Postdoctoral Data Scientist in Preventive Medicine

Queen Mary University of London Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Data Scientist in Preventive Medicine

Salary: £38,084 - £40,194 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)

Reference: QMUL21882

Location: Charterhouse Square

Date posted: 19-May-2020

Closing date: 21-Jun-2020

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Postdoctoral Data Scientist


The Centre for Cancer Prevention is at the forefront of international research into the prevention and control of cancer. We have particularly active research programmes in breast, endometrial, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention, cancer screening and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology.

We have a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Data Scientist to work on a new international project developing and evaluating statistical models for risk-adapted breast cancer screening and prevention. At present, the same screening programme is offered to all women, regardless of their specific risk of disease. However, recent progress in fields such as genetics and imaging offer scope for the development of new statistical models able to, for example, predict the risk of aggressive breast cancer. This post offers an opportunity to undertake work with the potential to influence breast screening programmes.

You will have a good bachelor degree or MSc, and a PhD in statistics or related quantitative field, and experience of using statistical analysis tools including R. Ideally, you will also have research experience that includes working with large datasets and programming in C++. A background in medical research that has given you an understanding of governance, good clinical practice and medical/genetic terminology would be welcome.

The post is a full time, fixed-term appointment for three years. Starting salary will be in the range of £38,084 - £40,194 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave and a staff pension scheme.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

The Centre for Cancer Prevention requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (as specified in the Job Description).

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Adam Brentnall at

Details about the Institute can be found at

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The closing date for the applications is 21 June 2020. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

The Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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