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Associate Professor / Professor in Digital Health

Southampton, United Kingdom
£57,696 to £72,018 per annum; Competitive
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Digital Health & Biomedical Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Associate Professor (Level 6) - £57,696 to £72,018 per annum ; Professor (Level 7) - Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 June 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2684924FP

Shape the future of Healthcare and Computer Science

The Faculty of Medicine and School of Electronics & Computer Science (ECS) are launching a joint strategic investment to promote and strengthen interdisciplinary research in healthcare using advanced computational techniques and data science expertise and methodologies. We are recruiting a new team with joint appointments (2 positions available) between ECS and Medicine with the goal of creating an environment of interdisciplinary research between these two areas.  

The university offers support of academics from a broad range of career paths, whether you are an established academic who currently holds an equivalent position, or a successful academic seeking an opportunity to grow into a more senior role, this is the place to do something truly unique with your expertise. You will have experience in bioinformatics, epidemiology, systems biology, large-scale ‘Omics data analysis, human centric artificial intelligence, machine learning or large data management. We are seeking candidates whose expertise spans these backgrounds with a track record and demonstrated curiosity for interdisciplinary research.

Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, we are progressive and have a history of pushing the boundaries of what we teach to our students - and what they are teaching us.

We value and support our staff in pursuing their research and enterprise activities within their fields of interest. We have strong interdisciplinary activities including the national Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, the Genomic AI Network of Excellence, the Institute for Life Sciences and major sector Centres for Machine Intelligence, Healthcare Technologies and the Responsible AI UK. The Faculty of Medicine contain five different Research Centres across Cancer, Rare Diseases, Nutrition, Musculoskeletal Health and Lifecourse epidemiology. Our ECS and Medicine collaborations were instrumental in the successful expansion of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) to include a theme dedicated to Data, Health & Society. A long-standing strategic partnership University Hospital Southampton provides insight into clinical need and represents a unique resource for clinical translation, where innovations can be trialled with patients. We are a founding partner of the Wessex AHSN which supports the journey of innovations into the NHS. 

To apply, you will need a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications, with a strong publication record, and able to demonstrate delivery of teaching in a manner that meaningfully engages students. You will have a track record of innovative research in one or more of the following: Computer Science, Health Data Science, Health Research Method Development and Analysis, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Public Health, large-scale ‘Omics data analysis, or systems biology; and have a desire to build a strong interdisciplinary research team with the support Medicine and ECS. 

Athena SWAN silver award and Platinum EcoAward recognised, we are committed to sustainability and improving equality for women in science and engineering. Medicine and ECS provide a friendly and supportive environment, offering a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring scheme. We recommend that you visit and to find out more. 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes an onsite childcare facility, a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts.

For more details, please contact:

Professor Adriane Chapman, Head of Digital Health and Biomedical Engineering or Professor Sarah Ennis, Head of Faculty of Medicine Digital Transformation

Discover how the University of Southampton is investing in its people and key impact themes of AI and Data Science, Sustainability and Resilience, Decarbonisation and Engineering Better Health and view all the exciting opportunities on offer by visiting our campaign site.

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