The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.
The Health and Medical Sciences Programme at the Alan Turing Institute delivers research into the theory and methods of AI, statistics, and data analytics underpinning medical and health applications that will enable scientists to do better science, without compromising respect for privacy and patient trust. This rapidly growing programme is led by Professor Chris Holmes.
AI for Science and Government (ASG) is a major integrated research programme at the Alan Turing Institute with a goal to deploy AI and data science in priority areas to support the UK economy. ASG was initiated in 2018 with a £38.8M investment from the UK government's strategic priorities fund and supports a range of ongoing projects in different domain areas including applications in Health, the Criminal Justice System, Data Science for Science, Engineering, and Urban Analytics.
In addition to these six core themes, ASG researchers are also working on three large, recently initiated, cross-theme projects that focus on:
We are recruiting a Theme Lead for Health and Sciences who will be responsible for overseeing and developing ASG health research as part of the leadership of the ASG and Turing Health and Medical Sciences programmes.
You will provide leadership to the ASG Health Theme, which has a diverse portfolio of work across the full range of healthcare concerns – from the genomic, molecular and cellular basis of disease to clinical data analytics and epidemiological modelling – in partnership with significant stakeholders including the NHS and Health Data Research UK. You will become part of the senior ASG team, led by Prof. Ben MacArthur (Director of ASG) and Prof. Jon Rowe, (ASG Chair). You will also be working alongside the Programme Director for Health, Prof. Chris Holmes and the Health programme team to help to shape the strategy and implementation of the Turing’s Health Programme. This will include close working across the Alan Turing Institute and Health Data Research UK, which provides a unique opportunity to join-up national health data science initiatives, to address the big health issues facing the UK.
This is a stand-out opportunity to join a prestigious, national research institute and shape its agenda at an important and exciting time in its development.
The role is ideally suited to candidates who are leading researchers in data science with an outstanding track record in collaborative research across data science related disciplines (AI, mathematical sciences, statistics, computing sciences and/or social sciences) and with deep interests in data-driven methods and/or approaches for tackling real-world problems in health using data science and AI methods and tools. It offers the opportunity to shape the Institute’s research, training, translation and knowledge exchange priorities and establish new programmes of work in the health domain. Areas of particular interest include, but are not restricted to:
You will report to the Director of the Health Programme, Prof. Chris Holmes and ASG Director Prof. Ben MacArthur.
DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
You will ideally have an international profile as a researcher working in one or several disciplines of AI and data science, with significant experience of project delivery and leading a research team with a focus on health data science. You will be expected to work closely with the ASG Leadership and the Health Programme Director to:
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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 17th June 2021
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This post is available up to 0.4 FTE. We will also consider 0.2 FTE; however, 0.4 FTE is preferred.
This part-time post is offered on a Fixed Term basis until 31st March 2022, with the possibility to extend to 31st March 2023 under the current grant. Subject to securing additional funding, further extension is also possible.
The full time equivalent annual salary is £66,990-£76,633, pro-rated to £26,796-£30,653 at 0.4 FTE. This opportunity is open for both direct employment and secondment from your employer (not limited to the Turing University Partner network).
If you are seconded from your employer, a secondment agreement will cover salary and on-costs at the advertised rate only, plus VAT if applicable. Payments will be made on a quarterly basis to your employing University.
If you are employed directly by The Alan Turing Institute you will be entitled to excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies, https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
Reasonable adjustments to the interview process will be made for any candidates with a disability.
Please note all offers of employment are subject to obtaining and retaining the right to work in the UK and satisfactory pre-employment security screening which includes a DBS Check.
Full details on the pre-employment screening process can be requested from HR@turing.ac.uk.