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Data Scientist (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Zoology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £40,521 to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st February 2024
Closes: 14th March 2024
Job Ref: PF40345

We invite applications for a Data Scientist position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in central Cambridge. The appointment will be for a period of two years with a possibility of extension subject to project status and funding, starting as soon as possible.

The group's research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses. The Data Scientist's responsibilities will include the development of software and database structures to house different data categories, the management of datasets and analysis pipelines for handling data, statistical analysis, and assistance of researchers in various aspects of data analysis.

The role will be based on site in the department of Zoology, with hybrid working arrangements possible following agreement but some presence in the Department is expected for meetings and personal scientific interaction at least two days per week.

Please upload a copy of your CV (2 sides of A4 maximum) and a covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum).

Interview dates: Interviews will be held week commencing 25th March 2024 and may be conducted remotely.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click the 'Apply' button above.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva.

Email: an286@cam.ac.uk

Telephone: (0)1223 330117

Please quote reference PF40345 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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