University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Epidemiologist (Cancer Epidemiology Unit and UK Biobank)

Epidemiologist (Cancer Epidemiology Unit and UK Biobank)

Oxford Population Health (Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford), Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Oxford Population Health (Nuffield Department of Population Health) contains world-renowned population health research groups including the Cancer Epidemiology Unit and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching.

We are seeking to appoint a researcher to support the delivery of an exciting new programme of work addressing important outstanding questions about the associations of ethnicity and breast cancer. The focus of the role of the researcher will be to support delivering the research objectives of this project, as well as helping to develop future research programmes. The post- holder will be part of an epidemiological team that helps conduct the scientific review of applications to use the UK Biobank resource, and of annual reports and other outputs, from researchers currently using the resource.

To be considered for the role you will be educated to a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be close to completion), in epidemiology, statistics or a related subject. Proficiency in the use of relevant standard software packages used for analysis e.g. Stata would be essential for this post. Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project would be desirable.

For informal discussion, please contact Toral Gathani: [email protected] or Ben Lacey: [email protected]

This is a full-time position, fixed term for 2 years.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday, 17 May 2024.

You will be required to upload a CV and a cover letter as part of your online application. The cover letter should clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description.

Contact Person : NDPH Recruitment Team Vacancy ID : 172719 Contact Phone : 01865 743629 Closing Date & Time : 17-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Job details


Epidemiologist (Cancer Epidemiology Unit and UK Biobank)


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 04, 2024

Application deadline

May 17, 2024

Job type



Biology,Computer Science,Mathematics,Medicine,Physics

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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