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Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Medical Decision Support Systems - QMUL20802

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £31,613 pa -£33,324 pa (Research Assistant) or £34,220 pa - £38,084 pa (Postdoctoral Research Assistant) (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL20802
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 05-Dec-2019
Closing date: 05-Jan-2020

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Computer battlefield Assistance in Trauma Care and
Injury Decision Support (COMBAT-AID)


Applications are invited for a fixed term post as Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London to develop AI tools that could help save the lives of badly injured soldiers. The COMBAT-AID project, a collaborative between medical researchers and computer scientists, aims to develop and validate a suite of accurate prediction models and Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools that clinicians can use to treat wounded soldiers on the battlefield, travelling to hospital and in hospital.


The purpose of this job is to undertake research in collaboration with and under the supervision of the investigators in order to realise the objectives of the COMBAT-AID Project. Full details about the project with links to the collaborators can be found at: Details about the School Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) can be found at and the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) at


Applicants at Research Assistant level must have an Undergraduate or Masters’ degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Data analytics, AI, Mathematics or a related topic, most likely with experience in employment or research.


Applicants at Postdoctoral Research Assistant level must have a PhD awarded in Computer Science, Data analytics, AI, Mathematics or a related topic.


All applicants are expected to demonstrate experience of working in a collaborative inter-disciplinary setting, preferably medical. Knowledge of probability and statistics is essential, with experience of the analysis of data and building statistical or AI models, particularly Bayesian networks, preferred.


This a full time posts for 32 months starting 1 Feb 2020 (or as soon as feasible after this date). The starting salary will be in the range £31,613-£33,324 (Research Assistant) or £34,220- £38,084 (Postdoctoral Research Assistant) inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. Part time working or job share will be considered; please state this clearly on your application.


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. 


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr William Marsh (


To apply, please click on the link below.

Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents, e.g., PhD thesis/Research papers, are not forwarded to the interview panel.


The closing date for applications is 5 January 2020.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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