Research Assistant or Research Associate,  University of Cambridge

Research Assistant or Research Associate,  University of Cambridge

– £25,023 – £28,982
Research Associate – £28,982 – £37,768

Applications are invited for a / Epidemiologist to join Prof Douglas Easton’s group within the Centre for , Department of Public and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. The team, which is primarily funded by UK, carries out research on the inherited susceptibility to common cancers, with emphasis on cancers of the breast, ovary and prostate. The successful applicant will lead the statistical analysis of ongoing large scale collaborative studies within the group, in particular the analysis of large-scale sequencing studies as part of the EU funded BRIDGES project.

Applicants should have a PhD in , mathematics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, genetic epidemiology or equivalent experience, with some experience in the analysis of large datasets. Experience in genetic analysis and in the development of statistical methodology would be a strong advantage. Knowledge of bioinformatics tools, programming in R and/or a high-level language would also be desirable.

Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.

The funds for this post are available until 31st August 2019

Location – Department of Public Health and Primary Care (Primary Care Unit), Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN

Informal enquiries about the post can be made by e-mail to Ms Pat Hamilton

Closing date: 6th March 2016

Interview Date: 15th March 2016

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit This will route you to post on the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

This post is not valid after Tuesday March 29th, 2016

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