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Data Scientist

University of Oxford - Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health

Location: Bangkok - Thailand
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 with a discretionary range to £44,706 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 13th December 2021
Job Ref: 154456

The Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) is seeking to recruit a Data Scientist to join the MORU Clinical Therapeutics Unit in Bangkok, Thailand headed by Professor Nicholas White.

You will take the lead in data analysis, methods development, and statistical modelling for a variety of projects relating to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and improvement in global health. You will Identify, define and plan new projects which contribute to the overall aims of studies and clinical trials, and advise and collaborate with clinical and laboratory staff on a day-to-day basis. You will develop novel methodologies for analysis and data collection in collaboration with members of the research team, developing or tailoring analytical tools and resources appropriate to the work.

It is essential that you have a PhD in Statistics, Machine Learning, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or another quantitative field. You should have demonstrable experience, ability and practical success solving quantitative problems, and be proficient in the use of at least one programming language, but you don’t need to have worked in medical research before. You should be willing to work in a multi-cultural environment, be happy to collaborate with clinical and laboratory scientists and be enthusiastic and creative about the new research challenges. Effective communication skills, both orally and written, for presenting research results clearly to a broad audience are necessary for the role.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years and is funded by Wellcome.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Monday 13 December 2021 will be considered. Please quote 154456 on all correspondence.

 

 

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