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Research Associate (Biostatistician)
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Withington, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-015950

Location: The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Withington, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/01/2021

Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Cancer Sciences

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Until November 2023

School / Directorate: School of Medical Sciences

Applications are invited for a talented and ambitious biostatistics PhD graduate to apply mathematical/ statistical modelling techniques to observational data in radiotherapy. Co-morbidities such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes impact the tumour response to radiotherapy, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Treating complex cancer patients is particularly important in Manchester where a high incidence of comorbidities contributes to low survival rates in the region.

The post-holder will be working within a multi-disciplinary team to help garner insights from observational clinical patient data (including imaging and treatment data) that will inform novel preclinical experiments and increase mechanistic understanding, with the ultimate aim of individualising treatment.

This is an exciting opportunity for a new graduate to work as part of the CRUK RadNet Manchester Unit, which was one of only three major units awarded and builds on the 10-year history of an external collaborating “One Manchester” approach to cancer team science in radiotherapy-related research (RRR).  This has been achieved by our multi-disciplinary expertise in biology, clinical oncology, physics, software development, engineering and imaging. Manchester is recognised nationally as a Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad) Centre of Excellence in Radiotherapy Research and the only centre in the UK with strength across all disciplines (biology, clinical, physics, technology).

Blended working arrangements may be considered       ​​​​​​​

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.​​​​​​​

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Corinne Faivre-finn or Professor Marcel van Herk or Rebecca Elliott


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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