[BioC] Bioinformatics/biostatistics position at the Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Daniel Brewer Daniel.Brewer at icr.ac.uk
Thu Nov 3 15:10:25 CET 2011

JOB TITLE: Biostatistican
LOCATION: The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton 
SECTION & TEAM: Division of Genetics and Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology Team
SALARY RANGE: £27,536 to £38,225 per annum
CONTRACT: Full time for 2 years, from 9th of January 2012

This post forms part of the Molecular Epidemiology Team within The Institute of Cancer Research, Division of Genetics and Epidemiology. The team carries out research on causes of cancer through the use exposure assessment and biomarkers in epidemiological studies. Major objectives include identification of risk factors for specific tumor types through the molecular characterization of tumors, study of inherited susceptibility to cancer, and characterization and use of novel biomarkers of risk. This work is aimed at provide insights into biological mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and improving risk assessment tools to facilitated targeted prevention and screening strategies. Data resources include the Breakthrough Generations Study, a national epidemiological cohort study of the causes of cancer, involving over 110,000 women in the UK, case-control studies and clinical trials. In addition, the team is involved in large-scale projects as part of international collaborations. The post holder will work closely with other members of the team and will be primarily responsible for statistical analysis of biomarker data derived from a range of assays and technologies, including development and application of novel analytical tools. The team is based at the Sutton site of The Institute of Cancer Research, 15 Cotswold Rd, Belmont, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NG.

The post holder will be expected to work on the following, as required: 
* To identify, develop and implement suitable tools and analytical techniques for the analysis of data, including large datasets derived
from microarray and sequencing technologies. 
* To conduct statistical analyses. 
* To work on the development and definition of study questions with investigators. This will often include a review of the available literature
and analysis of data from other sources.
* To prepare scientific papers for conference presentation and publication. 
* To contribute to the development of research protocols, particularly with reference to statistical considerations of sample size and analysis strategy.

Further details available from http://www.icr.ac.uk/jobs/current_vacancies/21775.shtml


Daniel Brewer, Ph.D.

Institute of Cancer Research
Molecular Carcinogenesis
15 Cotswold Road
Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NG
United Kingdom 


The Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital, a charitable Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England under Company No. 534147 with its Registered Office at 123 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RP.

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