King’s BHF Centre Fellow in Data Science

London (Greater)
£46,292- £54,534 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
08 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description
The King's British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence pursues research that aims to advance the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. A specific focus of the Centre is heart failure, an end-point of many common cardiovascular conditions. The Centre has approximately 100 core and affiliated PIs who cover a very wide range of basic, applied and clinical expertise. It provides a dynamic environment for inter-disciplinary research and training including excellent links to the clinical services of King's Health Partners.

We seek to appoint an outstanding and ambitious data scientist with 3-5 years' postdoctoral experience who is at the stage of transition to independence. The postholder will develop and lead a programme of work that complements existing expertise in the centre by integrating clinical informatics from electronic health care records, blood-based biomarkers and imaging data to stratify risk and predict responses to treatment. The successful candidate will have expertise in predictive modelling using multi-dimensional data sets and will, ideally, have some experience in natural language processing of electronic patient records. The post would suit a suitably qualified and experienced candidate with a background in computer science, bioinformatics or engineering. The award covers personal salary and research expenses, as well as access to PhD Studentships and other BHF Centre internal funding schemes. The expectation is that the postholder will develop a strong external Intermediate Fellowship application and/or become competitive for Faculty positions.

The successful candidate will have a track record of outstanding first or lead author 3*/4* publications and demonstrable ability to drive independent research. Previous experience in health informatics, biostatistics, analysis of multiple large data sets, machine and deep learning is essential. As part of the King's BHF Centre, the successful candidate will be able to interact with data scientists within the KCL AI Centre and the Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics, as well as a wide range of other clinical and basic scientists.

This is a full time position for a fixed-term of 3 years.

Key responsibilities
These duties will be subject to review in line with the changing requirements of the BHF Centre and School, and with the development needs of the post-holder as identified through regular review/appraisal processes

  • To develop a data science programme with Theme 4 of the King's BHF Centre of Research excellence
  • To develop his/her own independent research
  • To establish links with colleagues at King's BHF Centre, other parts of King's College London (e.g. the AI Centre, Health Informatics, )and externally for research collaborations and joint funding applications
  • To contribute to the overall activities, aims and research of the King's BHF Centre of Research Excellence as required
  • To design and conduct a range of experiments in relation to the projects
  • To set up and run experiments, ensuring that all experiments are appropriately supervised and supported
  • To record, analyse and write up the results of experiments
  • To prepare and present findings of research activity to colleagues for review purposes
  • To undertake the drafting and submitting of papers to appropriate peer reviewed journals
  • To undertake the preparation and submission of research fellowship proposals
  • To liaise and maintain good working relationships with other staff members
  • To adhere to all the health and safety regulations
  • To ensure confidentiality on all matters and information obtained during employment
  • To carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the BHF Centre Director and Head of School
  • To engage in professional development activities as appropriate
  • To participate to the BHF Centre activities, e.g. annual symposia, monthly seminars, ECR forum, etc
  • To supervise and train postgraduate students to ensure their effective development where requested and necessary

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD awarded in relevant subject area
  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Ability to independently write scientific papers
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience in health informatics, biostatistics, analysis of multiple large data sets, machine and deep learning
  • Track record of first or lead author papers in high quality peer reviewed journals
  • Ability to think independently, and develop own research
  • Ability to work as member of a research team
  • Ability to create a wide international professional network
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work flexibly

Desirable criteria

  • Ability to write and obtain high quality applications for externally funded research projects
  • Experience in lecturing and tutoring undergraduate students
  • Experience of successfully supervising PhD students

Further information

Further information about the King's BHF Centre of Research Excellence can be found below:

Information about the School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences can be found below:

As part of the application process candidate should submit a 2 A4 page summary of their research interests

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