Job: SL23489 Research Associate / Senior Research Associate (fixed term)

The MRC Biostatistics Unit is one of Europe's leading biostatistics research institutions. Our focus is to deliver new analytical and computational strategies for the challenging tasks facing biomedicine and public health.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and independent researcher to make a crucial contribution to the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, working on the assessment of the severity of CoVID-19, including the probability that infection leads to death, hospitalisation and intensive care admission.

The post is funded by the MRC/UKRI/NIHR COVID-19 Rapid Response Call, in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and the University of Warwick, in collaboration with Prof. Lipsitch at Harvard University and Prof. Cowling at Hong Kong University.
The post-holder will work in Prof. Daniela De Angelis' group, supervised by Dr Anne Presanis, applying and developing survival-type analysis and Bayesian evidence synthesis approaches to multiple national (from NHS England and PHE) and international data sources on CoVID19 severity. Results will be shared with key stakeholders (e.g. PHE) and relevant government advisory groups.

This work represents a unique opportunity to have a direct impact on the current pandemic.

We welcome applications from established researchers as well as newly qualified PhDs. In both cases experience in survival analysis, multi-state modelling and Bayesian statistics is crucial for the position. The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.
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.

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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

The post is full-time but applications are welcome from those who would like to work flexibly.

Closing date for applications is the 14th August 2020, with interviews likely to be on the 31st August 2020.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Dr Anne Presanis Email:

MRC Biostatistics Unit at the University of Cambridge
Closing date
August 14th, 2020
Posted on
July 20th, 2020 09:57
Last updated
July 20th, 2020 09:57