Research Associate wanted to join our team
We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher to work as part of our multi-disciplinary team. We welcome applicants with research interests in epidemiology and statistics, with particular interest in those working in the cancer field.
About the research group
The Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group, which is based in the Department of Health Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic researcher to work as part of our multi-disciplinary team. We welcome applicants with research interests in epidemiology and statistics, with particular interest in those working in the cancer field. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on the newly formed national biobank for children and young people with cancer - VIVO Biobank, as well as other projects embedded within the group, including the Haematological Malignancy Research Network's population-based cohorts.
This exciting project will involve working in partnership with collaborators from other organisations including Newcastle University, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Genomics England and UK Biocentre.
- conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research
- assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects
- work as part of the team overseeing the data management for the newly merged biobank including assisting with the consolidation of the two databases of the current tissue banks to form one centralised database
- oversee the collection and linkage of clinical data across the specialists centres that treat children and young people with cancer across the UK
- handle clinical, genetic and outcome data including information derived from national routine data, such as datasets held by organisations like NHS Digital
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
- first degree in a relevant subject and PhD in a relevant subject (epidemiology/statistics/biology)
- knowledge in clinical and or genetic data to engage in high quality research
- knowledge of NHS processes including national routine datasets such as cancer registration
- have research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals
- knowledge of cancer epidemiology/biology to engage in high quality research
- ability to manage and analyse data derived from sample management, clinical and genetics data
- work in accordance with the Research Governance Framework, the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
- ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently using own initiative
The University of York offers flexible working patterns and a number of family friendly initiatives. As a Department we are proud to foster a supportive culture that helps staff and students contribute fully, flourish and excel, to reach their full potential. We embrace equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the values of the Athena SWAN Charter in all our Departmental activities.
Department: Health Sciences
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 a year
Grade: Grade 6
Contract status: Fixed term
Hours of work: Full-time or part-time (see job details)
Based at: University of York campus
Posted Date: 10/01/2023
Apply by: 06/02/2023
Interview date: To be confirmed
For informal enquiries: Please contact Alexandra Smith on email@example.com or 01904321884
Condition of appointment: This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form. Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.