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NUAcT (Data Science) - NUAcT04

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £40,792 to £48,676 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th January 2019
Closes: 10th March 2019
Job Ref: 215662

We are delighted to be launching our brand new Fellowship scheme, NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) which offers five-year, well-resourced Fellowships, leading to faculty appointments.

Newcastle University is a world-class research-intensive university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. We are looking to recruit a diverse cohort of investigators with the talent and motivation to become future research and academic leaders in their field.

NUAcT (Data Science)

This post is associated with a new initiative, to address the key Data Science and Biomedical challenges to enable a long-term vision of Preventive, Predictive, Personalised, Participatory, Precision medicine. The program embraces a major paradigm shift in Health Care, moving away from a detect-and-cure approach and towards personalised interventions aimed at preventing chronic diseases and extending wellness.

Underpinning this paradigm shift is an understanding of "Big Health Data”, from genomics data through traditional  digital biomarkers to Electronic Health Records. Extracting value out of this data requires a combination of Data Science and Biomedical Science expertise.

To address these challenges, we are bringing together the School of Computing (Data Science); the Institute of Genetic Medicine; the National Innovation Centre for Ageing; and the NIHR Innovation Observatory along with the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Who can apply?

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to develop into independent researchers. You must have a relevant PhD and postdoctoral experience, a stong track record and be aspiring to apply for externally funded fellowships or other major awards.

The ideal candidate will have a background in applied Data Science, including Statistical Learning (inference and prediction) and more broadly Machine Learning, with a working knowledge of Data Engineering for Big Data Analytics, and ideally with relevant domain expertise in Metabolic Science, Human Genetics, and Systems Biology. They will be comfortable working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

What does the NUAcT programme offer?

  • Five years' salary
  • Initial fixed term appointment with progression to an open-ended contract subject to formal review
  • Start-up costs and ongoing research expenses (up to £50k)
  • Funding for a PhD student
  • Dedicated mentors with world class expertise
  • The opportunity to join and participate in our world-class research centres
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Peer support from a cross disciplinary cohort
  • Support for mobility to work with external partners
  • Additional provision for career breaks and career break returners, full flexibility to incorporate job share and less-than-full-time working, and funds to overcome potential barriers to career development associated with protected characteristics

Fostering equality, diversity and inclusion

Newcastle University is committed to the development of a fully inclusive University community which recruits and retains staff and students from all sectors of society.

The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award recognising the advancement we have made in promoting gender equality and the career progression of women. We are members of the Stonewall Global Diversity Champion programme which recognises organisations that are committed to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality across the world, we are members of the Business Disability Forum and are in the process of joining the Race Equality charter.

For further information contact Paolo Missier



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