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UK Research & Innovation Rutherford Fund Fellow and Senior Fellow

Are you an outstanding scientist wanting to establish your independent research career?  Do you want to work in a highly innovative research institute?  Do you have a proposed research programme in mind?

The University of Leeds is looking to appoint one Fellow and one Senior Fellow to work at the forefront of Health Data Science to address the national priorities as identified by the Health Data Research UK (HDR-UK) programme, namely:-

• Actionable Analytics
• 21st Century Trials
• Data-driven Public Health
• Precision Medicine

Through these two fellowships, we are seeking to recruit outstanding postdoctoral basic or translational scientists who are looking to establish their own independent research careers. These two prestigious awards will provide a generous salary plus running expenses for 3 years in order to enable the two appointees to establish their own research programmes at Leeds. Both posts will be based in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). Due to strict time-lines determined by the UKRI, the successful appointees will need to submit details of the work proposed by Friday 26 January 2018 and be in post by Thursday 15 February 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity to join LIDA, a unique Institute within the University of Leeds which connects academic research in data analytics from all academic disciplines with external partners in business, government and the third sector. We have a wide portfolio of funded research projects which provides the opportunity for you to gain experience in a broad range of data analytics methods and further develop your own areas of expertise and interests.

Applications from individuals specialising in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing are particularly encouraged. Applicants are required to present an outline of their proposed research programme as part of the selection process.

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

Dr Geoff Hall, Senior Lecturer, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics
Tel: +44 (0)113 206 8970, email:

Adrian Iredale, LIDA General Manager, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4372, email:  

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £32,548 to £47,722 p.a.
Working Time:  100% Full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (from 15 February 2018 for 36 months)
Closing Date:  Thursday 04 January 2018
Interview Date:  Wednesday 17 January 2018
Reference:  MHLDA1012
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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