Professor or Reader in Health Data Science

University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences

The University of Bristol wishes to appoint a Professor or Reader in Health Data Science. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and successful group within the Department of Population Health Sciences in the University of Bristol Medical School. The successful applicant will work with colleagues in the wide local and national healthcare arenas to create and exploit strategic data and informatics opportunities at the interface with the NHS. The appointment is part of a strategic plan to further strengthen our research excellence in informatics, bioinformatics, and data science applied to epidemiological and health services research. We aim to consolidate this expertise and ensure that we are a leading contributor to UK health data science research through, for example, membership of Health Data Research UK.

Applicants should have a strong track record in Data Science applied to health research. We are particularly interested in candidates able to contribute to our priority areas: developing enabling technologies and methods to support data-driven discovery science; using data linkage to enhance public and population health research; and informing clinical decision making through building and evaluating learning health systems. The work will be multi-disciplinary and conducted alongside colleagues affiliated to flagship centres of research excellence.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor John Macleod (

Interviews are planned to take place on Tuesday 9th January 2018.

The closing date for this vacancy is 11.59pm on Sunday 17th December 2017.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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