Head of Centre for Healthcare Analytics

Southampton, Hampshire
£51,034 to £64,145
08 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Centre for Healthcare Analytics

Decision Analytics & Risk

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £51,034 to £64,145
Full Time Permanent
Reference: 1274420TR
Closing Date: Monday 03 August 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed

Do you want to make a real difference?  Do you to want to work with leading academics and healthcare professionals in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the global community? Are you able to provide the leadership, project and stakeholder management skills required to support a world-leading university and business school achieve its strategic aims in collaboration with leading healthcare professionals?

The University of Southampton’s mission is to change the world for the better. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, it is renowned for its innovation and enterprise. It is a founding member of the Russell Group - an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards.

The Centre for Healthcare Analytics is a new initiative that builds on the established reputation of the Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems (CORMSIS) for healthcare modelling with the support of NIHR ARC Wessex. NIHR ARC Wessex is providing funds to pump prime this post and the expectation is the post holder will develop a stream of work that aligns with the ARC programme. The Centre will promote collaboration between the University of Southampton and the healthcare sector in the specific areas of analytics and data science, through research, consultancy and student projects.

We are looking for an experienced project manager with experience within healthcare for the development of the Centre and promoting its activities. You will lead on business development; building relationships with a range of external organisations in the healthcare sector in order to generate new projects and build partnerships for research grant applications. The individual will also be responsible for the provision of support and expert advice to academic staff and students through the whole project lifecycle, from bid writing through to dissemination of results.

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in either a quantitative or a healthcare-related discipline with significant experience of working in the healthcare sector. In addition, you will have experience at a senior level in undertaking and managing projects and a strong understanding of working with health data.

What we can offer you

Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as our sports complex, Hartley Library and Staff Social Centre.  Having secured a £300m bond investment we are committed to investing in the University’s future and long-term stability.

We offer some fantastic benefits including generous holiday entitlement, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave), a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.  

The University of Southampton is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for delivering world-class research and creating a community that values independent thought.

For an informal chat please contact Professor Sally Brailsford,, or Professor Martin Kunc (Head of Department of Decision Analytics and Risk),

Application procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 1274420TR on all correspondence.