Medical/Applied Statistician

Salary: Research Assistant: £24,049- £27,047

Research Associate: £27-854- £36,298

Senior Research Associate*: £37,382- £47,314 (Senior Research Associate (G9)*, Research Associate (G7) or Research Assistant (G5), depending on qualifications and experience. *NB: The status of Senior Research Associate is awarded on the basis of individual merit and may be awarded to the successful candidate if approved by the Faculty Board of the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.)

Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit

Limited Funding*

PLEASE NOTE: previous applicants need not apply.

The Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU) within the DPHPC (one of Europe’s leading academic departments of population health sciences) is an internationally recognised interdisciplinary group currently comprising >50 staff and students.

Due to recent expansion an opportunity has arisen for a talented medical/applied statistician who is interested in joining world-leading large-scale studies of cardiovascular disease. This position can be filled by an appropriate candidate at Senior Research Associate, Research Associate or Research Assistant level, depending on relevant qualifications and experience.

The two main responsibilities of this role will be to design and implement analyses of genetic, biochemical and lifestyle data in relation to cardiovascular disease, and to provide statistical support to a programme of work investigating optimisation of CVD screening strategies across Europe. Such analyses will utilise a portfolio of studies involving large epidemiological databases and will provide internationally unique and unusually detailed insights into the relevance of novel risk factors to cardiovascular disease. The role will involve contributing importantly to a series of high-impact publications.

The post-holder will have: (1) relevant statistical qualifications (eg, a Masters or PhD in Medical/Applied statistics), (2) a sound understanding of statistical concepts, ideally in relation to chronic disease epidemiology (3) strong quantitative skills (4) experience of analysing large data sets independently using Stata/R/SAS (5) high level report writing and presentational skills. The post-holder should also be able to work independently, accurately judge priorities, and have excellent organisational and communication skills.

Further Particulars can be found here.

Formal applications consisting of a covering letter, CV and a completed CHRIS 6 form, parts 1 and 3 only to be completed (available from should be sent, preferably by email to Lynette Watson: or by post to Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN.

Your cover letter should describe how you meet the person specification for the role.


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Adam Butterworth (

*The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2015 in the first instance.

Closing Date: 12 August 2013

Interview Date(s): w/c 26 August 2013

Quote reference: RH01388