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UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund Research Fellows - QMUL13466

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £45,577 - £50,881 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL13466
Date posted: 29-Nov-2017
Closing date: 04-Jan-2018

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Four Fellowships in Health Data Research at QMUL


MRC UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund aligned with Health Data Research-UK Strategy

QMUL has received an MRC award to recruit three UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund research fellows in Health Data Research (HDR) and will contribute matched funding for one additional fellow on this programme. This prestigious award will support outstanding postdoctoral fellows who are ready to establish an independent research career.

Research Fellows will be presented with opportunities to develop outstanding Health data science research careers supported by an enabling research environment, closely aligned with the priorities of HDR UK priority areas. They will have access to our international interdisciplinary research network which couples medical genomics with informatics and computer science to link and mine ‘big data’ present in electronic health records (EHRs). Our HDS strategy centres on an innovative partnership between QMUL and Barts Health NHS Trust, serving an ethnically diverse population of 1.5 million people across North East London, exploiting real world e-health data and spanning the patient life course across primary and secondary care.

QMUL has a long established record of interdisciplinary working across the faculties of medicine, biological sciences, engineering and computing, collectively representing world-leading partnerships that will provide Fellows with an internationally excellent training environment. Our key Research Organisation strengths reside in Barts and The London SMD (Medical School 5th in the 2014 REF), with informatics research synergies with computing, mathematics and engineering departments.

The post is a fulltime, fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting salary will be in the Grade 6 range £45,577 - £50,881 per annum dependent on experience and inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

QMUL requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

To discuss applications to this fellowship scheme and priority areas please contact the QMUL Rutherford Academy leads, Dr Michael Barnes ( ) or Prof Claude Chelala (

Interested candidates are asked to make an application on the QMUL vacancy page (link). Candidates will be asked to include a personal statement reflecting their suitability against the job description and person specification as well as identifying why this particular fellowship will help them to advance their career.

Candidates are asked to upload the following supporting documents:

  • Two page CV using the MRC template (
  • Research plan (approximately 2 pages), including the chosen priority area
  • Letter of support from proposed QMUL supervisor(s)

Applicants must submit a single PDF file of the above files to the QMUL Rutherford Academy leads, Dr Michael Barnes ( ) or Prof Claude Chelala (

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The closing date is Thursday 04 January 2018 and interviews will be held in the week commencing on 8 January 2018. Appointed candidates will have to be in post by 15 February 2018.

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