Lecturer in Health Data Science (4792)

Lecturer in Health Data Science

Computer Science
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Job Description

The role
What you’ll do
Who you are – Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills required:
How to apply
Employment Visa:

The role

The Department of Computer Science, along with Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB) wish to jointly appoint a Lecturer in Health Data Science. The post-holder will equally split their time between The Department of Computer Science and HDUHB. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to all areas of both organisation’s activities, including research, teaching, and administration.

To make an informal enquiry, please contact Dr Thomas Jansen at thj10@aber.ac.uk

Appointments are normally made within 4 - 8 weeks of the closing date.

What you’ll do

This job description is subject to review and amendment in the light of the changing needs of the University, to provide appropriate development opportunities and/or the addition of any other reasonable duties.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To undertake and supervise research of international standing specific to HDUHB, including writing research papers, applying for grants and supervising research staff and students.
  • To undertake teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • To complete administrative tasks related to teaching and research.
  • To contribute to course and subject development.
  • To support and assist students and contribute to an excellent student experience.
  • To become Fellow or Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (based on previous teaching experience) or obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, unless an appropriate equivalent qualification has already been obtained.
  • To undertake health and safety duties and responsibilities appropriate to the post.
  • To be committed to the University’s Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy, together with an understanding of how it operates within the responsibilities of the post.
  • To be committed to your own development and that of your staff through the effective use of the University’s Effective Contribution Scheme.
  • Any other reasonable duties requested commensurate with the grade of this role.

Main Duties & Responsibilities (within HDUHB)

  • To undertake research activities specific to HDUHB using data sources available.
  • To undertake reviews of existing data science work with suggestions for improvements.
  • To tackle operational problems with known computer science solutions in order to expedite solutions into a production environment.
  • To work with existing technologies, where applicable, available to HDUHB (SQL Server, R, Power BI)
  • To mentor and coach the existing Data Science Team with appropriate technical skills.
  • To be abreast with the latest developments of computer science within healthcare and make proactive suggestions to incorporate into HDUHB.

For Grades 8, additional duties include:

  • To lead modules and co-ordinate the work of staff.
  • Identify ways of improving and enhancing the modules and student experience.

The responsibilities of this vacancy have been matched to the Academic Role Profile Teaching and Research 2 (Grade 7) and 3 (Grade 8). Details of the role profile can be found at:

Grade 7:

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/media/departmental/humanresources/frameworkagreement/acad emicprofiles/TR2.pdf

Grade 8:

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/media/departmental/humanresources/frameworkagreement/acad emicprofiles/TR3.pdf

Who you are – Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills required:


  1. PhD in a relevant subject.
  2. Experience of teaching undergraduate or postgraduate classes in Computer Science, including lecturing, assessment and marking for such courses.
  3. Experience in post-doctorate research in Computer Science or a related subject field
  4. A broad knowledge and understanding of Computer Science, sufficient to support teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  5. Strong potential for original research and innovative applications in areas relevant to HDUHB.
  6. A record of publication in leading international conferences and journals in Computer Science or a related subject area, including a publication that is internationally excellent.
  7. Ability to carry out day-to-day administrative tasks conscientiously, efficiently and in a timely manner.
  8. Strong inter-personal and communication skills, including the capacity to work effectively as part of a team.
  9. A commitment to the future of the Department of Computer Science and Aberystwyth University as centres of excellence in teaching and research.
  10. An ability to understand the bilingual nature of the University and an awareness of the procedures in place to support working bilingually.


  1. Evidence of strong commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary research.
  2. Excellent software engineering skills.
  3. Ability to code using R (within HDUBH)
  4. Oral (spoken) and Written Welsh Level C2.*

*More information on Welsh Language Levels can be found at:


How to apply

To promote a flexible workforce, the University will consider applications from individuals seeking full time, part time, job share, or term time only working arrangements.

Applications for this role must be made through jobs.aber.ac.uk. You are welcome to apply for any vacancy in Welsh or English and any application submitted will be treated equally.


  • Flexible working policy
  • 36.5 – hour week for full-time roles
  • Generous leave entitlements – 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and university closed days
  • Commitment to Professional Development
  • Enhanced contribution to our workplace pension schemes
  • Staff recognition and reward schemes
  • Opportunity to learn the Welsh language for free
  • Staff relocation bursary
  • Maternity, Paternity, Parental and Adoption Leave
  • Staff discount for gym facilities, hospitality, and retail on campus. 

Please keep reading

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities and, those that are currently underrepresented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, candidates with disabilities, and female candidates.

We are a Bilingual Institution which complies with the Welsh Language Standards and is committed to Equal Opportunities. You are welcome to apply for any vacancy in Welsh or English and any application submitted will be treated equally.

Employment Visa:

Under the UK Government’s points-based system scheme, this role does not meetthe criteria to be sponsored by Aberystwyth University (AU) for a Skilled Worker Route (SWR) application.

We welcome international applicants who are eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

Under the points-based system, this role meets the criteria to be sponsored by AU for an SWR application. Please be advised that AU will only support the Certificate of Sponsorship for any employment visas and will not support the payment of the employment visa for the offered candidate and/or dependants.

Any prospective candidates coming to work for AU under the SWR will require a minimum of 70 points, made up of the following:


Skilled Worker Route Points-Based System


Meets (Yes / No)

Mandatory / Non-tradeable Criteria (50 points)

A job offer from a UK licensed sponsor

20 points



Job is above the minimum sponsorable skill level

20 points



Appointed candidate to have appropriate knowledge of the English language*

10 points





Total = 50 points

Tradeable Criteria (dependent on candidate appointed)

Salary meets minimum threshold

20 points



The candidate holds a PhD in a subject relevant to the job

10 points



The candidate holds a PhD in a STEM subject relevant to the job

20 points



The advertised role is on the UK Shortage Occupation List (SOL)

20 points


 *Appropriate knowledge is classed as the following:

  • A national of a majority English speaking country
  • Having an academic degree taught in English (if an overseas degree, must be verified by NARIC)
  • Completing and passing an English language test at Level B1 or above.

For more information, please visit:  https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa