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Data Scientist (Fixed Term)

EMINENT is a significant MRC funded initiative, and brings together investigators and researchers from University College London (UCL), the University of Cambridge, the University of Glasgow, the University of Newcastle, Imperial College London and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Researchers gain unprecedented access to GSK's unlicenced clinic-ready asset portfolio which enables experimental medicine studies aimed at enhancing the understanding of disease mechanisms and accelerating the development of novel therapeutics for patients in under-served disease areas.

The overarching aim of EMINENT is to deliver significant scientific progress, to understand disease mechanisms and develop new therapeutic strategies. Impact and success will be assessed across three key areas: Scientific Innovation, Network Cohesion, and Building Research Capacity through creating a cadre of scientific and clinical leaders promoting the benefits of multiple partner clinical/ preclinical studies holding a rich base of knowledge and skills developed within the unique industrial-academic research environment of EMINENT. The post This post is funded by an innovative partnership between the University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine, the Medical Research Council and Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) and provides an unrivalled opportunity to undertake high quality data science/clinical informatics research in collaboration with GSK. The post is available from October 2017 and the award covers a stipend for up to 2 years.

The Project The project is a unique opportunity to join the collaboration between the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage. The successful candidate will join Dr Charlotte Summers' research team at the University of Cambridge. The project seeks to develop stratified interventions for patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome by discovering new disease endotypes, to facilitate the idenfication of new target mechanisms using biostatistical analysis.

The successful applicant will spend time based at GSK, Stevenage, embedded with their world-leading Respiratory Data Science group, led by Dr Lindsay Edwards. A structured mentoring and training environment will be provided to support academic development.

For general queries on EMINENT please contact Professor Edwin Chilvers (Director), on 01223 762007; and for informal queries regarding this post, please contact Dr Charlotte Summers For further information on EMINENT go to:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is the 31st August 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC12972 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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