Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024-£44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed-term: The fund
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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

This position is to work with Dr Pavel Mozgunov and Prof Thomas Jaki within the Efficient Study Design research theme of the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU). The post-holder will contribute to the research programme on developing and implementing Bayesian adaptive designs in early phase clinical trials. The job will primarily involve the development of statistical methodology for Bayesian adaptive early phase clinical trials, namely, dose- finding trials and Phase II Basket Trials, under the guidance of the line managers. Another responsibility will be to support the ESD theme with the implementation of the innovative designs in practice.

The MRC Biostatistics Unit is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions. Our focus is to deliver new analytical and computational strategies based on sound statistical principles for the challenging tasks facing biomedicine and public health.

The Unit is situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the world's most vibrant centres of biomedical research, which includes the University of Cambridge's Clinical School, two major hospitals, the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and the world headquarters of Astra Zeneca.

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.

The Biostatistics Unit is committed to supporting hybrid working for all staff, but we do expect that staff will work from the office on a regular basis to help integration and to build our fantastic scientific community. If you'd prefer to work entirely from the office that is great too.

We welcome applications from those wishing to work part-time.

Candidates for Research Associate position will have a PhD in Statistics, or a relevant similar discipline. A Research Assistant appointment will have an MSc in Statistics, or similar relevant subject (or close to completion). Informal enquires can be addressed to Dr Pavel Mozgunov (pavel.mozgunov@mrc-

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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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: 7th April 2024

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference SL40870 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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    11 March 2024

    Closing date

    7 April 2024

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