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Research Assistant/Associate in Biostatistics (Fixed Term)

The Breast Cancer Research Programme in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre is looking to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate in Biostatistics. The post holder will develop breast cancer prognostic and treatment benefit prediction models and implement them in the PREDICT web tool ( The specific role of the post holder will be to incorporate novel molecular biomarkers into the existing PREDICT model.

Applicants should have a Masters (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g. in biostatistics, epidemiology or quantitative science) or PhD (or equivalent), or expect to obtain a PhD shortly, and will have good statistical programming skills using standard statistical software such as R. In addition, applicants will need to be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills; enthusiasm to interact with colleagues; and the ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting.

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, they will normally be appointed as a Research Assistant, on the understanding that they will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of their PhD.

For further information please contact Professor Paul Pharoah (pp10001 at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th July 2018 and interviews are yet to be confirmed.

Please quote reference RD15876 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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