D49621A - Lecturer in Computing Science (Data Science)

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Computing Science

Newcastle University has been awarded the UK National Institute for Smart Data Innovation, a £30 million investment by UK government and the university.  The Institute will work with industry to enable them to unleash the potential locked in the vast amounts of data that are now available. The School of Computing Science will play an important role in the Institute.

Five Lectureships are available in areas associated with Data Science. These posts provide a unique opportunity for highly motivated individuals to develop their research and teaching career. You will join the School of Computing Science, which is one of the best-funded computer science departments in the UK and is ranked first in the UK for economic and societal impact derived from computer science research.

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a related field, with specialisation in topics that are associated with data science, and the priority areas of the Institute, which include the following:

  • computing infrastructure, including cloud computing, stream processing and the Internet of Things;
  • analytics, including machine learning, statistical or mathematical analysis of large data sets, visualization and visual analytics;
  • applications, including cyber security and crime, infrastructure resilience, behavioural and social imaging, text and process mining, biomedical imaging, health informatics, smart cities.

Expertise in your field should be matched by proven potential to deliver high quality in both research and teaching. You should be actively interested in achieving the maximum impact for your work and demonstrate strong communications skills.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post informally with the Head of School, Professor Aad van Moorsel (aad.vanmoorsel@ncl.ac.uk), +44 191-208-7711, or the lead of National Institute for Smart Data Innovation, Professor Paul Watson (paul.watson@ncl.ac.uk).

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The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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