Vacancy ID:
9971
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Population Health Sciences
Vacancy terms:
Full-time, or job share considered, fixed term contract for three years
Salary details:
Grade 7 £38,205 to £44,263 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Hours per week:
37.5
06 Jun 2024
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the NIHR Policy Research Unit on Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early DiagnosisThe appointed individual will join the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Leicester and help deliver the Leicester-led elements of the program of research and contribute widely to the collaborative research across the Unit. This role will involve analysing NHS data to improve early diagnosis and guide interventions for the earlier detection of cancer with the view to improving cancer survival.
 
The University of Leicester prides itself on the diversity of its student population and on being an inclusive employer. We encourage applications from candidates who represent the diversity of our student population, local communities and wider society. In particular, we welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, as this is a staff group currently underrepresented in the University.’
About you

As the successful applicant, you will have a PhD in a relevant area (e.g. Biostatistics/Medical Statistics/Epidemiology) as well as experience in advanced statistical modelling techniques including in the area of survival analysis.

You will have excellent biostatistical skills as well as effective interpersonal skills and work successfully alongside a team to deliver the research aims.

You will have the ability to produce research outputs that are internationally recognised and of a quality aspiring to be world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour in time for the next REF cycle (2029) and help to deliver policy-relevant research in the space of ensuring earlier cancer diagnosis.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Mark Rutherford on [email protected]

Applications for job share will be considered.
 
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here 
 
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.
 
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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