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Operations Director (Leeds Institute for Data Analytics)

University of Leeds - Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)

Location: Leeds
Salary: £59,828 to £73,539 p.a. Grade 10
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2019
Closes: 28th July 2019
Job Ref: MHLDA1027

Do you have exceptional leadership qualities? Do you have knowledge of the present research landscape for use of health and consumer data? Are you able to provide strategic direction with challenge and influence? Can you work collaboratively with senior stakeholders to deliver service improvement?

The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) was established in 2014 from the combination of two national research council centres in medical bioinformatics and consumer data research. The Institute has a central role in the University of Leeds strategic plan, and aligns strongly with national priorities including the development of data science and AI as one of the four grand challenges in the Industrial Strategy.

The Institute has grown rapidly, and now supports a research portfolio of £50 million across the University, working within a physical hub of 170 seats. In 2018 the University of Leeds became a partner in the UK national institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (Alan Turing Institute), and has won major awards in the field of data science including the UKRI funded LIDA Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care.

As Operations Director, you will report to one of the Co-Directors and work closely with the other senior members of staff within the Institute. You will have excellent knowledge of the present data landscape, including recent experience of health, consumer data and/ or other relevant domains. You will be expected to question, support, challenge and influence senior academic leaders and research users of LIDA to deliver a world-class research infrastructure, and be a resilient, secure and compliant resource for a broad range of research using complex and confidential data. The full scope of the post will incorporate leadership, all aspects of research data and staff management. You will actively network both internally and externally and be the key point of contact for data providers, auditors and collaborators.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Christopher Gale, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8916, Email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health

School/Institute: Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)

Category: Professional & Managerial

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