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Vacancy: Data Scientist

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Job Description
The postholder will work at the interface between data science, medical statistics, cardio-renal epidemiology and clinical medicine. They will contribute to original, high impact quantitative research by accessing and interrogating large-scale and complex regional and national datasets, comprising linked biochemistry, diabetes, hospitalisation, mortality, prescribing, renal and transplantation data

UE07 £34,304 – £40,926
Deanery of Clinical Science, Centre for Cardiovascular Science
Fixed Term – 35 hours per week
Start asap for 24 months
1 position

The Opportunity
The postholder will work primarily with clinical researchers to transform and curate linked datasets, and to perform advanced data analytics and statistical modelling. They will be embedded within our growing research team, comprising clinical research nurses and clinician researchers from a variety of public health, primary and secondary care backgrounds. The postholder will also provide guidance to other members of the research group, including undergraduate or postgraduate students and, as our research team grows, they will help to recruit and lead a team of programmers.

Our research team is based within a BHF-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Edinburgh and works closely and collaboratively with a variety of research teams under the auspices of the Centre’s ‘Cardiovascular Healthcare Data Science’ Theme (

  • Data management including the transformation and curation of linked datasets related to the above programme of research (40% of time).
  • Planning, programming and completion of advanced data analytics and statistical modelling (40% of time).
  • Interpretation of data and contribution to manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals (10% of time).
  • Provision of guidance and mentorship to other members of the research group, e.g. undergraduate or postgraduate students (10% of time).

As a valued member of our team you can expect
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our
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The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team
The Centre for Cardiovascular Science (Head of Centre, Professor Andrew Baker) is a world-leading centre of excellence that integrates discovery, translational and clinical cardiovascular research to transform the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with heart and circulatory diseases.

We are working with local, national and international partners and funders to develop solutions to our research challenges with regional and global impact.

Research in the CVS is investigator-led. CVS has 50 principal investigators leading research across four themes: Metabolism Obesity & Diabetes (MOD), Hypertension & Renal (HART), Cardio-metabolic Imaging (CINEMA), and Coronary & Valvular Heart Disease.

The technologies employed within CVS span basic molecular and cell biology, to model organisms (flies, fish, rodents), to clinical trials. The ethos in the CVS is that, whatever their background, investigators can use our network of collaboration and training to deliver fundamental discoveries and implement them in translational research.

CVS hosts two British Heart Foundation research centres: the Centre of Research Excellence (REA3) and the Centre for Vascular Regeneration (CVR).

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Additional Information
You will be based in the University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ.

The position is available immediately for a period of 2 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is noon on14th January, 2022.

Interviews will be held remotely on 28th January, 2022.

Potential applicants who would like to discuss the post are welcome to contact Dr Neeraj Dhaun(Bean) via email at:

Date of placement: 16 December 2021

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