Team Leader in Epidemiology

15/07/2018, 23:55

Sutton and London
Full time
Non-time Limited
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

In association with Breast Cancer Now (BCN) ICR is seeking an Epidemiologist of international standing to join the Division of Genetics and Epidemiology based at the ICR’s Sutton campus. The successful candidate will be expected to take forward their own programme of cancer epidemiology research with a strong focus on prevention, and also to become a Principal Investigator of the BCN funded Generations Study.  This large comprehensive scientific study of the causes of breast cancer in 113,000 women in the UK was established in 2003 and is scheduled to run for 40 years. It is investigating the genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that may change a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer and is following more than 113,000 UK women for 40 years.

The post holder will become part of a new joint Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Unit (CEPRU), which builds on the Cancer Research Centre of Excellence (CRCE), a strategic initiative between ICR and Imperial College London that aims to harness the complementary expertise of both partner organisations in order to drive forward advances in cancer research. The partner’s vision for the CEPRU is that it will build on the critical mass of epidemiologists, statisticians and population health scientists at ICR and within the Imperial School of Public Health and the expertise in molecular epidemiology, cancer biology and translational cancer medicine at ICR to drive forward new and innovative research directions into the causes and prevention of cancer.

The role described is specifically aimed at the new PI of the Generations Study. For the right candidate, and in view of the CRCE vision for the CEPRU, Imperial and ICR might also consider the successful candidate as the potential founding Director of the CEPRU, for which an appropriate recruitment package would be made available.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a broad and deep experience in cancer epidemiology, and an interest in cancer aetiology and prevention. We are seeking a cancer epidemiologist with an outstanding research record of international stature, as demonstrated by high profile publications and successful grant applications, and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths and maintain and develop a leading research presence.

In addition the person appointed will have a strong desire to develop the careers of young researchers and play a major leadership role within the ICR.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff. We particularly welcome applications from women and people from ethnic minorities, as they are under-represented at the ICR at this level.

In partnership with

Breast Cancer NOW
Additional Documentation for Candidates

This Program is closed to applications.