Usher Institute

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The Usher Institute - where inquiring minds work together to improve lives across the world.

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Join our growing team of academics and professional services staff and work in a vibrant, multi-disciplinary environment.

Our vision is to catalyse the transformation of health in society by working with people, populations and their data.

Our greatest asset is our people, working together to improve public health using evidence-based research.

We are a key applied and translational arm of the Edinburgh Medical School, within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at The University of Edinburgh.

Working with partners across UK and international universities, health and care providers, policymakers, industry and the public is central to our highly collaborative ethos.

Current vacancies

A summary of current Usher Institute vacancies is provided below. Applications usually close at 2359 (UK time) on the noted date.


University Grade

Closing Date

Community Engagement and Involvement Research Fellow (Centre for Medical Informatics)

UE07 £37,099£44,263 19-Apr-2024
Research Administrator (Centre for Medical Informatics) UE05 £25,742–£29,605 19-April-2024
Medical Receptionist (Centre for Population Health Sciences) UE04 £23,144–£25,138 19-Apr-2024
Data Management Support Officer (Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit) UE05 £25,742–£29,605 24-Apr-2024
Assistant Data Manager (Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit) UE06 £31,396–£36,024 24-Apr-2024
Reception and Facilities Assistant (Bayes Centre) UE04 £24,533–£27,181 02-May-2024

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.​

Chancellor's Fellowships

Chancellor's Fellowships are 5-year fellowships, designed to support talented early career researchers to develop into a leading research-active academic at the University of Edinburgh.

More information about Chancellor's Fellow posts on the College website

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Be part of something special

Our research builds on the outstanding heritage of public health, general practice, epidemiology and statistical research at The University of Edinburgh. We are forging new connections between social science, informatics and data science to advance understanding of disease and improve health and care for patients and populations.

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Our teaching and learning is research-led, student focussed.

Staff at the Usher Institute are passionate teachers with a commitment to improving students’ learning experiences, guided by the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).  As highly experienced researchers we also have a wealth of knowledge to ensure that our programmes and courses are topical and informed by the most up-to-date research.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Usher Institute promotes a safe and supportive workplace, regardless of personal characteristics (including but not limited to: sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, socio-economic background, trade union membership, family circumstances, and religious or philosophical belief). We seek to foster an inclusive, fair, respectful culture and a welcoming environment in which all staff and students can flourish.

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Staff Benefits

As an employer, The University of Edinburgh offers continuous support in developing your career through mentoring schemes and various in-house and external training programmes and development opportunities. We understand the importance of family and provides a generous maternity, adoption and paternity leave package, with the option of enhanced leave and operate a tax-free Childcare Voucher scheme.

As part of our reward package, The Univeresity of Edinburgh offers a range of staff discounts from sports, wellbeing and leisure, food and drink and retail.

Find out more on the Human Resources website

Campus and Environment

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City of Edinburgh

The Usher Institute is currently split between two main sites - one in the heart of the City of Edinburgh, and one at Edinburgh BioQuarter - Edinburgh's rapidly expanding Health Innovation District. Scotland’s inspiring capital is one of Europe’s great cultural hubs and an exciting place to work and study.

We will shortly be moving to our new state-of-the-art building at the Edinburgh BioQuarter, due to open in early 2024. This new building will co-locate the Usher Institute with a community of partners from the public, private and third sectors - including small and medium-sized enterprises and health and care providers - working on the shared purpose of developing data-enabled solutions to benefit health and wellbeing.

Edinburgh has been consistently named one of the most desirable places to live in the world. Shrouded by history, this beautiful city is a hive of activity with festivals throughout the year and some of the best restaurants and vibrant nightlife in Scotland.

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