provide day-to-day running of this study, and leadership on epidemiological and scientific issues in the study. The work will involve all aspects of the trial, including liaison with general practice centres, day-to-day communication with Clinical Research Network and general practice staff, supervision of a part time data manager to ensure capture of the study data, and analysis and reporting of results. The post reports to the PRU director, and will involve collaboration with PRU investigators in UCL and Exeter, in addition to primary care colleagues.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent experience in epidemiology/statistics or a related field, experience in cancer research, good interpersonal skills and good methodological skills in epidemiologic research.

The post is full-time and fixed-term until 31st December 2018. Starting salary will be in the range £32,956 - £43,152 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and defined benefit pension scheme.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

The Centre for Cancer Prevention requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (as specified in the Job Description).

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Stephen Duffy at or on 020 7882 3535.

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The closing date for all applications is midnight on 4th October 2017

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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