We are recruiting clinical leads for the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS)

We are seeking to recruit up to three outstanding individuals to be clinical leads for the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service to support our analytical work.

Disease registration is central to public health and healthcare. PHE’s National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) is one of the largest, most advanced and complex cancer data curation service anywhere in the world. We provide expert analysis and interpretation of the data and use it as a source of intelligence for patients, clinicians, public health, health-care performance, basic and applied research, and commissioning and industrial partners.

You will be a recognised expert in your field, with a track record of having led projects that resulted in significant outputs, for example, analyses that have informed and changed clinical/public health practice or high impact basic or applied research. We are particularly interested in individuals who bring robust expertise related to systemic anti-cancer therapy, radiotherapy and haematological neoplasms.

You will strengthen our internal analytical capability, helping to scope new project proposals and producing peer-reviewed outputs and reports. You will also be asked to establish and strengthen closer partnerships with academics in universities, clinicians in the NHS, 3rd sector and industry.

As a group, you will work closely with the NCRAS senior management team and senior cancer epidemiology and analytical members of staff. You will increase the quality, relevance and scope of tractable and important cancer-related analytical and research questions. The outputs need to benefit patients, public health or clinical teams and be aligned with national strategy including cancer ambitions in the NHS Long Term Plan. We will encourage and support opportunities to bid for additional external funding (including collaboratively with external partners) for other projects.

We will provide funding to buy-out individual PAs (1PA per post) to be negotiated with the substantive employer to fit with the individual’s job plan. We will provide administrative support and reimburse reasonable travel expenses; appointments would be for two years in the first instance.

Applicants should submit a current CV and covering letter explaining their suitability for the role and outlining what they will bring. Applications should be received by 5pm on 20 March 2020.

Should you wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Dr Brian Rous, NCRAS Consultant Histopathologist.