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Data Scientist in Cancer: Research Fellow

University College London - Institute of Health Informatics

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd March 2019
Closes: 24th April 2019
Job Ref: 1794694

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 - £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The primary purpose of this job is to develop large-scale detailed EHR in imaging pathology and genomic resources for glioma research.

The appointee will draw on the wealth of research excellence and translational experience brought together in UCL partner organisations. The post-holder will foster the development of a vibrant culture of translational science and will act as a role model for scientists at all stages in their careers. The successful candidate will be expected to leverage the multidisciplinary culture that characterises  Health Data Research UK London, and for which UCL is also renowned.

The post is available immediately for 2 years in the first instance.

Educated at PhD level in a relevant quantitative discipline in bioinformatics, health data science, information systems engineering or computer science, the post-holder will ignite new biological- and data-intensive health research and collaborations, through cross-disciplinary technological advances, e.g. in data-driven innovation, imaging and phenotypic screening.

We believe that there is a timely opportunity to derive value from patient-focused clinical data, e.g. determining the response or relapse of any residual tumour after surgery or after drug or radiation therapy.

The post-holder will work closely with their counterpart in Edinburgh to map out numbers of brain tumour patients of different types by age and date across Scotland/London and, in addition, they will build longitudinal trajectories of consented Scottish/London-based sub-cohorts to examine co-morbidities, tumour recurrence, repeat surgery, deaths by cause etc.

It is expected that the appointee will have an ORCID ID and maintain their profile.

UCL vacancy reference: 1794694

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you would like an informal discussion about the posts, please contact the Institute Director, Professor Harry Hemingway ( If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact IHI HR (

Closing Date: 24 April 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 1 May 2019 or 7 May 2019

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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