Medical Statistician / Epidemiologist

Institute of Cancer Research - Genetics and Epidemiology

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and today lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) came top in the league table of university research quality compiled from the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). Based on our publication record, citations and impact, we rank among the world’s leading cancer research centres. As a college of the University of London, the ICR provides postgraduate higher education of international distinction. We also have charitable status and rely on support from partner organisations, charities, donors and the public.

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.

We are seeking to recruit a medical statistician or an epidemiologist to work on major epidemiological studies of the causes of breast cancer in women and in men, which have collected questionnaires and blood samples from across the country over several years. The post is full-time or could be part-time, not less than 28 hours per week, as agreed with the applicant.

Previous experience of cancer research is not necessary but an MSc or other higher degree in Statistics with knowledge of statistical methods in medical research or an MSc or other higher degree in Epidemiology with strong data handing and analytical skills, is essential. 

The job offers the opportunity to be involved in large-scale epidemiological studies into the causes of cancer in a friendly and stimulating environment, and to learn about and gain experience in analytical and other aspects of such research.  The applicant must be able to manage their own work on a day-to-day basis, under the general guidance of project leaders. 

The starting salary will be on the Epidemiology Research Assistant/Research Fellow pay scale with a starting salary between £ 30,410 p.a. and £ 36,072 p.a. inclusive, depending on qualifications and experience. The post will be until 31st December 2018 in the first instance with potential for renewal thereafter. The starting date will be as soon as practical, by mutual arrangement.

For more information about the job and The ICR please visit Informal enquiries would be welcome, and should be made to Dr Michael Jones (Tel: 0208 722 4254) or Dr Minouk Schoemaker (Tel: 020 8722 4018).

For further details and information on how to apply please visit our website at

Closing date for applications: 22nd October 2017

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