Postdoctoral Research Associate in Data Science for Mental Health

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Salary Range: 

£33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Appointment Term: 

3 years

Closing Date: 

Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Terry Lyons at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a three-year fixed-term position, funded by the EPSRC until 30th April 2025 as part of the Programme Grant Unparameterised multi-model data, high order signatures and the mathematics of data science (DATASIG) and will be part of a multi-university research group (Imperial College London, University College London and University of Oxford) with a hub at the Alan Turing Institute, focusing on innovative data science, as well as working with Psychiatrists in Oxford.

The project will involve working closely with the PI, Professor Terry Lyons FRS, CO-I’s and wider DataSıg team, in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry in Oxford, to make useful inference from data concerning the mental health of individuals. The core objective of the research programme is to use modern methodologies to create a ground shift in the availability and effective use of passively captured, de-identified, high-frequency personal data (evolving mood, stress levels, CRIS) to create informed longer-term feedback on the wellbeing of patients. The successful candidate will also work with researchers to develop signature methods and rough path techniques as systematic tools for understanding the types of complex multimodal data arising in the mental health context.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, or be close to completing, a doctorate in mathematics, multi-modal data analysis, or other field related to the Programme. They will possess the imagination, capability, and motivation to use data science effectively to add value to our research in mental health; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and demonstrate a willingness and ability to work effectively with a team of researchers and across disciplines to contribute towards the overall aims and objectives of the Programme.

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 155387.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Monday 31st January 2022 can be considered.

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