Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistics/Data Science

University of Exeter

Exeter, UK / Hybrid

Application Deadline
£40,745 - £49,841

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

This new full-time post is immediately available until 30 April 2026 on a fixed term basis.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The post

The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in a cardio-metabolic and cardio-oncology clinical epidemiology and data science programmes, led by Professor Umesh Kadam. The Fellow will join the department of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx), which is a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. University of Exeter is also a member of the NIHR School for Public Health Research and the Alan Turing Institute. This University funded post is available immediately for a period of three years.

The successful applicant will innovate, develop and carry out independent research, contributing as a team member to the population-based cardio-metabolic and cardio-oncology epidemiology and informatics programme. Your role will involve the development and application of statistical and machine learning methods as well as guidance on different ways in which observational evidence can be used in risk estimations in the general population with cardio-metabolic disease and cancer. This post will be working externally with the Virtual Card-Oncology Research Institute (VICORI) which is a national network of collaborators, with funding from the British Heart Foundation.

The post will require high-level expertise in machine-learning/biostatistics/medical statistics/epidemiology and observational patient level data, modelling and application of novel statistical methods to measurement of healthcare outcomes.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in Statistics/Data Science and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.

The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able demonstrate evidence of research productivity (including high-quality research publications, presentations); involvement in innovative, high-level medical research; applying statistical modelling techniques to patient level data; experience of a range of statistical software and using simulation-based methods.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

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