Group Leader Position at MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK

Group Leader

MRC Biostatistics Unit , Cambridge, UK

The MRC Biostatistics Unit, one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions, is seeking a Group Leader to develop an independent scientific programme, investigating statistical method for the analysis of high throughput data in biomedicine, for example next generation sequencing data or other high resolution data used to investigate complex diseases.

Candidates should have a PhD and will have completed a period of postdoctoral training or equivalent, with an excellent track record, and show outstanding potential for independent research. The successful candidate will lead a small team and substantial funding will be available.

This appointment will be made at either Programme Leader or Programme Leader-track level, depending on achievements and experience. Candidates for Programme Leader position should have a strong international track record of relevant independent research and a proven ability to lead a research team, pursuing original approaches to long-term research goals.

A Programme Leader-track appointment will be made for those who demonstrate the potential to develop into Programme Leaders within six years. Candidates with appropriate levels of experience may be given responsibility for oversight of core scientific activities within the LMB. Salaries are competitive (Programme Leader-track £35,935-£48,000 per annum; Programme Leader £45,213-£70,000 per annum).

The Biostatistics Unit provides an excellent environment for research.

Core-funding by the Medical Research Council provides long-term support for ambitious projects, while administrative duties are minimal and no teaching is required. Appointment at either level will be made with the resources for 1 postdoc appointment to support the developing programme.

This position will remain open until it is filled; applications received by end of 28th November 2012 will be given priority.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Sylvia Richardson (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.).

Applications should include a cover letter and full CV, an outline of current research interests (1 page) and a proposal for future research (up to 2 pages), along with the names and addresses of three professional referees who have agreed to be contacted prior to interview.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 01793 867003 quoting reference IRC69850.This position is subject to pre-employment screening.

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