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Bayesian job advertisement

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David Spiegelhalter <[log in to unmask]>

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David Spiegelhalter <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 12:11:50 +0100

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Apologies for cross-posting.  Please see area 2 of this advertisement.

David Spiegelhalter

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MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge

http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk


Research Statisticians


The MRC Biostatistics Unit aims to advance medical science by the 
development of statistical methodology. It is one of Europe’s leading 
biostatistics research institutions and comprises a number of 
internationally renowned statisticians.

The Unit has an exciting opportunity to offer two posts, either at a 
senior or more junior level, from among the following three general areas-

1. To work with Prof Simon Thompson and Dr Linda Sharples on developing 
a programme of research addressing problems in long-term health economic 
and public health modelling, including the assessment of model fit, 
model criticism and model uncertainty.

2. To work with Dr David Spiegelhalter on (a) a research programme on 
developing generic Bayesian methodology concerning model criticism, 
model comparison, and sensitivity analysis to prior assumptions, and (b) 
substantial practical applications of Bayesian methods

3. To work with Prof Vern Farewell on developing a programme of research 
dealing with methods of statistical inference for challenging data 
structures, motivated as appropriate by involvement in collaborative 
medical research projects.

For the senior level post, applicants will have a PhD in a relevant 
topic and at least five years experience of research in statistics. 
Ideally, the candidates will be able to take the lead in planning, 
developing and managing their own research, and to develop junior 
statisticians and PhD students.

The starting salary at the senior level is likely to be in the range of 
£35,000 to £38,000 per annum, or at the more junior level £25,000 to 
£28,000 (depending on qualifications and experience), supported by a 
flexible pay and reward policy, 30 days annual holiday entitlement and 
an optional final salary MRC pension scheme. Excellent sports and social 
facilities are also available on site.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the position may do so by 
contacting Peter Ilian, Unit Administrator (tel: 01223 330397, email: 
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>) 
who can assist in arranging this, and who can also provide further 
details of the posts.

Applications should include a covering letter, stating their preferred 
area of research, and a full CV with the contact details of two academic 
or professional referees who can be approached prior to interview. 
Quoting job reference BSU/706/8, please e-mail your application to: 
[log in to unmask] or post to: Recruitment Office, Personnel 
Department, MRC Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH.


Closing date: 30th September 2006

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