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Senior CAP-AI Digital Fellow - QMUL24658

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £52,833 (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL24658
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 26-Apr-2021
Closing date: 10-May-2021

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Barts Cancer Institute

Centre for Cancer Biomarkers and Biotherapeutics

Post title: Senior CAP-AI Digital Fellow ref: QMUL24658

About the Role

Barts Cancer Institute has received an award from Barts Life Sciences to recruit a Digital Fellow under CAP-AI - a cutting edge research programme promoting the use of AI to deliver best healthcare practice of the future, big data breakthroughs in genomics, predictive analytics, population health management, and clinical decision support.

About You

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher with an interest in cancer research to work on a project that will be using machine learning or AI as the primary means of predicting risk and prognosis of pancreatic cancer from electronic healthcare records (EHRs). The successful applicant will have access to real world e-health data of ~50 000 patients across North East London, spanning the patients’ life course across primary and secondary care.

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD degree in Computer Science/Data Science/Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics or a relevant discipline, followed by at least five years postdoctoral experience in the fields of biological/computational research. The successful applicant needs to be proficient in programming language for data processing and analytics such as R, Python or Perl, as well as familiarity with MySQL relational database management system and Linux server environment. Experience of working with UK primary and secondary care EHR and knowledge on contemporary clinical coding and terminology systems are essential.  Knowledge of pancreatic cancer biology and EHR based phenotyping methods will be essential. Familiarity with General Data Protection Regulation and Good Clinical Practice is desirable. The post-holder will also contribute to the overall scientific endeavour of the Institute, and take responsibility for areas of several of the current projects, as demand requires.

About the Institute

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. BCI is internationally renowned in many areas of cancer research and it combines ground-breaking basic research with the expertise of clinicians and clinician scientists from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care.


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 (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 16 months, with an expected start date of May 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 6, £52,833 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 Nick Summerfield at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3587.

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

The closing date for applications is 10th May 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after.

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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