Data Science and Business Development Assistant

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7107916 (Ref.No. FBSMB1233)
Posted: August 12, 2022

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?  Do you have a background in data science and business development?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a Data Science and Business Development Assistant, to join our team that analyses big longitudinal data sets to describe the dynamics of transitions in complex systems. Funded by Kidney Research UK, you will assist us working on a data set to describe the transition between normal and abnormal states in humans, in particular kidney disease. In addition, you will assist on gathering data to support the development of a business case for a spin-out company related to our work and help gather information for funding applications.

You will work closely with Dr Sergei Krivov, Dr Stefan Auer and our collaborators in the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust. You should have a degree in a science related subject, with extensive experience in using Python, Jupyter Notebooks, data analysis and standard Machine Learning methods. Experience in analysis of longitudinal data sets and/or clinical datasets is required. Familiarity with the optimal reaction coordinate framework, which is used for the analysis, is desirable. 

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Stefan Auer, Lecturer – School of Chemistry | Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8669 | Email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £23,487 to £27,116 p.a.
Working Time:  35 hours - This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We will consider flexible working arrangements.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 6 months from 1 September 2022)
Release Date:  Thursday 11 August 2022
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 August 2022
Reference:  FBSMB1233


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