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Senior Research Fellow (Data Scientist) x2 (101704-059)

University of Warwick - Department of Computer Science

Location: Coventry
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th May 2019
Closes: 23rd June 2019
Job Ref: 1810125

2x Full time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2021 (extendable by another 6 months).

This is an immensely exciting opportunity to join the PathLAKE (Pathology image data Lake for Analytics, Knowledge and Education) centre team based in the Department of Computer Science, as a Senior Research Fellow (Data Scientist). PathLAKE has received over £15m funding from Innovate UK and industrial partners to build a world-class image data repository and develop AI tools to improve diagnosis and deliver precision treatments. The consortium of nationally leading experts is led by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) with the University of Warwick being one of the academic partners, alongside other academic partners, NHS, Royal Philips and other industrial partners around the UK.

Leading the computational arm of PathLAKE, the team at the University of Warwick, led by Professor Nasir Rajpoot, has received over £2.2m. We are recruiting a new team of researchers and developers in order to build a massive multi-purpose pathology image data lake and develop novel AI tools to demonstrate diagnostic efficiencies of computer-aided testing of pathology samples and to identify accurate predictive response markers. As a data scientist on the project, you will work on the development of PathLAKE Analytics Engine offering cutting-edge, massively parallelisable, industry-grade deep learning based solutions for computer-aided screening in large clinical databases of multi-gigapixel pathology images and for predicting response to particular therapies for cancer patients. You will also be expected to contribute to the building and operation of the PathLAKE Data Lake as well as to the development of the AI solutions for regulatory approvals and deployment into a clinical setting.

Suitable candidates will have at least a 2.1 Honours degree and a PhD (or equivalent qualification and appropriate professional experience) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, and preferably industry experience in professional software development and data analysis. You will have a strong background and experience in one or more of the following, preferably with application to clinical data: deep/machine learning; large-scale data analysis; scalable statistical techniques; predictive analytics; data mining; and big data management.

Informal enquires can be addressed to the Head of Tissue Image Analytics (TIA) lab, Professor Nasir Rajpoot (

Interview date: 5 July 2019

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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