The University of Manchester - Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

  • Duration: fixed term for 3 years (in the first instance)

We are looking for a Biostatistician to join the Molecular Oncology Group led by Professor Richard Marais, to work in an inspiring multidisciplinary environment with scientists, clinicians, and informaticians. As part of an on-going programme to translate key research findings into patient benefit, the candidate will provide high quality statistical support and research collaboration to scientists within the Manchester Cancer Research Centre. The successful candidate will ensure that experimental design, data analysis plans, and research conclusions are robust in statistics and will also be able to carry out novel methodological research to facilitate data analysis.

The post will provide the candidate with the opportunity to engage their statistical skills to tackle major clinical problems such as adaptive treatment selection, biomarker-based personalised medicine, clinical prediction and the investigation of molecular mechanisms of disease. Key skills required of the post holder will be excellence in biostatistics, computer programming capabilities and good communication skills. Experience of multidisciplinary team work will confer an advantage and a working knowledge of clinical trial design would be beneficial.

The successful applicant should have an undergraduate and/or Masters Degree in Mathematics, Statistics or degree with strong mathematical/statistical element along with previous relevant experience in academia or industry.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Nathalie Dhomen via email:

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre of excellence in cancer research within the Manchester Cancer Research Centre ( The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.  We are situated adjacent to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes in cancer.

We are situated in Manchester, England, a vibrant and dynamic city that is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has excellent transport links both nationally and internationally.

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For applicants who are unable to download this information from our website, please contact HR department on 0161 446 3231, email: to have this information sent by post.

The deadline for receipt of applications: 2nd January 2017

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