The University of Aberdeen is investing in the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science (ACHDS), School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition (SMMSN) giving it priority status for new resource including academic posts. This is an excellent time to join the Centre and to help shape its future direction.  We are recruiting leading Data Scientists with a strong applied health research background to contribute to the strategic direction of the new Centre.

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We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Health Data Sciences to join the Aberdeen Centre of Health Data Science, University of Aberdeen. The post holder will be expected to have an established track record (appropriate to grade) in an appropriate field.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

You should have extensive research experience and be developing/establishing a programme of research in a relevant area of health data science. Your track record will be supported with evidence of high quality publications and a successful grant track record.

You should demonstrate excellence in education and supervision at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

You will demonstrate experience of working within, developing and sustaining complex interdisciplinary teams is an advantage. Experience of partnership with NHS, Patients, Public, policy makers (UK or Globally) and/or industry is desirable.

Public engagement with research is embedded within the ACHDS; you will be expected to contribute and expand the current portfolio.

You will be ambitious, enthusiastic, have excellent communication skills, good team-working, organisational and interpersonal skills.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 – £59,135 per annum) for Senior Lecturers, or the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 – £51,034 per annum) for Lecturers, and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 437068 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 December 2019.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Amanda Lee, Director of Institute of Applied Health Sciences

01224 437111 / 437975


Professor Corri Black, Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science

01224 437132

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professors Lee or Black.

Please quote reference number IHS050A on all correspondence.