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Current opportunities to join the Usher Institute.

 A summary of current Usher Institute vacancies is provided below. Applications usually close at 5pm on the noted date.

Please note that all Usher Institute 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.​

Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Coordinator

Closing Date: 08-Jun-2020

The University of Edinburgh Health & Social Care Data Driven Innovation programme seeks to appoint an experienced Senior Teaching Fellow and programme coordinator for the development and delivery of a new online Master of Science (MSc) in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Health.

Based within the Usher Institute, the post-holder will be an academic with a PhD (or near completion) or equivalent in an appropriate subject related to global health and a strong interest in teaching. The post-holder will lead in the development, co-ordination and online delivery of teaching and will have overall operational responsibility for the programme, including coordination of the dissertation component.

In the initial, development phase of the programme, the main emphasis will be on curriculum design and course development. The emphasis will shift to dissertation coordination, course organisation, teaching and supervision once the programme launches (September 2021).

The post-holder will need to be able to work autonomously to plan a complex programme of work and must be able to co-ordinate and manage the work of others involved in teaching delivery.

The post is available from 01 of August 2020, part-time (17.5 hours per week), for 2 years in the first instance.

Salary: UE08 £41,526 - £49,553

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Research Manager

Closing Date: 10-Jun-2020

The Centre for Medical Informatics at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh seeks an experienced Research Manager.

The Research Manager will work closely with Professor Aziz Sheikh in managing the Allergy and Respiratory Research Group. In particular, this will include day-to-day operational management of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), project management of other research projects within the portfolio as well as management and development of the Scottish Allergy and Respiratory Academy (SARA), which provides training for healthcare professionals.

Successful candidates will be expected to operate at a senior level to strategically plan, develop and manage the administrative aspects of this group and portfolio of projects and also provide line management and support for junior staff.

The post is full-time (35 hours per week), Open Ended and available from August 2020.

Salary: UE08 £41,526 - £49,553

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Senior Teaching Fellow and Dissertation Coordinator

Closing Date: 10-Jun-2020

The University of Edinburgh Health & Social Care Data Driven Innovation programme seeks to appoint an experienced Teaching Fellow and dissertation coordinator for the development and delivery of a new Master of Science (MSc) in Data Science for Health and Social Care (online).

Based within the Usher Institute, the post-holder will be a data scientist who can contextualise their expertise in terms of health and social care. The post-holder will lead in the development, co-ordination and delivery of data science teaching and will have overall responsibility for the dissertation component of the programme. In the initial, development phase of the programme, the main emphasis will be on curriculum design and course development. The emphasis will shift to dissertation coordination, course organisation, teaching and supervision once the programme launches (September 2021).

The post-holder will need to be able to work autonomously to plan a complex programme of work and must be able to co-ordinate and manage the work of others involved in teaching delivery. We are seeking a self – motivated co-ordinator with an academic background in data science, and able to apply this to health and social care and with a detailed knowledge of current on-line teaching and learning methods in higher education. You must be able to work both independently and collaboratively, initiate and organise activities, and to manage and develop others.

The post is available from 1st of August 2020, full time (35 hours per week however part-time would be considered) and 2 years in the first instance.

Salary: UE08 £41,526 - £49,553

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Talent Lead and Programme Director

Closing Date: 10-Jun-2020

The University of Edinburgh Health & Social Care Data Driven Innovation programme seeks to appoint a Senior programme talent lead and director to shape the future of a major new health & social care talent development programme as part of the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative at the University of Edinburgh.

The programme ambition is to enable students and health and social care professionals realise the value of data and, ultimately, to benefit the health and wellbeing of citizens.

Based within the Usher Institute, the post-holder will set the strategy and have operational responsibility for the ‘Talent’ component of the health and social care sector DDI programme: from enhancing the data science component of the undergraduate medical degree to a portfolio of masters degrees and the development of a programme of continuing professional development (CPD) in health and social care data science.

The post-holder will have particular responsibility for leading the development of a new MSc in Data Science for Health and Social Care as Programme Director. This new master’s degree will be delivered online with a start date scheduled for September 2021.

We are seeking a self–motivated leader with project management experience and a detailed knowledge of current online teaching and learning methods in Higher Education. You must be able to able to plan, implement, and articulate to others, coherent and innovative programmes of teaching, including the vision and skills to make a sustained contribution over a period of years.

The post is available from 1st of August 2020, full time (35 hours per week, however part-time hours would be considered) for 2 years in the first instance.

Salary: UE09 £52,559 to £59,135

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