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Senior Research Associate, Turing-Roche Partnership

The Alan Turing Institute

Location: London
Salary: £46,700 plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th January 2022
Closes: 1st February 2022
 

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

ROLE PURPOSE

We are recruiting for two prestigious Turing-Roche Senior Research Associate positions to support and grow this partnership. Candidates recruited to these roles will work closely with both the Turing leadership and senior leadership of Roche and will play a central part in shaping the direction of the partnership. In addition to contributing to ongoing research projects they will be provided with significant time and support to develop their own research agenda aligned to the partnerhsips’ goals (50% FTE will be provided for this purpose).

The successful candidates will contribute to developing and shaping the direction of research in the partnership, including working with Turing and Roche scientists on established research projects. Additionally, they will be provided with the freedom and support to develop their own research agenda, in areas of relevance to the partnership. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, analysing multi-modal clinic-genomic data, understanding uncertainty in prediction models, and applications of medical imaging. 

The successful candidates will form part of the Turing’s Health and Medical Sciences programme team, led by Director Professor Chris Holmes and Deputy Director Professor Ben MacArthur and supported by the Business Team for the programme.

DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Successful candidates will:

  • Assist with the development and delivery of an ambitious programme of research for the Turing-Roche partnership, including generating high quality research outputs, aligned with the aims and objectives of the partnership.
  • Undertake a high-quality quality independent research which will support the partnership in its goal of understanding patient heterogeneity
  • Write or contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using other appropriate media
  • Communicate research outputs to diverse stakeholders, through conferences, events, meetings, and press opportunities as appropriate.

Person Specification 

  • A PhD (or equivalent experience and/or qualifications) in a relevant area which will include Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related discipline
  • Substantial experience in statistical modelling and/or data analytics on significant real-world problems
  • Substantial experience of using modern statistical programming languages (such as R and Python)
  • Experience in working with modern artificial intelligence technologies

Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description.

Terms and Conditions

This full time post is offered on a fixed term basis for 3 years. The annual salary is £46,700 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,  https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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