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Research Fellow - Epidemiology and Cancers Statistics Group (ECSG)

Health Sciences
40,927 - 50,296 per year
Grade 7
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus
Interview date
To be confirmed
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Role Description

Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group, Department of Health Sciences

The Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group, which is based in the Department of Health Sciences (ECSG: 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 projects embedded within the Haematological Malignancy Research Network’s ( population-based cohorts.

Funded by Cancer Research UK and Blood Cancer UK, HMRN was established by ECSG and their clinical collaborators in 2004 with the aim of providing accurate population-based research outputs on the occurrence, treatment and survival of patients with haematological cancers.


You will:

  • contribute to and/or lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes
  • participate actively in the planning and management of research projects, including supervising the work of others and providing expert advice and guidance
  • contribute to and/or lead the obtaining of external research funding
  • contribute to the public understanding of research and scholarship   

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • First degree in a relevant subject (e.g. biology, science, maths, statistics or another quantitative subject) and PhD or equivalent experience (epidemiology or statistics)
  • In depth knowledge in epidemiological methods and data analyses, particularly in relation to real-world observational studies
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Good working knowledge of statistical methods applied to observational and/or longitudinal data
  • Advanced and specialist knowledge of statistical software packages such as Stata and /or R

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

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.

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Alexandra Smith on or 01904321884

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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