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Position: Medical Statistician/Epidemiologist
Institution: Institute of Cancer Research
Department: Genetics and Epidemiology
Location: Sutton, United Kingdom
Duties: The Team comprises about 20 staff and conducts research into the causes of cancer in human populations. Staff of the Team work in multidisciplinary teams on a range of topics in cancer epidemiology. The research includes several large unique cohort studies, as well as other studies. The Team has close ties with the Cancer Genetics Teams and other laboratory scientists in the ICR, as well as with research groups around the UK and overseas. It is based in the new purpose-built Sir Richard Doll Building at the Institute’s campus in Sutton, with well-provisioned space for staff and for archiving of paper records and large-scale storage of blood samples, and with excellent computer facilities
Requirements: Previous experience of cancer research is not necessary but an MSc or other higher degree in Statistics with knowledge of statistical methods in medical research or an MSc or other higher degree in Epidemiology with strong analytical skills, and the ability to work carefully and systematically, is essential. The job offers the opportunity to be involved in large-scale epidemiological studies into the causes of cancer in a friendly and stimulating environment, and to learn about and gain experience in analytical and other aspects of such research. The applicant must be able to manage their own work on a day-to-day basis, under the general guidance of project leaders
   
Text: Medical Statistician / Epidemiologist Closing Date 22/10/2017 23:55 Location Sutton Division Genetics and Epidemiology Team Aetiological Epidemiology Vacancy Type Full time Type of Contract Fixed Term Length of Contract Until 31st December 2018 in the first instance, with potential for renewal thereafter Hours per Week 35 for full time or 28 for part-time Salary Range EPRA/EPRF - £30,410 - £36,072 depending on qualifications and experience (pro rata for part time) The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and today lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) came top in the league table of university research quality compiled from the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). Based on our publication record, citations and impact, we rank among the world’s leading cancer research centres. As a college of the University of London, the ICR provides postgraduate higher education of international distinction. We also have charitable status and rely on support from partner organisations, charities, donors and the public. The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission - to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. Vacancy Description The Aetiological Epidemiology Team at the ICR has a vacancy for a full or part-time medical statistician/epidemiologist. The Team comprises about 20 staff and conducts research into the causes of cancer in human populations. Staff of the Team include epidemiologists, statisticians, nurses, data and study managers, and secretarial and clerical staff. They work in multidisciplinary teams on a range of topics in cancer epidemiology. The research includes several large unique cohort studies, as well as other studies. The Team has close ties with the Cancer Genetics Teams and other laboratory scientists in the ICR, as well as with research groups around the UK and overseas. It is based in the new purpose-built Sir Richard Doll Building at the Institute’s campus in Sutton, with well-provisioned space for staff and for archiving of paper records and large-scale storage of blood samples, and with excellent computer facilities. The Aetiological Epidemiology Team and The Institute provide a supportive, friendly and internationally competitive research environment. We are seeking to recruit a medical statistician, or an epidemiologist with strong data handling and analytical skills, to work on major epidemiological studies of the causes of breast cancer in women and in men, which have collected questionnaires and blood samples from across the country over several years. The post is full-time or could be part-time, not less than 28 hours per week, as agreed with the applicant. The starting date will be as soon as practical, by mutual arrangement. The post involves work on data collection and maintenance of data quality, preparing and analysing data, and taking part in writing-up and publishing research results in collaboration with more experienced statisticians/epidemiologists. Previous experience of cancer research is not necessary but an MSc or other higher degree in Statistics with knowledge of statistical methods in medical research or an MSc or other higher degree in Epidemiology with strong analytical skills, and the ability to work carefully and systematically, is essential. The job offers the opportunity to be involved in large-scale epidemiological studies into the causes of cancer in a friendly and stimulating environment, and to learn about and gain experience in analytical and other aspects of such research. The applicant must be able to manage their own work on a day-to-day basis, under the general guidance of project leaders. The starting salary will be on the EPRA/ EPRF (Epidemiology Research Assistant/Research Fellow) pay scale with a starting salary between £ 30,410 p.a. and £ 36,072 p.a. inclusive, depending on qualifications and experience. The post will be until 31st December 2018 in the first instance with potential for renewal thereafter. The starting date would by mutual arrangement. The Sutton Site of The Institute of Cancer Research is on the edge of London. Facilities for staff members include free car parking if eligible, a staff restaurant, an extensive research library, a modern on-site gym, and other sports and social facilities. More information about the Institute of Cancer Research can be found on our website (www.icr.ac.uk). Informal enquiries would be welcomed, and should be made to Dr Michael Jones (Tel: 0208 722 4254), or Dr Minouk Schoemaker (Tel: 0208 722 4018). Please DO NOT send your application to Dr Jones or Dr Schoemaker. Please press the yellow Apply button below to apply. We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff. Job Description and Person Specification File upload field, to activate press space bar 202 - Medical Statistician, Epidemiologist Job Description 2017.docx Converted file Additional Documentation for Candidates
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