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Senior Research Data Scientist

Swansea University - Swansea University Medical School

Location: Swansea
Salary: £34,198 to £39,609 per annum together with USS pension benefits
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th November 2018
Closes: 9th December 2018
Job Ref: AC03171

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 09-12-2018

Salary: £34,198 to £39,609 per annum together with USS pension benefits

Main Purpose of the Post

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Research Data Scientist with a health informatics/bioinformatics background to work within the Mental Health Informatics Programme at Swansea University.

This post is funded by the MRC Data Pathfinder Mental Health Informatics in Children, Adolescents and young adults (MytHICAL) project and is subject to extension dependent on future grant awards. The post-holder will focus on the MytHICAL project but will work as part of the team in Mental Health Informatics to deliver research across the programme.

Professor John leads the Mental Health Informatics Programme at Swansea University, delivering cutting-edge research focused on delivering clinical practice impacts through Big Data research in Mental Health Informatics. The applicant will be based in the Population Psychiatry, Suicide and Informatics team. The team works closely with and is a part of (as Principal Investigators) the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) a HCRW research centre and the MRC Centre of Excellence E-health Informatics Research Centre for Improvement of Population through e-Health Research (CIPHER) part of the Farr Institute linking and analysing enhanced clinical data, routinely collected data and genomic data. Swansea is now funded to become a substantive Health Data Research UK site. Professor John leads the mental health work stream.

This exciting opportunity will involve a wide range of research tasks and will result in publication of both methodological and health research findings in relation to child and adolescent mental health. They will work closely with other Scientists on the team and Scientists from the MQ Adolescent Data Platform project. The enormous potential of the contribution of routinely collected electronic records to health research has been recognised by the United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC). The successful applicant will have a post-graduate degree in a relevant subject, be experienced in the use of relational databases, including complex SQL query construction, the use of statistical and spreadsheet software, and have evidence of research work for publications as well as enthusiasm and aptitude for working with health related data.

About Swansea University Medical School

The role provides an exciting opportunity to join Swansea University Medical School, which is a Top 5 UK medical school. Our school provides an interdisciplinary approach, educating and training tomorrow's doctors and life scientists.

The School ranks 1st in the UK for research environment and 2nd for overall research quality and collaborates with industry in a spirit of open innovation.

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Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to;

Professor Ann John, Associate Professor on

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