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Position: Senior Research Data Scientist
Institution: Swansea University
Department: Medical School
Location: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Duties: This post is funded by the MRC Data Pathfinder Mental Health Informatics in Children, Adolescents and young adults (MytHICAL) project and is subject to extension dependent on future grant awards. The post-holder will focus on the MytHICAL project but will work as part of the team in Mental Health Informatics to deliver research across the programme
Requirements: The successful applicant will have a post-graduate degree in a relevant subject, be experienced in the use of relational databases, including complex SQL query construction, the use of statistical and spreadsheet software, and have evidence of research work for publications as well as enthusiasm and aptitude for working with health related data
   
Text: AC03171 09-Dec-2018 Salary £34,198 to £39,609 per annum together with USS pension benefits Main Purpose of the Post Applications are invited for the position of Senior Research Data Scientist with a health informatics/bioinformatics background to work within the Mental Health Informatics Programme at Swansea University. This post is funded by the MRC Data Pathfinder Mental Health Informatics in Children, Adolescents and young adults (MytHICAL) project and is subject to extension dependent on future grant awards. The post-holder will focus on the MytHICAL project but will work as part of the team in Mental Health Informatics to deliver research across the programme. Professor John leads the Mental Health Informatics Programme at Swansea University, delivering cutting-edge research focused on delivering clinical practice impacts through Big Data research in Mental Health Informatics. The applicant will be based in the Population Psychiatry, Suicide and Informatics team. The team works closely with and is a part of (as Principal Investigators) the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) a HCRW research centre and the MRC Centre of Excellence E-health Informatics Research Centre for Improvement of Population through e-Health Research (CIPHER) part of the Farr Institute linking and analysing enhanced clinical data, routinely collected data and genomic data. Swansea is now funded to become a substantive Health Data Research UK site. Professor John leads the mental health work stream. This exciting opportunity will involve a wide range of research tasks and will result in publication of both methodological and health research findings in relation to child and adolescent mental health. They will work closely with other Scientists on the team and Scientists from the MQ Adolescent Data Platform project. The enormous potential of the contribution of routinely collected electronic records to health research has been recognised by the United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC). The successful applicant will have a post-graduate degree in a relevant subject, be experienced in the use of relational databases, including complex SQL query construction, the use of statistical and spreadsheet software, and have evidence of research work for publications as well as enthusiasm and aptitude for working with health related data. About Swansea University Medical School The role provides an exciting opportunity to join Swansea University Medical School, which is a Top 5 UK medical school. Our school provides an interdisciplinary approach, educating and training tomorrow's doctors and life scientists. The School ranks 1st in the UK for research environment and 2nd for overall research quality and collaborates with industry in a spirit of open innovation. Swansea University Medical School Strategy for growth ; http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/Strategy for Growth 2017 - ENG FINAL.pdf Athena SWAN at Swansea University Medical School ; http://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/athenaswan/ Athena SWAN at Swansea University ; http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/equal-opportunities/athena-swan/ For further information about Swansea University Medical School : http://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/ Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to; Professor Ann John, Associate Professor on a.john@swansea.ac.uk Marcos del Pozo Banos, Senior Research Analyst, m.delpozobanos@swansea.ac.uk Terms and Conditions of employment Hours: 35 per week. (This is a full time post but applications from individuals seeking part time, job share or flexible working arrangements are welcome) Annual leave: 31 days per annum plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time staff) The salary will be on the Grade 8 salary scale for Research Staff. This profile is available at: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/promotions/heraguidanceandinformation/ The appointment is subject to the General Terms of Appointment for Academic and related Staff set out in the attached: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/current-staff/terms-and-conditions/ The following link provides further information on the benefits of working in Swansea University: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/new-staff/benefits-of-working-at-swansea/ The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds. Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i gefnogi a hyrwyddo cydraddoldeb ac amrywiaeth yn ei holl arferion a gweithgareddau. Ein nod yw sefydlu amgylchedd cynhwysol, ac rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau o gefndiroedd amrywiol yn enwedig. Available documents Senior Research Data Scientist (G8).pdf
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