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LIDA Data Scientist (x6 Posts)

University of Leeds - Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)

Location: Leeds
Salary: £27,979 Grade 5, sp20
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st May 2024
Closes: 29th May 2024
Job Ref: MHLDA1049

Fixed-term for 12 months, commencing Monday 30th Sept 2024

Location: Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and the Wolfson Institute in Bradford, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.

Do you have excellent numerical skills, with experience of using statistical or predictive techniques? Do you have a keen interest in using data science for the public good? Do you want to be part of a successful, leading research Institute? 

The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is offering 6 data scientist development posts to help advance research activity across each of its constituent areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI), health informatics, urban analytics, statistical and mathematical methods, and visualisation and immersive technologies. 

This is a clearly-defined training and development role for early-career data scientists and career changers. The LIDA Data Scientist Development Programme provides an outstanding opportunity to develop skills that are in high demand within industry and academia, both nationally and globally, within a leading, state-of-the-art facility. 

Our offer to those employed on the Programme includes the chance to: 

  • Own delivery of data science project(s) and get hands-on technical experience using real data; 
  • Establish links with project partners (internal or external) and work to provide solutions to real-world challenges; 
  • Build skills and knowledge in advanced analytics, not only through mentorship and applied research, but also through on-site training opportunities in statistical analysis, visualisation, research methods and computer programming; 
  • Work alongside leading scholars as part of the LIDA team and gain valuable work experience. 

LIDA is committed to supporting the University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and particularly encourages applications from groups currently under-represented in data science, these include Women, Global Majority and Low Socio-Economic Background candidates.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx. 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

If you are looking for a role that will challenge and up-skill your data science expertise in a data-driven world, apply today.

To find out more about the programme and how to submit your application, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/eUqIMmv0K9w

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Kylie Norman, DSDP Programme Lead 

k.r.norman@leeds.ac.uk  

Or you can address your enquiries to lida@leeds.ac.uk

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