Research Associate in Primary Care Cancer Research (CanTest) (Fixed Term)

Are you a dynamic and ambitious researcher looking for an exciting new role in one of the UK’s leading Universities? Do you want to further your career in the field of early detection and diagnosis of cancer in primary care?

The CanTest Collaborative (CanTest) is Cancer Research UK’s first Catalyst Award and is a 5-year multi-institutional programme which started on 1st April 2017 and is co-led by the Universities of Cambridge and Exeter, and includes two other UK institutions, Leeds and UCL, and international partners in Houston (USA), Seattle (USA), Aarhus (Denmark), Utrecht (Netherlands) and Melbourne (Australia). CanTest aims to support research, capacity building and collaboration in the field of early detection and diagnosis of cancer in primary care. For more information, see

A CanTest postdoctoral position is available in the University of Cambridge’s Primary Care Unit under the leadership of Dr Fiona Walter. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the aims and future direction of CanTest. The successful applicant will have expertise in applied health research studies, ideally primary care, or multi-methods/quantitative health services research or healthcare epidemiology/statistics using routine datasets, to work over a series of candidate diagnostics (single or combinations of tests or testing pathways). They will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will be tasked with proactively seeking and maintaining appropriate collaborations. Successful candidates will also be expected to drive forward the project, working closely with the team members to accomplish scientific objectives.

For more information and to apply for the role please visit the University of Cambridge Job Opportunities page.

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