Research Assistant (Summer Internship) (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
May 16, 2024
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Research Assistant (Summer Internship) (Fixed Term)

Internship Opportunities, Summer 2024

The MRC Biostatistics Unit, one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a Summer Internship Programme for 2024. Under this programme, successful applicants will be employed by the Unit to undertake work which contributes to the Unit's established research portfolio, organised around five research themes:

  • Biostatistical Machine Learning (BML)
  • Causal Mechanisms (CM)
  • Efficient Study Design (ESD)
  • Precision Medicine (PM)
  • Population Health (PH)
  • The interns will also learn about career opportunities in developing statistical methods for biomedical applications.

    These internships are funded by NIHR and might ideally suit 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students and students having recently graduated in Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related field with a strong quantitative component. See Further Particulars for the list of available projects. In the cover letter, the candidates are encouraged to indicate any preference for specific project(s) and their motivation to focus on these.

    The interns will be exposed to the day-to-day activities of a statistical methodologist in biomedical research and they will learn about possible career paths. They will be allocated to a research theme and encouraged to participate in theme activities as well as group meetings with members of staff across the different themes. The interns are expected to have intermediate knowledge of the statistical programming language R. There are no prerequisites of medical statistics knowledge, but curiosity for biomedical applications is essential. While previous experience is welcome, the purpose of the internship is to introduce interns from various backgrounds to the field of medical statistics and methodological research, and to the role of a biostatistician.

    Successful candidates will be appointed to a fixed term full-time position (Monday-Friday) for 8 weeks in the summer 2024, starting beginning of July, as a Research Assistant. Please note that accommodation will not be provided for this position. The successful candidates are expected to be based in Cambridge. Limited budget might be available to support accommodation and/or travel expenses.

    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.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 8 weeks

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. In the cover letter you should outline why you have applied for this internship and what you plan to achieve by the end of it.

    Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

    The closing date for applications is: 16th May 2024

    The interview date for the role is: 28th May 2024

    Please quote reference SL41449 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.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    MRC Biostatistics Unit








    25 April 2024

    Closing date

    16 May 2024

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