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Research Fellow - AR2223SB

University of St Andrews - School of Computer Science

Location: St Andrews
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th November 2020
Closes: 21st December 2020
Job Ref: 282757

Fixed Term: Until 31 December 2020, Start: As soon as possible

The groups of Programming Languages and Health Informatics seek a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work on the EU Horizon 2020 Serums project (

The goal of the Serums project is to put patients at the centre of future healthcare provision, enhancing their personal care, and maximising the quality of treatment that they can receive, while ensuring trust in the security and privacy of their confidential medical data. Serums aims to: develop new techniques that will allow the delivery of a new form of smart, patient-centric health-care through a holistic approach that integrates home, workplace etc. personal medical care with centralised hospital, specialist consultant and general practitioner provision; establish trust in the correct operation of such a patient-centric smart healthcare system, by developing new mechanisms and techniques that will allow confidential personal medical data to be safely, securely and anonymously shared between healthcare providers, Smart Health Centres, patients, family, personal health monitoring and alarm systems etc, without leaking private information to any unauthorised agents; ensure that the patient has full control over their personal data, in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and other regulatory frameworks, while allowing rapid exchange of information to support e.g. transnational/cross-border healthcare provision, as required to meet patient needs; demonstrate the effectiveness and generality of Serums’ results by considering multiple disparate use cases, under different national regulatory frameworks, and to ensure the maximum possible long-term exploitation of these results in future Smart healthcare Provision.

The post will require skills in system development and integration and/or good understanding of security and privacy, lightweight formal methods, and/or machine learning.

This is a fixed term post until 31 December 2021.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Juliana Bowles (

The role may be offered on either a full-time or part-time basis, and flexible working may be available to suit the right candidate(s). More than one appointment may be made, with a suitable division of responsibilities.

*Appointment at grade 7 (salary £41,526 - £51,034 per annum) will be considered for candidate with enhanced skills/knowledge of the area with the job description to be amended accordingly.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

Please quote ref: AR2223SB

Further Particulars: AR2223SB FPs.doc

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