Research Fellow in Data Science/Statistics - AR2198RHM
School of Geography & Sustainable Development
Vacancy Description
School of Geography and Sustainable Development, Salary: £33,199 per annum, pro rata, Start Date: As soon as possible, Fixed Term until May 2021
We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Data Science to join a large international, interdisciplinary research project investigating antimicrobial resistance in East Africa. The HATUA consortium (Holistic Approach to Unravelling Antibiotic Resistance in East Africa) is an international collaboration between the UK, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and the US, funded by the National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR), and brings together expertise from medicine, microbiology, biology and social sciences. The purpose of the role will be to provide key data management support for the diverse data being collected during the fieldwork period, and to conduct statistical analysis to investigate the drivers of antimicrobial resistance. The successful post holder will be managing large scale linked quantitative medical and social science data, and would be required to perform statistical analysis to an advanced level. The background of the candidate will be doctoral training in a field involving large scale quantitative data analysis, including: epidemiology, medical statistics, biostatistics, applied mathematics, social statistics, quantitative geography or sociology. 

This is an inter-disciplinary project, based in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development within the Population and Health Research Group (, but working closely across schools with colleagues in Schools of Medicine (See, Biology (see: and the School of Mathematics and Statistics. They would also play a key role in the HATUA consortium by working alongside data analysts in East Africa, and be involved in capacity building activities. There would be the opportunity for international travel and collaboration with East Africa partners.

For further information and to informally discuss the position, please contact Dr. Katherine Keenan,, +44 1334 463951 or Dr Matthew Holden at

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development is working towards an Athena SWAN Bronze award and is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. More information can be found at

Applications are particularly welcome from women (including trans women and non binary) and other groups who are underrepresented in science posts at the University.

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

Please quote ref:  AR2198RHM       

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School of Geography and Sustainable Development
Salary: £33,199 per annum, pro rata
Start Date: As soon as possible
Fixed Term until May 2021