Chair in Population Health Data Science

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Swansea University


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Role Managed by:

Cara Hirst

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6253


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the Professorial role with USS pension benefits

Closing Date: 25/04/2021

Appointment of Chair in Population Health Data Science

Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. Swansea has a long history of working with business and industry but today the research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of society. Swansea offers a compelling balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life on two beachfront campuses.

Swansea University is one of the most exciting, dynamic and leading health data science centres in the UK and internationally. Population Health Data Science is based in the purposely designed Data Science Building, funded by the MRC, ESRC and Welsh Government. It houses more than 130 data scientists from many different disciplines working in a number of research centres of excellence including: The Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank; Health Data Research UK’s (HDR UK) Wales and Northern Ireland site; Administrative Data Research UK, Wales; MQ Adolescent Data Platform; MytHICAL- Mental Health Informatics in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults; CLIMB: Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics; Dementias Research UK Data Portal; and the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research.

Swansea University and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is recruiting a Professor of Population Health Data Science. We are seeking an established leader in the field of population health data science from a clinical or non-clinical background to join the team. The postholder will be expected to direct an internationally competitive programme of research in the broad area of population health. The appointee should already be established or close to establishing national and international recognition as a leader in this field. The individual will be expected to engage with some of the existing wide-ranging national and international data intensive research collaborations in the Faculty and to develop their own independent collaborations. It is expected that the postholder will take on a senior leadership role within HDR UK and the SAIL Databank.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Cara Hirst +44 (0)20 7340 6253. Applications should consist of a letter of application and a complete curriculum vitae including a publication and research funding list.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th April 2021. Applications will be considered by the Selection Committee in May. Final interviews are expected to take place in early June 2021.

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