Lecturer in Cancer Prevention

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Cancer Prevention. The Cancer Screening and Prevention Research Group (CSPRG) is based in the Division of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Cancer. CSPRG is a well-functioning, high-output group with a history of publishing high-impact papers and a portfolio of high-value grants from government and charity sources. Research within the group focuses on colorectal cancer, the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the UK. The CSPRG is the only group in the UK undertaking large intervention trials on prevention and early diagnosis of this disease, and published evidence from the group on methods of screening the general population, surveillance of higher-risk groups, and early diagnosis of colorectal cancer have been adopted both nationally and internationally.

The CSPRG is amongst the most productive and influential research groups in the world with respect to evaluating feasible methods of screening and early diagnosis of colorectal cancer, and surveillance of higher risk groups. The group has a Cancer Research-UK programme grant covering a large portfolio of studies aimed at identifying improved methods for reducing colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. The lecturer would be expected to contribute to these studies and lead on new studies in this area. Ideally, the candidate would have expertise in statistics, epidemiology, and study design.

The CSPRG work closely with the Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre and the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC). Screening and early diagnosis is a major focus of both of these groups.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Epidemiology, Statistics, or a Clinical background, with multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience in diverse areas of research topics relevant to cancer epidemiology. Candidates must have strong experience in working and analysing large-scale epidemiological datasets including excellent knowledge of relevant software.  Candidates must have a national or international reputation in their field of research and experience in leading the design of research programmes.

All members of academic staff are expected to be active in research, publishing papers in leading journals, attending conferences, supervising research students and obtaining funding to support their students and research activities.  The appointees will be expected to have a proven track record in such activities.

This post will involve the usual administrative duties associated with a busy academic and research active environment and the appointees will be expected to enhance the academic standing of the Department of Surgery and Cancer.

Imperial College is supportive of flexible working.  The recruiting Department are happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people subject to operational requirements.

The post is full time, open ended.

Closing date: 31 March 2019

Should you have any queries please contact: Elizabeth Coles ( or Dr Amanda Cross (

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