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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/04/2021.

Senior Data Scientist

Job Reference: 271-RD-3000528

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Data Science Research
Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust, London
£52,643 - £58,558 per annum pro rata inclusive

Thanks to the generous support of Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity, we have received funding to establish a Clinical Informatics Research Programme (CIRP) at GOSH DRIVE. The CIRP supports a number of academic projects in partnership with Higher Educational Institutes across the UK. Research themes currently established include Data analytics, Machine Learning, Disease modelling and Human Computer Interaction.


We are looking to recruit an experienced Data Scientist who will become a member of the CIRP team. The post holder will have responsibility for the day-to-day management and oversight of CIRP data science research projects.

The post is available immediately and is funded until 31.3.24, with potential for extension.

This is an excellent career development opportunity for a data scientist with an interest in healthcare data. In addition to managing research funded through the CIRP, the post-holder will have the ability to develop their own research interests within the scope of the programme.


The Senior Data Scientist for the CIRP will manage a Data Scientist, interns and PhD students funded through the CIRP. The post holder will support the supervision of Masters, Undergraduate and visiting students, as well as providing academic supervision to visiting students hosted at GOSH DRIVE through our collaboration with the UCL Industry Exchange Network (IXN), providing academic support and mentorship.


The post holder will provide technical support, give feedback on written reports, and will support the presentation of research at scientific meetings. They will lead data science research projects in collaboration with GOSH staff, and will work with our Academic Partners to support, and lead, research projects funded by the CIRP.


The post holder will oversee all data science research funded through the CIRP and is responsible for:

  • Leading data science research funded through the CIRP, supporting the vision of the GOSH Research Hospital and the GOSH Research, Digital and Data Strategies;
  • Managing the Data Scientists, interns and students within the CIRP team;
  • Managing the continual development of the data science research, overseeing all CIRP funded data science projects to ensure completion on time and according to quality standards;
  • Leading the development and deployment of new data science infrastructure, frameworks, methods and tools in accordance with best practice to support efficient data science workflows;
  • Liaising with other functions in the Trust, including Information Services, Business Intelligence, ICT on infrastructure, to ensure a coordinated approach on Data Science and support standardisation;
  • Ensuring all data science support provided to researchers and other staff members meets the minimum standards required and follows best practice guidelines;
  • Contribute to the development of the CIRP Data Science Strategy as required.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gemma Molyneux

Clinical Informatics Research Coordinator

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

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Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

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