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Professor of AI in Healthcare

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About the Role

We are looking for an experienced researcher who is keen to share in the vision of DERI. You will have a clear vision for the growth of the research field, and how DERI is an ideal environment to nurture this. You will become a key member of the DERI leadership team, contributing to our development, as well as inspiring, and leading on expanding research in this space to deliver outstanding, interdisciplinary research achievements.

This role is a research-intensive professorship and one of four key strategic academic appointments to DERI. These roles are unique in that they are dedicated to research and have minimal, if any, teaching responsibilities associated with them. Each post comes with a generous package to facilitate the growth of your research group, and the forging of collaborations, enabling you to seamlessly establish yourself at DERI. This role provides you with exceptional scope to define the research strategy in this area and lead its delivery, working closely with the Director of DERI.

We consider the Healthcare AI theme in the broadest of terms, from discovery to translation. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, computational medicine, healthcare digital twins, health data science, synthetic healthcare data, predictive systems, with relevant approaches such as machine and deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and / or bioinformatics.

About You

You will have a PhD in a relevant field or have an equivalent qualification or experience, with strong research expertise in AI at a national and international level, including publications in internationally renowned journals. You should have a strong track record in delivering collaborative, data-driven biomedical and/or healthcare projects underpinned by machine learning and AI.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via the Queen Mary application portal and should include:

  • A CV
  • A 1-page outline of your vision for the role, and research plans for the next three years


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date in 2023. The starting salary will be on the Professorial Grade and commensurate with skills and experience, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Greg Slabaugh – [email protected].

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 31st July 2023.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality.

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