Salary: Research Assistant: £24,049 – £27,047/ Research Associate: £27,854 – £36,298 (Research Associate (G7) or Research Assistant (G5), depending on qualifications and experience.)
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit
The Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU) conducts world-leading interdisciplinary research into the prediction and prevention of cardiovascular disease, with a portfolio of studies that comprises >2.5 million participants.
Professor John Danesh is the Unit’s overall Director and Professor Simon Thompson is the Unit’s Director of Research in Biostatistics.
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 the Research Associate or Research Assistant level, depending on relevant qualifications and experience.
The two main responsibilities of this role will be (i) to design and implement analyses of potential causal pathways (“Mendelian randomization” analyses) for genetic, biochemical and lifestyle data in relation to cardiovascular disease, and (ii) to provide support to a programme of work developing new statistical methods in this area. Both these aims will utilise a portfolio of studies involving large epidemiological databases, and analyses will provide internationally unique and unusually detailed insights into the relevance of novel risk factors to cardiovascular disease. The post-holder will be encouraged to take a leading role in writing a number of papers on cutting-edge methods for Mendelian randomization.
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 biostatistics (3) strong quantitative skills (4) experience of working independently using Stata or R (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
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) should be sent, preferably by email to Mrs Lynette Watson (email@example.com) or posted to her at the Department for Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN.
Your cover letter should describe how you meet the person specification for the role.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE
Informal enquiries are very welcome to Dr Stephen Burgess by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone + 44 (0) 1223 748651.
*Fixed term – The funds for these posts are available until 31 December 2015 in the first instance.
Closing Date: 09 September2013
Interview Date(s): week commencing 23 September 2013
Quote Reference: RH01574
The post-holder will be based at the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN