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Research Associate Data Analyst: Closing date 24/06/19

Department of Computing, Data Science Institute
Data Analysis
Research Associate
Fixed Term for 24 months
Research Associate salary in the range: £37,486 - £46,499per annum
*Research Assistant salary in the range:  £34,397-£37,486
Closing date: 24th June 2019

Job Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to join the Data Science Institute with the founding Director Professor Yike Guo and his team.

The Research Associate will be working on the newly funded PIONEER project, which aims to bring together comprehensive datasets that consists of the most relevant prostate clinical trials and registries, large epidemiological cohorts, electronic health records, and real-life data from different European (and non-European) patient populations. These unique data sets will be integrated, standardised, harmonised and analysed using approaches that are built on our experience of similar previous IMI projects i.e EMIF, and eTRIKS, and analysed using a unique set of methodologies and advanced analytics methods (OMOP, eHS).

You will be expected to coordinate the DSI part of the project at consortium meetings.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to provide;

  • To lead the development and implementation of integration, analysis and visualisation methods for high-throughput biomedical data.
  • To contribute to the necessary curation effort to build medical knowledge bases.
  • Establish an omics analysis platform to allow researchers to combine clinical and omics group data for biomarker and other omic-based research.
  • Provide tools for the curation and harmonisation of the data hosted on the various platforms, and most importantly, provide training to the consortium on how to use these tools.
  • Provide input into the development of novel informatics tools.
  • To consult and collaborate with medical partners in research projects on data analysis.
  • To collaborate with team members to develop and provide software and analyses

Essential requirements

  • At Research Associate level: A PhD (or equivalent) in bioinformatics, biology, computer science or significant experience
  • Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD in in bioinformatics, biology, computer science or significant experience will be appointed as *Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 to £37,486 per annum.
  • Significant software development experience with an emphasis on large-scale scientific data management
  • Good knowledge of modern statistical programming languages (e.g R, MatLab) and programming languages (e.g. Java, Perl, Python)
  • Experience working with SQL and UNIX
  • Experience in handling/processing large datasets
  • Experience in biomedical research
  • You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience of dealing with specific groups of people, e.g. sponsors, patients

Further information

Job DescriptionResearch Associate-Data Analyst

How to apply:

Via our website at  and search using vacancy reference number: ENG00844.  

For queries regarding the application process contact Fay Miller

For technical issues when applying online, please contact:

Closing date: 24th June 2019

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Education Programmes Manager Closing date 24/06/19

Data Science Institute
Education Programmes Manager 
Level 3b
Salary: £36,926 to £45,547

Job Summary

An Education Programmes Manager is sought to join the Data Science Institute. This diverse role involves the development and support for the delivery of data science education for taught master’s programmes, PhD training programmes, summer schools and executive education students. The post holder will have particular responsibility to proactively manage the implementation of an MRes in Applied Data Science and an industry funded doctoral training programme in Data Science.

Duties and responsibilities

The post will support the Course Director for the MRes, building relationships with potential industry placements, aiding curriculum development and ensuring the smooth running of the programme.
You will be expected to be the first point of contact relating to education within the DSI.
The post holder will offer administrative support to the existing DSI education commitments, co-ordinating and developing our executive education programmes with the Business School, co-ordinating the DSI teaching commitments on departmental taught courses, contributing to the Institute’s education strategy and connecting Data Science teaching across the College.

Essential requirements

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent standard and their skills and experience will include:

• Knowledge in programme course planning and course modulation
• Ability to work under own initiative, exercising judgment on when to refer issues to senior
• Working knowledge of key Microsoft software packages (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel) for
administrative tasks
• Excellent inter-personal, influencing, written and verbal communication skills in order to develop
effective relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels of seniority

Further information
Job Description: Education Programmes Manager
Should you have any queries regarding your application please

For technical issues when applying online, please contact:

Closing date: 24th June 2019