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The post holder will develop a close understanding of the structures of NRCAS routinely collected cancer data and through this role, will liaise between the Public Health England National Disease Registration Service and the Departments of Public Health and Primary Care and Medical Genetics to facilitate and
carry out the analyses of complex data. This will involve both the development of novel methods and use of existing methods and their application to the linked datasets.


The successful applicant will also provide supervision to two PhD students working on the project.


The overarching goal will be the integration of the molecular genomic data with clinical data from electronic health records to address several specific research questions relevant to CanGene-CanVar. These include policy questions on mutation screening coverage, cancer risk estimation and modelling for genetically susceptible individuals and studying the cancer genetic epidemiology and clinical epidemiology of men and women carrying mutations in rare cancer susceptibility genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2

The post will suit candidates with strong quantitative and analytical skills who possess a PhD in epidemiology, public health, health services research, medical statistics or a related quantitative discipline. Candidates should have experience in the application/development of analytical techniques for large-scale data from NHS health records. 

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The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and is a vibrant and intellectually exciting place to work.

As Research Fellow, you will take primary responsibility for coordinating, developing and carrying out empirical research and administrative activities for the CanGene-CanVar ethics work-package. You will collect and analyse qualitative data from a variety of sources, contribute ideas for new research projects within CanGene-CanVar, present papers at conferences or public meetings and carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions and research groups across the programme.

To be considered you will hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject, together with previous relevant experience, and have a strong record of scholarship in qualitative research and/or bioethics. You will also have prior research in the project topic area (ethics of data-sharing, public engagement, social science/ ethics of genomics) and excellent communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

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