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Data and Research Analyst (Part-Time 17.5 Hours Per Week)

Stratford (Hybrid)
Up to £35500 per annum
Contract (12 months)
Job description


Salary: £35,500 per annum pro rata

Reports to: Data Analysis and Research Manager

Department: Policy, Information and Communications

Location: Stratford w/ high-flex (1-2 days per week in the office). Open to further discussions on flexible working for the successful candidate.

Employment type: 12 month fixed-term contract

Working hours: 17.5 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 28 November 2023, 23:55*

* Please note that we may close this role early should we receive enough interest, therefore early application is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That's why we we're looking for someone talented, someone determined, someone like you.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data and Research Analyst to join our Cancer Intelligence team. We need you to contribute to the identification, compilation, analysis, interpretation and communication of data and literature on cancer, providing meaningful intelligence to other teams and external audiences.

What will I be doing?

  • Working to detailed analytical project plans relevant to cancer and cancer patients created by Managers/Senior Analysts; including novel data analyses, and reviews/summaries of published data. Delivering timely and accurate outputs providing insight and interpretation on the findings

  • Communicating complex statistical information and data to a range of internal and external stakeholders and audiences, using a range of methods

  • Developing specialist knowledge on cancer data and the analytical techniques used by the Cancer Intelligence team

  • Contributing to the delivery and checking of responses to statistical enquiries according to a rota, including advising on the accurate and appropriate use of cancer evidence and statistics

  • Working collaboratively with other Analysts and often under high pressure to meet tight deadlines with support from Senior Analysts and Managers where appropriate

  • Completing analyses or using available statistics to create media content for use in press releases, blogs and infographics

  • Contributing to the development and adoption of new methods and tools for collating, analysing and presenting data

  • Contributing to providing training on the basics of cancer statistics to non-statistical teams.

What skills are you looking for?

  • Analysis and data interpretation skills applicable to the cancer/health and science context, either from education or work experience in a relevant area

  • Experience of using standard statistical and data management software packages, ideally R, otherwise STATA, SAS etc, with evidence of ability to learn new software languages quickly

  • Experience of writing reports and briefings for different audiences, interpreting and setting in context analysis results

  • Ability to quality check numerical and textual information, with keen attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise work and meet deadlines.

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that's impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

We don't forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

Our work - from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy - will change the world. It's exciting to be part of our team.

How do I apply?

We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won't be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you quickly, fairly and objectively.

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Posted on: 14 November 2023
Closed date: 28 November 2023 at 09:37
Job ref: R025673
Tags: Policy/Research