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Research Scientist in AI for Healthcare

Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) - Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare

Location: Jiangsu - China
Salary: A competitive remuneration package will apply
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2020
Closes: 30th November 2020
Job Ref: 6001-2020-1

Reporting to: Prof. David Clifton

Contract type: Fixed-term (2 years), with the possibility of extension.

Start date: 20 December 2020

Two Research Scientist positions at the post-doctoral level are available within the Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Lab at the University of Oxford’s recently-opened multidisciplinary research centre in China: the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR: There is an urgent, unmet need for reliable, intelligent systems based on AI for supporting clinicians in delivering healthcare to an ever-increasing population with increasing comorbidities. The Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Lab at the University of Oxford and its Suzhou site is building the next generation of healthcare systems for use in hospital and the home, based on machine learning.

The post-holder will play a senior role in the research activity of the CHI Lab within the OSCAR, under the overall supervision of Prof. David Clifton of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) at Oxford.  Research will be undertaken in collaboration with clinical colleagues in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and other collaborators, including those based in China. The work will comprise machine learning research for analysing healthcare big data, including time-series of physiological data from sensors, structured electronic medical record or similar database in relevant disciplines.  The post would be suitable for applicants with general interests in AI, machine learning, signal processing, computational statistics, and biomedical engineering.  There are excellent opportunities for publishing in the engineering / computer science literature as well as the medical literature.  The post will involve liaising closely with the Oxford-based lab, including exchange visits to Oxford.

Applicants must have a relevant PhD / DPhil in AI, signal processing, or a cognate discipline; strong publication record in machine learning, signal processing, computational statistics, or a cognate application area; possess specialist knowledge (sufficient to develop research projects and methodologies) in the fields of machine learning tools for analysing healthcare data; proven competence in mathematics and programming data analysis methods in Matlab or Python. Informal enquiries (but not applications) may be made to Dr. Yang via email:

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