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Researcher/Data Scientist **Internal Only** - QMUL26251

Department: Centre for Clinical Pharmacolgy, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £32,941- £41,918 (pro rata) (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL26251
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 15-Sep-2021
Closing date: 28-Sep-2021

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About the Role

The aim of this role is to mine, manipulate, curate and analyse diverse biomedical and clinical research data to enable the delivery of high-quality machine learning and AI analysis of clinical data on multi-morbidity and polypharmacy in the East London patient population towards the objectives of the principal funding partners of the post, which include NIHR and Innovate UK.

About You

You will have good experience data wrangling in a command line environment, with demonstrated coding expertise in one or more of: Python, Java or R/shiny R. Knowledge of biomedicine is desirable although not essential, we actively encourage multi-disciplinarily in our team. You will have a good first degree, Masters, or a PhD (or equivalent) in a data science orientated field with an emphasis on large-scale scientific data management.

About the Team

Our team are working at the intersection of healthcare and technology, applying machine learning and AI to structured biomedical data warehouses. This is a unique opportunity to join a new and impactful team working across the translational spectrum with a diverse community of researchers.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time fixed term appointment for six months with an expected start date of October 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4/5 in the range of £32,941- £41,918 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Michael Barnes at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 28th September 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date. 

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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