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Senior Lecturer - Health Informatics

University of Dundee - Health and Clinical Services

Location: Dundee
Salary: £53,348 to £60,022 Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th November 2021
Closes: 9th December 2021
Job Ref: SMED0878

We are recruiting for a Senior Lecturer Health Informatics within the Health Informatics Centre (HIC), part of the Division of Population Health and Genetics (PH&G). You will consolidate and develop our international excellence in health informatics/health data science research and achieve impact through research which makes a difference to patient’s lives.

You will be working within the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) joining a team of c.60 experts in software development, data management, data governance, cyber security, high performance infrastructures, high performance computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The environment is vibrant, fun, collaborative and fast paced.

You will have the opportunity to work with large volumes of health data and collaborate on several large programme grants. We are a member of Health Data Research UK and there many opportunities do develop new projects and collaborations with this virtual institute.

PH&G includes researchers from many clinical and academic disciplines working in the fields of epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, genomics and pharmacogenomics, infectious diseases, primary care, diabetes, chronic pain, and applied health services research. There are many opportunities to build collaborations within the division and other divisions within the Medical School. There are also many other opportunities for collaboration across the translational spectrum across the University.

This role is an ideal opportunity for you to develop and expand your own area of research whilst leveraging the infrastructures, data and expertise available within HIC, the School of Medicine and other Schools.

The University of Dundee enjoys an international reputation for excellence that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world. Based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals.

Your priorities will include:

  • Increase our expertise and capabilities in Health Data Science/Health Informatics
  • Produce internationally recognised research outputs
  • Attract research and industrial funding to Dundee
  • Lead a team of junior post-docs and mentor PhD student across a range of projects.
  • Train the next generation of students and researchers including attracting new PhD Students.
  • Support the strategic direction of HIC as part of the HIC Senior Management Team

Who we’re looking for:

  • Extensive experience of health informatics and/or bioinformatics.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary collaborative networks or projects.
  • A demonstrable publication track record.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a team of Research Software Engineers, postdocs and PhD students.
  • Experience and skills in teaching

The calibre of research at Dundee is high, with 95 per cent of staff working in areas of national or international excellence. Dundee benefits from a developed network of inter-disciplinary researchers collaborating across various Schools across our community.

For further information please contact Professor Ewan Pearson, Head of Division of PH&G, (E.Z.Pearson@dundee.ac.uk) or Professor Emily Jefferson, HIC Director (E.R.Jefferson@dundee.ac.uk). To find out more about Population Health and Genomics visit https://www.dundee.ac.uk/medicine/research/population-health-genomics. To find out more about the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) visit https://www.dundee.ac.uk/hic/

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 14th of Dec 2021

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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