Clinical University Academic Fellow/University Academic Fellow in Health Informatics

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Leeds

Vacancy added: 29.01.2019


Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 10.03.2019


Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in data analytics in healthcare? Do you want to further your career in a world-leading, research-intensive Russell Group University?

With a vision and drive to contribute to a World-Leading research portfolio, as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at The University of Leeds.

This is a unique opportunity to establish your career in a superbly resourced environment based in LIDA, the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, comprising cross-faculty research platforms for academics from a wide variety of disciplines. LIDA was launched in 2014 and incorporates the Leeds MRC Centre in Medical Bioinformatics and the Leeds ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre. LIDA provides a vital bridge from commerce, the public sector and government to academic research, driving new data sets into research and education. LIDA adopts a genuinely multidisciplinary approach combining applied health research with fundamental data science whilst embracing perspectives from philosophy, law, the social sciences and business.

This position will appeal to successful researchers from a number of backgrounds. Those interested in cancer outcomes, musculoskeletal medicine or cardiovascular medicine may be particularly interested. LIDA has a specific focus on the confidential use of electronic patient records and the ways in which these can be linked to other datasets to generate novel insights. Information governance and the ethical implications of data analytics are areas of research. There are opportunities to work closely with a wide range of partners, locally and nationally. These include one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust), local governmental organisations in the region, and The Alan Turing Institute. Several commercial organisations work closely with LIDA.

As a Clinical University Academic Fellow/University Academic Fellow you will have experience in applying data analytics in healthcare research, ideally in an area related to one of our research centres, and will be supported to continue to build your own programme of research activity.

Applications are welcomed from clinically and non-clinically qualified candidates.

Career Pathway:

Tenure track equivalent post requiring successful completion of a 5 year development plan, leading to appointment to a grade 9 Associate Professor, with the potential for accelerated progression.

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For any queries, please email:

To explore the post further, please contact:

Professor Rory O’Connor, Pro-Dean for Researchand Innovation (Faculty of Medicine and Health)

Tel: +44(0)113 343 0671

Email: R.J.O’ 


Application Requirements: 

As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:

  1. A CV
  2. A list of publications
  3. A statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4).
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