Data Analytics Team Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Dec 10, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 12, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have the passion and drive to develop and deliver a high quality research data service for data analytics and artificial intelligence?  Do you want to make a difference in a world class organisation?  Do you thrive in a complex and varied environment?

It is a great time to join the University of Leeds. The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is a leading research department of the University of Leeds, playing a central role in the University of Leeds strategic plan, aligning with national priorities including the development of data science and Artificial Intelligence as one of the four grand challenges in the Industrial Strategy. 

The Institute supports a research portfolio of £50 million across the University, working within a physical hub of 170 seats.  In 2018 the University of Leeds became a partner in the UK national institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (Alan Turing Institute), and has won major multidisciplinary awards in the field of data science including the UKRI funded LIDA Centres for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care and in Data Analytics and Society. We work closely through our partnership with Turing, and support our staff in accessing training and development opportunities including collaborative working, project design and execution.

Working together with the University of Leeds Research IT Professional Service, we are making significant investment in our infrastructure and staff. Moving to a cloud based platform; we want to develop new and improved ways of working and support our researchers in developing new models of working and realising the exciting opportunities our new IT infrastructure can bring.    
You will be a dynamic leader with a technical background and strong management skills with a proven record in building strong teams and developing new IT services. You will have responsibility for developing our LIDA Data Analytics Team and working closely with the University of Leeds Research IT Team to develop and implement new cloud services,

Working across a range of data-analytics areas, you will work in partnership with stakeholders and IT staff to drive the delivery of high-quality, research-focussed IT provision, leading the Data Analytics Team in the full spectrum of research design and delivery.

You will develop best practice, improve data analysis and management standards and continue developing the Data Analytics team. 

This role provides a unique opportunity to support Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) ambitious plans to drive forward data analytics at Leeds, and be part of a global movement to ensure the effective use of data to drive research, policy development and public good initiatives.

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

Martin Callaghan, Research IT

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0273, email:

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Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Professional Services
School/Institute:     IT
Category:     Professional & Managerial
Grade:     Grade 8
Salary:     £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Ongoing
Release Date:     Friday 06 December 2019
Closing Date:     Sunday 12 January 2020
Reference:     CSUIT1323
Downloads:     Candidate Brief 

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