Research Software Engineer

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7255622 (Ref.No. MHLDA1050)
Posted: June 17, 2024

Job Description

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.   We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Would you like to make a difference to data analytics and AI research, education and training in one of the leading Universities in the world? Would you like to develop a career in the emerging field of research data science?

At LIDA our mission, aligned with the University’s strategy is to exploit data science and AI to generate societal impact.

LIDA brings together applied research groups and data scientists from all disciplines, opening up new opportunities to understand health and human behaviour and casting light on the action required to tackle a wide range of health, social and environmental problems. 

LIDA conducts inter-disciplinary and impact-oriented research addressing regional, national and global challenges, by applying cutting-edge data science, machine learning and AI to real-world problems. By working to ensure the effective use of vast data collections to drive research, policy development and public good initiatives, we connect academic research and education with external partners in business, government and the third sector, driving civic engagement and business growth in the North of England and beyond.

Our portfolio of data analytics research and innovation projects is worth over £90 million, with multi-disciplinary communities of over 300 researchers engaged across different programmes and specialist interest areas. LIDA’s research communities are currently focused on three main challenge areas that require interdisciplinary working: Societies, Health and Environment.

Supporting these communities are four cross cutting programmes of work that focus on exploiting and developing our capabilities and capacity within four key methodological data analytics areas; Statistical Data Science, AI and Immersive Technologies, underpinned by technical Infrastructure and expertise. 

You can read more about LIDA’s pioneering research during 2023.

LIDA is underpinned by a nationally accredited, cloud based secure data environment, located in a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting, to a growing portfolio of research projects and education and training programmes from across the University, including those involving highly sensitive and confidential data. 

What we offer in return

•    26 days holiday plus approx. 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!

•    Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 14.5% of salary.

•    Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.

•    Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.

•    Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  


If you are looking for a role that will use cutting edge data science to drive research apply today.

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

Adam Keeley, LIDA DAT Manager

Email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £37,099 to £44,263 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 14 June 2024
Closing Date:  Friday 12 July 2024
Reference:  MHLDA1050


The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.