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Researcher/Data Scientist - QMUL24780

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £43,602 per annum
Reference: QMUL24780
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 31-Mar-2021
Closing date: 21-Apr-2021

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About the Role

The Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry is fully committed to supporting research effort to tackle Covid-19. To advance efforts to better understand multimorbidity in the context of physical and serious metnal illness, and the impact of this on clinical outcomes, as an integral part of this coordinated effort, the William Harvey Research Institute are looking for a Data Scientist to work  under the leadership of Dr. Deepti Gurdasani in the context of an NIHR Development award to create high quality repositories of patient data to understand which clinical, genetic, demographic and lifestyle factors related to cardiovascular health predict physical-serious mental illness multimorbidity. This involves a multi-disciplinary collaboration across multiple UK institutions, incorporating data on multiple large-scale data across the UK, with millions of data points on millions of patients. The candidate will lead data analysis on large-scale genomics and clinical datasets using state-of-the-art deep learning methods to identify important clusters of multimorbidity and their correlations across large-scale longitudinal data.

About You

You will have a good first degree, Masters, or a PhD (or equivalent) in data science or a similar data orientated field with an emphasis on clinical data.  You will have a track record in the use of electronic health record data, data management and data analysis using standard statistical packages and report writing. Experience with python is essential, given the applications of deep learning algorithms to the project.

About the Institute/Project

This project brings together multiple national, and global cohorts of integrated genomics and clinical data, and is a multi-disciplinary collaboration across multiple UK institutions.


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 until 03/09/21 with possible extension to 31/21/21, with an expected start date of May 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4 through to Grade 5 - £34,220 - £43,602 per annum 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 Dr. Deepti Gurdasani  email:

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

The closing date for applications is 21st April 2021.   

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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.

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