Call for DSI Health Theme Lead


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Call for DSI Health Theme Lead: Help Shape the Direction of Lancaster’s Data Science Institute

With the recent appointment of Prof Jo Knight as DSI Co-director we are seeking applicants for a new theme lead in Health Data Science. Working with the support of the Directors, theme leads play a significant role in shaping the mission of the institute. Major duties of these roles are to provide research leadership and mentoring in the areas for which they are responsible, to participate in the overall management of DSI and to organise events and activities to catalyse new research. Theme leads form a key part of DSI’s management team and have a significant role in defining both strategic and operational activities.

Start dates are flexible but no later than the 1st Jan 2020. Theme leaders would normally be appointed for a period of three years, and may be renewed. The post is open to suitably qualified academic staff who have a track record of, and commitment to, data science research in the identified areas.

Prospective candidates are invited to discuss their applications informally with the DSI’s Directors (Nigel Davies: nigel@comp.lancs.ac.uk and Jo Knight: jo.knight@lancaster.ac.uk). Candidates should submit a one page statement of their interest in the role outlining their relevant experience and their vision of the topics that could form the focus of the theme area, together with an accompanying CV. We would expect theme leadership to be a significant commitment (e.g. 1 day a week) and before submitting an application, candidates should discuss it with their Head of Department and obtain consent in principle. Expressions of interest should be received no later than 18th November, and sent to dsi@lancaster.ac.uk with the Subject Title: Theme Leader Application.


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