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Current opportunities to join the Advanced Care Research Centre.

A summary of current Advanced Care Research Centre vacancies is provided below. Applications usually close at 5pm on the noted date.

Please note that all Advanced Care Research Centre vacancies are advertised on the vacancies section of the University of Edinburgh Jobs website, where it is possible to set up personalised email notifications for future vacancies of interest.​

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Research Associate

Closing Date: 04/03/2021, 05:00 PM

We welcome applications for a postdoctoral position on statistical data processing, from candidates with scientific computing, applied mathematics or computational statistics background. The post will entail both independent research work as well as in collaboration with other researchers on the New Technologies of Care, from the Schools of Engineering, Informatics, and Medicine. You will contribute to the research, analysis and development of randomised sketching algorithms for streaming sensor data, in the context of assisted living AI.

The overarching goal of this task is to develop randomised sketching algorithms equipped to identify latent low-dimensional structure in streaming data from wearable and embedded sensors. A 'sketch' of a large amount of data is a small data structure that captures or approximates certain characteristics of the original data. This is critical in allowing to summarise such data to workable sizes by extracting the most informative samples. This is particularly important in situations where decisions cannot be made solely on the basis of a small batch of data but by looking at historical data and trends over prolonged period of times, during which streaming data accumulate to prohibitively-large dimensions. The main responsibility is thus to develop data-sketching strategies based on randomised numerical linear algebra to serve a number of processing tasks, including behaviour model learning, noise filtering, and anomaly detection.

The post will require frequent interaction with the teams developing the sensor platforms, the models, and decision-making algorithms at the Schools of Engineering, Informatics and Medicine, and it is also supported by several industrial partners operating in the assisted living technologies sector. The post holder is expected to work closely with the PI to design the sketching algorithms subject to different specifications (memory, speed and complexity constraints), and analyse their performance theoretically and computationally. This will involve physiological data, motion monitors and video signals arriving in asynchronous fashion. We will explicitly consider vector and tensor data types.

Fixed Term, 3 years,  Full Time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum

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Research Fellow

Closing Date: 18/02/2021, 05:00 PM

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in social science with demonstrable experience in qualitative/ethnographic research in health or social care research, and specialist expertise in life-course approaches to health, care, social care or personal decision-making.

Joining the qualitative work stream of a multi-disciplinary, transformational programme of ageing-related research, the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC), funded by Legal and General in collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh and Newcastle, to research and develop innovative solutions for the care of people in later life, contributing to tackling the global challenge of promoting and maintaining ‘healthy ageing’.

Your skills and attributes for success: PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant social science discipline, with training or skills relevant to the component, most likely a background in the sociology or anthropology of health and/or social care, social geography, human geography.

  • Demonstrable post-doctoral or equivalent work experience, particularly critical engagement in conceptual and theoretical work on care, social inequalities and the political economy of the lifecourse.
  • Relevant postdoctoral experience (or equivalent work experience) of conducting ethnographic and/or qualitative research (including fieldwork), and postdoctoral experience relevant to the component.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations and ability to communicate with academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills, supported by good IT skills. 

Fixed Term, 3 years,  Full Time (35 hours per week)

Post ends 28th February 2024

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum

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