Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £32,956 to £43,152 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Date posted: 20-Dec-2017
Closing date: 21-Jan-2018
Applications are invited for two Statisticians to support research projects within the Centre for Cancer Prevention. The Centre is at the forefront of research internationally into the prevention and control of cancer. We have particularly active programmes of research studying breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention, cancer screening and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology.
Position 1: While the post-holder will have the opportunity to be involved with other activities of the Centre, the main duties of the role will be to develop methodology and assist in data analysis of projects relating to self-sampling for cervical screening and biomarkers in colorectal adenomas for subsequent bowel cancer.
Position 2: The main duties of the role will be to work on methods to improve breast cancer risk assessment with a special focus on extracting more risk information from mammograms and to examine ways to order multiple tests to avoid full Bonferonni corrections, as well as other methodological issues that require support.
Applicants must have MSc or PhD in Statistics or related quantitative field and experience of working with large data sets. Candidates will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a working knowledge of statistical, mathematical and database packages, in particular Stata. Knowledge and experience in bioinformatics would be a particular advantage.
These posts are full-time until 31 March 2019. Future funding of the post is determined by a 5-year performance review of the entire research programme by Cancer Research UK. The starting salary will be in the range £32,956 to £43,152 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefits pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
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 Jack Cuzick at email@example.com or 020 7882 3504
Details about the Institute can be found at http://www.wolfson.qmul.ac.uk/centres/ccp
Queries regarding the application process should go to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for the applications is 21 January 2017
Interviews are expected to be held on shortly thereafter
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