London

£28000 - £31000 per annum + excellent benefits

Permanent

R012345

About the organisation

Cancer Research UK – we are dedicated to working collectively to save more lives, create more tomorrows and dispel the fear of cancer. We... Read more

Job Description

Senior Data & Research Analyst (Prevention and Epidemiology)

Location: Angel, London preferred (though we will consider home-based workers able to come into the office on a regular basis)

Salary: c.£31,500 + benefits

Contract: Permanent, full time (though we will consider 0.8FTE for the right candidate)

Closing date: 31st March 2019

Interviews: w/c 8th April 2019

Are you an experienced literature reviewer and/or data analyst? Are you looking to develop your critical appraisal, statistical analysis, decision-making, leadership and project management skills? Are you willing to play a vital part in upskilling the whole team?

We're looking for a driven and self-starting individual to join us, the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. The primary focus of this role will be to carry out and project manage work on the epidemiology and prevention of cancer.

Responsibilities will include:


  • Producing annual updates to UK incidence and mortality content on our website

  • Undertaking regular reviews of published evidence on cancer prevention, and producing updates to our website content as appropriate

  • Completing analysis projects relating to cancer epidemiology and prevention, including sourcing data from a range of providers, writing analysis protocols, and reporting the results in written and oral forms for a variety of stakeholders

  • Supporting Analysts with all of the above, offering them support and training as appropriate

  • Developing expertise in relation to cancer epidemiology and prevention, and honing methods for the analysis, interpretation, and communication of cancer evidence and data

  • With colleagues, responding to enquiries about cancer and health data, including advising on the accurate and appropriate use of cancer evidence and statistics

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Statistics and evidence have never been more vital. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work. Here in our Cancer Intelligence Team, we exploit our unique perspective to provide and communicate authoritative statistics, analysis, and evidence review, to inform, inspire and raise awareness of cancer and Cancer Research UK.

Now we need a Senior Data & Research Analyst with a focus on health data to bring subject-specific knowledge, decision-making and project management skills, and a willingness to support colleagues at all levels, so that we can continue to be one of the leading providers of cancer statistics in the UK. As a Senior Data & Research Analyst, you'll help us present high-quality cancer intelligence to a wide audience, including commissioners, policy makers, health professionals and researchers, plus CRUK colleagues who use this intelligence to lobby for policy change, obtain media coverage, raise funds, and inform patients.

You can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured through your…


  • Proven experience - as a literature reviewer and/or data analyst - of analysing, presenting and disseminating evidence and data to a variety of audiences

  • Degree or equivalent (or postgraduate degree) in a numerate, statistical or epidemiological field, with sound knowledge of research and statistical methodology ideally relating to cancer and/or health research and statistics

  • Competency in use of scientific literature databases such as PubMed, and standard statistical software packages, such as R (ideally), STATA, SAS, SPSS, etc.

  • Keenness to develop specialist skills and knowledge and share that with colleagues, acting as a close support for your line manager and taking responsibility for managing and (where appropriate) signing off projects and outputs.

You'll be able to bring structure to complex problems, extract the key issues and present your findings in a clear and concise format. You'll also need good organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise day-to-day tasks, meet urgent deadlines and work with a variety of staff and teams.

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

Please note, from 2019, our head office will be relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.

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