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Research Associate - Physicists/Statistician/Bioinformatician
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Withington, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017632

Location: The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Withington, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/12/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £37,467 per annum depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Cancer Sciences

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: start/duration is as soon as possible for 3 years

School / Directorate: School of Medical Sciences

This is an innovative project to create a model to personalise the risk-benefit for men with prostate cancer undergoing radiotherapy. The post holder will develop the methodology to perform a genome-wide association study (GWAS) incorporating the voxelwise radiotherapy dose directly against normal tissue toxicity outcomes. This project is funded by Prostate Cancer UK.​​​​​​​

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher at post-doctoral level, ideally from a physics, statistics or bioinformatics background (or similar) with experience of large-scale data analysis of higher-dimensional medical and/or genomic data. The post holder will work with members of the radiotherapy related research group to devise methods of analysis and apply these across the archive of patients previously treated for prostate cancer at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and in clinical trial data-sets. The post will fully integrate the 3-dimensional radiotherapy dose and genomic data from every patient to enable us to learn how to treat patients in the future better. Experience with statistical or programming languages is required.

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.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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: Dr Alan McWilliam.

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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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