Research Officer and Data Scientist

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Swansea University

Swansea, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
££34,804 to £40,322

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Closing Date


Salary: Grade 08. £34,804 to £40,322 per annum (Pro rata, if part time) together with USS pension benefits

Contract: This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2023. Full-time

Location: Swansea University, Singleton Park Campus (this post is also available for remote working at any UK location, to be discussed upon appointment. However, there is an expectation that post holders attend campus (in Swansea) for up to 10 days per year for in person meetings).

Swansea University is a substantive site of the newly formed Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) which will support world-leading research to develop cutting-edge analytical tools and methodologies to address the most pressing health research questions.

Our site is Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) Wales and Northern Ireland, and is part of the UK wide national institute for data science in health. Our team of experts develop and apply cutting-edge data science approaches to clinical, biological, and genomic data, as well as other multi-dimensional health data to address the most pressing health research challenges facing the public.

We are looking for a Research Officer & Data Scientist to join our team at Swansea University as part of our HDR UK Wales and Northern Ireland site. The post holder will work closely with a variety of organisations/groups that form HDR UK, as well as a variety of others we collaborate regularly with both nationally and internationally, including (but not limited to):

  • The NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS).
  • The Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC-W).
  • Welsh Health Boards, NHS Trusts, or other healthcare or social care organisations.
  • National and International partners in academia, healthcare, government, industry etc.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

We have an under-representation of men in the area of research and would particularly welcome applications from men for this position. We also have an under representation of individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and would encourage applications from these groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.

Applications are sought for individuals with skills and experience in analysis of routine data preferably in health or social care), and a background in epidemiology, statistics, health service research, operational research, or related informatics backgrounds to work on research in the e-records research field.

For further information please contact Mr Ashley Akbari (Senior Research Manager and Data Scientist) at It is currently preferable to make initial enquiries by email.


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