Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

October 28, 2022


Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate (Biostatistics) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology within the School of Clinical Medicine.

The role is funded as part of a $4.8M grant from Wellcome Leap. The overall aim of the current project is to identify novel methods for screening pregnant women to identify those at high risk of complications due to placental dysfunction and the project has been funded on the basis of a high chance of significant clinical impact. The statistical elements of the project are overseen by Dr Paul Kirk, who leads the MRC Biostatistics Unit Statistical and machine learning approaches for molecular precision medicine research programme. It is anticipated that the successful applicant would have affiliate status at the nearby MRC Biostatistics Unit and would also work closely with Dr Kirk.

The project will perform proteomic analysis of blood samples from the Pregnancy Outcome Prediction Study (POPS) cohort and will validate predictive models using samples from other cohorts. The existing data and biological samples from the POPS cohort have been generated from >£10M of external funding. Validation will include analysis of samples from the POPS2 cohort, funded by £3.1M from the Wellcome Trust. Recent ¿omic analyses of the POPS cohort have resulted in high profile publications, including Nature (2019 and 2021) and Nature Medicine (2020).

The successful candidate will have a strong background in applied biostatistics and have advanced skills in the R statistical package.

They will have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of researchers across the School of Clinical Medicine and other collaborating centres.

In the first instance, the post will be funded for a fixed term of 3 years. The post is full time.

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

Closing Date: 30 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 RI33295 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.

Further information
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  • Department/Location

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology








    22 September 2022

    Closing date

    28 October 2022

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