Senior Research Associate – Digital Health and Quality of Life Technologies

Lancaster University - School of Computing & Communications and Division of Health Research

Salary: £33,518 to £38,832
Closing Date: 5 April 2018
Contract: Temporary

A senior research associate (postdoctoral) position is available to undertake exciting and ambitious research and other synergistic activities in the area of digital health and quality of life technologies. The post is full-time for 3 years in the laboratory of Professor Sumi Helal, Chair in Digital Health, School of Computing and Communication, and Division of Health Research.  This is a high-energy post and a stepping stone opportunity for high-end career seekers in digital health. You will require special skills in managing participation in and contributing to a number of inter-related projects. The development, deployment and evaluation of a health informatics platforms as a digital health infrastructure will be the key focus of the investigation. Key participation in the design/planning of multi-scale deployments of the platform (from a smart apartment to a smart healthy town) will be expected, and so is engaging with domain health experts and other team members on developing platform-based applications (e.g., connected health and patient empowerment and e-coaching).

You will also be expected to lead in writing and submitting high-quality research papers as well as participate as co-author on other team members publications. You will also be expected to work with other postdocs, PhD students and visiting researchers. From time to time, you will be asked to represent the team and travel to local, national and European partners, stakeholders or funding agencies, this in addition to conference trips to present or demo your or the team’s work. Additional descriptions of responsibilities in this post can be found in the job description document.

A highly motivated and energetic individual with excellent communication skills and the capacity to work well in a team and manage multiple interrelated projects simultaneously is sought. You are required to hold a PhD in Computer Science or a relevant field, have experience in interdisciplinary research and a strong record of publications. Desired will be a strong background in the systems area, software development, mobile and wearable computing and experimental computer science. More requirements can be viewed in the Person Specification document.  

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Professor Helal ( for more information. 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. 

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