Research Associate (Fixed Term)
We are seeking applications for this exciting joint post between the Cambridge
Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC) and the MRC Biostatistics Unit (MRC-BSU). This
position is part of a pan-European consortium (Cancer Core Europe) to
improve the design and implementation of clinical trials. We seek a
statistician interested in developing novel, more efficient clinical trial
designs. Particular focus will be on the design of adaptive clinical trial
arms, and clinical trials which incorporate novel biomarker endpoints (eg.
liquid biopsy or imaging). The vacancy provides an exciting opportunity to
make important contributions to clinical research, working with fellow
statisticians and with clinical and translational researchers in Cambridge and
across the Cancer Core Europe Centres (see below).
The MRC Biostatistics Unit is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research
institutions. Its focus is to deliver new analytical and computational
strategies based on sound statistical principles for the challenging tasks
facing biomedicine and public health.
The Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC) is located at Addenbrooke's
Hospital, and accommodates around 100 research staff involved in the set-up,
coordination and conduct of clinical / transitional cancer research for the
Cancer Research UK Cancer Centre (www. cambridgecancercentre.org.uk), one of
only two major centres in the UK. The Centre includes over 140 scientific
principal investigators as well as over 80 NHS consultants who are engaged in
cancer related clinical or translational research across a number of
institutes and departments.
Cancer Core Europe (https: // www. cancercoreeurope.eu) is a network of seven
leading cancer centres which brings together a critical mass of clinical and
translational research capacity to conduct transformative cancer research: -
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre - Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology,
Barcelona - Institut Gustave Roussy, Paris - Netherlands Cancer Institute,
Amsterdam - Karolinska Institute, Stockholm - NCT-DKFZ, Heidelberg -
Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan
Candidates should have a post-graduate qualification in statistics with
previous experience in clinical trials.
We are actively seeking to increase diversity among our staff, including
promoting an equitable representation of men and women. We therefore
especially encourage applications from women, from minority ethnic groups and
from those with non-standard career paths. Appointment will be made on merit.
Fixed-term: 24 months or until 31 January 2025 dependent on start date.
The post is full-time but applications are welcome from those who would like
to work flexibly.
Informal enquires can be addressed to Prof Thomas Jaki (Thomas.jaki@mrc-
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment
system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Closing Date: 12 October 2022
Interview Date: TBC
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 that have not been requested, we will not be
able to consider these as part of your application.
Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone
number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference SL33187 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.
MRC Biostatistics Unit
14 September 2022
12 October 2022