The MRC Biostatistics Unit is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions. Our focus is to deliver new analytical and computational strategies based on sound statistical principles for the challenging tasks facing biomedicine and public health.
There is a widely-recognised need to improve discoverability of research outputs, including expertise, code and tools, across the scientific community and this is increasingly appreciated as an important bottleneck in scientific research. The purpose of this role is work with senior scientific and administrative colleagues to lead efforts in this area at the MRC Biostatistics Unit.
The role will involve interacting with colleagues at MRC Units and Institutes, as well as at other leading institutions/organizations, including the Alan Turing Institute, HDRUK and Wellcome, to identify specific opportunities to improve discoverability and to build new resources, initiatives and networks to facilitate research. The initial focus of the role will be on the dissemination of software and statistical code.
This role would particularly suit an individual with prior experience in computer programming and an interest in research reproducibility.
The Unit is situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the world's most vibrant centres of biomedical research, which includes the University of Cambridge's Clinical School, two major hospitals, the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and the world headquarters of Astra Zeneca.
Please note, however, that this role is not location specific. We are open to applications from suitably qualified staff who would work remotely from elsewhere in the UK (working within the UK is a necessary condition to meet tax regulations).
The Unit is actively seeking to increase diversity among its staff, including promoting an equitable representation of men and women. The Unit therefore especially encourages applications from women, from minority ethnic groups and from those with non-standard career paths. Appointment will be made on merit.
We welcome applications from those wishing to work part-time.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2023 in the first instance.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :
Closing Date: 3rd May 2021
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference SL26183 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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