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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.​

Research Fellow in Knowledge Representation for Medical Articial Intelligence

Closing Date: 09-Sep-21

The Centre for Population Health Sciences at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for an experienced research fellow to develop and validate AI tools to predict the risk of serious adverse events in people with multiple conditions.

The AI and Multimorbidity: Clustering in Individuals, Space and Clinical context (AIM-CISC) programme is an ambitious inter-disciplinary programme of research focusing on the application of advanced AI methods to better understand and address the increasing challenge posed to healthcare systems by multimorbidity (when people have multiple chronic conditions).  This role will involve the extraction, representation and integration of multi-dimensional knowledge from diverse sources to allow insights and predictions using AI-based techniques.

Salary: UE07 £34,304 - £40,927

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Senior Health Data Scientist and Statistical Platform Lead

Closing Date: 14-Sep-21

We are looking for an experienced, ambitious and self-motivated data scientist / statistician with an extensive track record carrying out independent, quality research using health data, to join our internationally acclaimed COVID-19 research team. This is a very senior role which will lead a team of analysts to develop and implement the statistical methodologies and techniques required to address emerging research questions and oversee systematic reporting on vaccine safety and efficacy from the EAVE-II dataset. The post holder will also lead on preparation of major new funding bids to develop this research area. This is a fixed term post due to current funding limitations, and may therefore suit a senior researcher interested in short term secondment opportunities to develop their career.

Salary: UE09 £53,348 - £60,022

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BREATHE Hub Data Analyst

Closing Date: 15-Sep-21

BREATHE – The Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health, is seeking to recruit an outstanding Data Analyst who will be responsible for assisting with BREATHE-led research projects, data curation and meta-data cataloguing so that datasets are made available securely for research, development and innovation taking place across industry, academia and the NHS.

You will play a key role in facilitating respiratory research and coordinating the curation and improvement of nationwide datasets to enhance data utility and focus on research efficacy for collaborators from multiple sectors. 

Our focus is on ensuring that data is as usable as possible for respiratory science research, and there will be the opportunity to work across projects involving national organisations working towards bettering our understanding of, and care provided to, respiratory conditions. You will work with a diverse range of project partners based at various UK locations and from a variety of sectors.

This is an exciting and challenging role that requires a motivated individual. You will have experience working with longitudinal linked data, and with statistical analysis and database management skills. You will also have knowledge of multiple software packages and query languages due to the diversity of data we work with.

You will have professional accountability to the Hub Data Programme Manager and will report to the Hub Operations Manager. 

Salary: UE07 £34,304 - £40,927

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Research Fellow

Closing Date: 16-Sep-21

The Centre for Medical Informatics at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for an outstanding Research Fellow.

Reporting to, and working with, Dr Miguel O. Bernabeu you will conduct research centred around the development of novel multiscale mathematical models of microvascular biomechanics and mechanobiology for the study of vascular development and disease. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated post-doctoral researcher to join, and become a key player in, the Leducq Foundation Transatlantic Network of Excellence “ATTRACT: arterial flow as attractor for endothelial cell migration – a new concept in vascular malformation and stroke regeneration” ( The network brings together world-leading groups on vascular biology, genetics, computational biology, and stroke from seven institutions: Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin, Uppsala University, University of Lisbon, The University of Edinburgh, Duke University, Yale University, Barrow Neurological Institute. Along with Dr Bernabeu, you will be responsible for the mathematical modelling efforts in the network and will have access to unique datasets providing insight into multiple scales of regulation of vascular patterning and mispatterning. You will produce material for publication and dissemination and engage with the rest of the study network partners (including travel to network meetings, both national and international) to ensure delivery of a cutting-edge multidisciplinary programme of research.

Salary: UE07 £34,304 - £40,927

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Research Fellow in Health Economics

Closing Date: 16-Sep-21

Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for a new Research Fellow in Health Economics to undertake analyses of existing funded trials for 1 year in first instance, with a view contract extension subject to securement of future grants.

The post-holder will join a programme of research that is applying cutting-edge methods in the economic analysis of healthcare data and decision analytic modelling in applied health contexts. Through this research, they will contribute to and support the development of the Health Economics section of ECTU and the wider Usher Institute.  The post-holder will provide specialist advice in the set-up phase of studies and be involved with economic evaluation, and undertake modelling and applied economic analysis of health service research data, predominantly from clinical trials, with support from senior staff.

Salary: UUE07 £34,304 - £40,927

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