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MRC UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund Fellowships in Health Data Research

King's College London has been awarded three (two Non-Clinical Fellowships and one Clinical Fellowship) MRC UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund Fellowships in Health Data Research (HDR).

Informatics provides a powerful approach to improving the monitoring of population health and prevention, providing novel insights into disease pathways and patient care, and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of health and biomedical research.

King’s has considerable institutional, interdisciplinary strengths in data science linked to HDR UK priority areas, particularly natural language processing, deep learning and data linkage.

HDR UK/King’s priority areas
  • 21st Century Trials: Novel methods for designing efficient clinical trials; Scalable EHR-based trials infrastructure for primary and secondary care. Skills: Semantic interoperability, trial design, real world data.
  • Modernising Public Health: Understanding wider health outcomes in London; Modelling treatment response and disease trajectories. Skills: Data linkage of health and non-health data sets; privacy-preserving data transformations; statistical methods for bias handling, data governance.
  • Actionable Analytics: Machine learning from unstructured text in mental health; Mobile and wearable data; Deep learning in radiomics, Algorithmic accountability. Skills: Deep learning, Natural Language Processing, Agent-based environments, Sensor informatics, Edge computing.
  • Precision medicine: Supervised and unsupervised machine learning for automated HER phenotyping, Personalised disease models to predict treatment response. Skills: Multi-omics data, GWAS.

These fellowships seek to recruit outstanding postdoctoral basic or translational scientists who are looking to establish their own independent research careers. These prestigious awards will provide a generous salary plus running expenses for 3 years. They will enable appointees to establish their own research programmes at King’s.

The awards may be held in any part of the university but must be focused on one of the priority areas relating to Health Data Science listed above.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

All applications must include:

  • Covering letter (including explanation of choice of host department/school and academic sponsor; candidates must confirm that they will be able to start this post by 15 February 2018) (1-2 pages)
  • CV (2 pages)
  • Outline of the proposed research programme (2 pages)
  • Letter of support from proposed academic sponsor
  • Optional additional support letters from Industry
  • Applicants should also submit a single PDF version of their application form to vasa.curcin@kcl.ac.uk

The selection process will include an interview including a short presentation.

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 8January 2018. Selected candidates will need to be in post by 15 February 2018.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 19 December 2017.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 19 December 2017.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact vasa.curcin@kcl.ac.uk  (academic) or christopher.d.bird@kcl.ac.uk (administrative).

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