LIDA Data Scientists x 9

  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds, UK
  • 02/05/2022
Full time Data Science Machine Learning Business Intelligence Statistics Biostatistics

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£25,627 a year

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LIDA Data Scientists x 9

Do you have excellent numerical skills, with experience of using statistical or predictive techniques? Do you have a keen interest in using data science for public good? Do you want to be part of a successful, leading research Institute?

The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is offering 9 data scientist development posts to help advance research activity across each of its constituent areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI), health informatics, urban analytics, statistical and mathematical methods, and visualisation and immersive technologies.

This is a clearly-defined training and development role for early-career data scientists. The LIDA Data Scientist Development Programme provides an outstanding opportunity to develop skills that are in high demand within industry and academia, both nationally and globally, within a growing, state-of-the-art facility. Our offer to those employed on the Programme includes the chance to:

  • Own delivery of data science project(s) and get hands-on technical experience using real data;
  • Establish links with project partners (internal or external) and work to provide solutions to real-world challenges;
  • Build skills and knowledge in advanced analytics, not only through mentorship and applied research, but also through on-site training opportunities in statistical analysis, visualisation, research methods and computer programming;
  • Work alongside leading scholars as part of the LIDA team and gain valuable work experience.

LIDA is committed to supporting the University’s Equality and Inclusion Framework and particularly encourages applications from groups currently under-represented on the Programme and within LIDA. These include women; Black; Asian; Minority Ethnic (BAME); and disabled candidates. One post out of the total 9 is reserved for BAME candidates only, at the request of the funder, the ESRC Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre, as part of the funder’s commitment to increasing opportunities for BAME candidates in the field of data science. For clarity, BAME applicants are encouraged to apply for any of the data scientist posts we currently have on offer on the Programme as well as that which is reserved for BAME candidates only.

You will be a graduate (Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD) in a relevant field and will have excellent numerical skills that may have been gained in the context of quantitative social science, computing, mathematics/statistics, medical bioinformatics or population studies.

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds a Bronze award.

The Programme welcomes applications from international candidates, who may be eligible for a skilled worker visa for this role.