Institute of Cancer Research - Clinical Studies - Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Vacancy Description  

The Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU) is looking for an additional Analyst/Programmer to join the ICR-CTSU IT team in its offices at ICR’s Sutton site.

ICR-CTSU runs a portfolio of national and international phase III multicentre randomised controlled trials, and phase II trials of targeted treatments, with a special emphasis on breast and urological cancer treatments, and has an expanding portfolio of trials in rare cancers.

This role, part of a team supporting ICR-CTSU’s clinical systems, provides the opportunity to work on a variety of new and existing database projects.

Applicants should hold a relevant first degree and have extensive experience of working in an IT environment, with an emphasis on software and database development. A good working knowledge of the principles of good clinical practice, data protection and effective communication skills are desired.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Construct, test and document clinical and administrative databases, using both in-house and commercially available systems.
  • Provide SQL/ C#, XML, XSLT programming for routine and ad hoc extraction of datasets from databases (including SQL Server, Access and Compact).
  • Provide  SQL programming support for ad hoc extraction and listing requests.
  • Control and document user access, password management, and any other aspects of data security within the Unit.
  • Provide software training for ICR-CTSU staff, on commercial and in-house clinical trial data management systems.

Appointments will be on a fixed term contract for 1 year initially.

To find out more details and to apply for the position please click on the “Apply” button below. Informal enquiries may be made by emailing

To apply please upload your CV and supporting statement, addressing with specific examples how you meet the person specification and the names and addresses of two referees.

Interviews to be held: 12th October 2017

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.

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