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Data Science Researcher - D161400R

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: Refer to Advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th November 2018
Closes: 7th December 2018
Job Ref: 207647

Salary: £27,831 - £29,515 per annum (PhD Near Completion) or £30,395 - £39,610 per annum (PhD Awarded)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Data Science researcher to join a new multidisciplinary team to address some of the key challenges associated with the development of new data-driven models to enable a vision of Preventive, Predictive, Personalised, and Participatory (P4) medicine.

You will hold a PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics and Statistics, with specific qualifications in Big Data management, Data Science, or be due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying; You will have experience in the design and implementation of exploratory and predictive data analytics, an understanding of machine learning algorithms; and skills using relevant computing environments, including commonly used Python libraries.

You will be enthusiastic about learning complex domain-specific knowledge and new data analytics techniques that apply specifically to medical and healthcare datasets. You will be expected to engage actively with researchers at the Turing Institute, and to travel to the Institute in London on a regular basis.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

This is a full time, fixed term post for a duration of 2 years.

Informal enquiries to Dr. Paolo Missier, School of Computing

For further information follow these link: School of Computing: 
Institute of Genetic Medicine: National,
Innovation Centre for Ageing: 
Prof. Cordell: 
Dr. Missier: 
Prof. Veltman: 
Prof. Catt:

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