King's College London
The post-holder will work as a member of our Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) multidisciplinary team, focusing on mental health research utilising electronic health records and related data sources. A focus of the role will be to help align KCL educational initiatives, particularly MSc dissertation projects, with CRIS and wider informatics strategic priorities. Attracting and supervising doctoral studentships with similar objectives is also expected. Strategic priorities will include those for the South London and Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Informatics theme, those developed directly from discussions with lived experience experts, and those arising year-on-year through data resource developments. Finally, the post-holder will be expected to help develop collaborations and research output utilising emerging national and London-wide data resources, promoting mental health data science.
The post-holder will be responsible to Prof. Robert Stewart, CRIS Academic Lead, and will work in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
About the Faculty
About the Department of Psychological Medicine
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 54 months
This is a full-time post
• Develop a portfolio of research addressing strategic priorities for mental health data science
• Develop annual portfolios of projects for KCL MSc dissertations, focused on CRIS and wider BRC Informatics Theme strategic priorities
• Build a portfolio of supervised doctoral studentships focused on these priorities
• Contribute to mental health data science educational initiatives at KCL
• Assist in and lead competitive mental health data science research funding bids
• Support the wider body of researchers and clinicians using mental healthcare data from CRIS and related resources, including re-developing a local academic programme and other network- and collaboration-promoting activities.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
The post-holder will have post-doctoral skills, knowledge, and experience in mental health data science, particularly the use of data from mental health records to support clinical and public health research. They will have evidence for this from their published output and successful leadership of projects and collaborations in this field. They will have experience of student supervision and the delivery of teaching in this field and will ideally have sufficient doctoral supervision experience to be able to take on KCL PhD students as a first (lead) supervisor.
1. A doctoral degree in epidemiology, clinical informatics, or a similarly relevant field for mental health data science
2. Experience of successful Masters’ student project supervision
3. Experience of doctoral co-supervision
4. A competitive portfolio of peer-reviewed research publications relevant to mental health data science
5. Teaching experience relevant to mental health data science
6. Experience in using mental healthcare data to support research output
7. A competitive portfolio of relevant cross-disciplinary collaborations
1. Co-supervision of a doctoral student from registration through to an awarded degree
2. Successful peer-reviewed publication of research derived from supervised Masters’ student dissertations
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