Research Associate in Data Science

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Job description

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? We have an exciting opportunity in the University of Sheffield’s Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering for someone with a passion to work across disciplinary boundaries in developing world-class and transformative research in the modelling of social behaviours

This post provides a rare opportunity to work with a truly international, inter-disciplinary, team of colleagues. The project is a five-year collaboration between four world-leading centres in public health research: The University of Sheffield, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto), the Public Health Institute (California) and New York University. The CASCADE (Calibrated Agent Simulations for Combined Analysis of Drinking Etiologies) project is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and led by Dr Robin Purshouse.

You will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in a quantitative subject, such as mathematics, statistics, engineering, geography or psychology. You will have excellent IT skills, including strong experience in at least one of the following programming languages and software environments: C++, Python, R, Matlab or Stata. Postgraduate experience in: data Integration; data modelling and analysis; computer model calibration and validation; or evidence synthesis and/or expert elicitation would be an advantage.

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE) is one of the largest departments devoted to the subject in Europe. We are a world-leading research department, as evidenced by the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) exercise – out of 62 UK institutions specialising in multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary engineering, the Department was ranked first for quality of research publications and third for overall research quality.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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Fixed-term until 30 September 2020

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