Work with us: Employment and PhD opportunities

There are multiple opportunities available within our large pan-London precision medicine informatics group based at King’s College London and the Farr Institute, UCL, working at the interface of genomics, electronic health records and wearables and their integration into the health system. Immediate posts are available for senior software developers in the areas of wearables and electronic health records with additional posts for data scientists coming shortly.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Data Science (Ref. R7/MKJ/0325/18-DB)
    HoursFull Time
    Contract TypeFixed-Term/Contract
    Placed on12th February 2018
    Closes11th March 2018
    Job RefR7/MKJ/0325/18-DB

    We wish to appoint a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral data scientist to work on an exciting collaborative project to bring health informatics to cardiology data, delivering answers to key clinical questions. The candidate will have access to the electronic health record (EHR) of the longest running EHR in the UK in near real-time, presenting huge opportunities for high impact research and direct patient benefit. They will have access to data made available through CogStack ( and semEHR (doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx160) including 12 million documents (~250 million structured data items and ~20 million patient transactions) with new data generated in near real-time. The opportunity is to develop models for prediction, trajectory modeling and stratification. Previous experience in health informatics, biostatistics and machine and deep learning is highly desirable. A background in EHR research and multiple large datasets would also be helpful, but not essential. The candidate should be well-organised, highly motivated and an excellent team-player.

    This is a collaborative project between the King’s BHF Centre of Research Excellence (Prof Ajay Shah) and the Precision Health Informatics ( group, part of the Centre for Translational Informatics and the Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (Prof Richard Dobson). The post is based at the Denmark Hill Campus of King’s College London, with access to state-of-the-art facilities.

    Further Details

    The salary will be paid at Grade 7, starting salary of £41,212 to £49,149 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.
    This post will be a Fixed Term Contract for 2 years.
    This is a Full-time – 100% full time equivalent.
    The selection process will include a panel interview.

    For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Prof Ajay Shah at or Prof Richard Dobson at

    To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

     The deadline for applications is midnight on 11 March 2018.