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Senior Statistician

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

(Fixed Term) 
Salary: £34,233-£45,954
Reference: SW06807
Closing date: 03 September 2015

We are seeking a statistician to provide additional support for the groundbreaking research carried out at Cancer Research UK's Cambridge Institute. The Institute emphasises a multi-disciplinary approach with the aim of linking the laboratory to the clinic and has state-of-the-art research facilities for over 300 scientists supported by outstanding on-site core services.

The Bioinformatics Core works closely with Institute research teams, developing statistical and computational techniques and providing support for analysis of data from high-throughput genomics and proteomics technologies, including next generation sequencing, microarrays and protein/peptide mass spectrometry. This is achieved through consultation on research projects, provision of data analysis and visualization tools and resources, and training.

We are seeking an experienced statistician to provide support to laboratory-based research scientists. This will include providing statistical input to the experimental design process, performing data analysis and providing advice on the appropriate application and reporting of statistical methods.

You will have a degree in a numerate discipline with an MSc or PhD in Statistics or a related discipline with significant statistical content and experience working as a statistician preferably in a biological or medical field. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of clustering and classification methods and experience in multi-level modelling, survival analysis and/or Bayesian techniques, preferably within the R statistical programming environment.

The role requires excellent communication skills, involving regular interaction with research scientists and other statisticians/bioinformaticians. You will need to be highly organized with good time management skills and the ability to work well in a team.

For more information on the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, please visit http://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/. Informal enquiries regarding the role are encouraged; please contact Matthew Eldridge, matthew.eldridge@cruk.cam.ac.uk.

We are willing to consider applications from candidates who would prefer to work part time.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/7803. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (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.

Please quote reference SW06807 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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