King's College London

Research Associate in Clinical Informatics

Reference: THW/17/059639/000824
Salary Details: Grade 6, £32,958 - £36,001 per annum
Allowances: £2,623 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

We have an exciting opportunity for a research associate to join our Informatics team ( at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre at King’s College London ( in a unique collaboration with the School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH, Sweden. This post is a Fixed Term Contract for one year.

The team works in close collaboration with researchers and clinicians from across the King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (, the GATE team at the University of Sheffield (GATE, and the Healthcare Text Analytics Group at Manchester University (, as well as other international research groups in clinical Natural Language Processing.

The team is involved in developing a variety of world leading research programmes at King’s Health Partners including the NIHR Bioresource and the Clinical Records Interactive Search (CRIS) system at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, an innovative resource built by the Maudsley BRC which allows researchers access to de-identified NHS electronic health records data to enhance clinical research for patient benefit.

The post holder will work as part of a wider research project entitled Measuring Duration of Untreated Psychosis by Extraction of Symptom and Treatment Onset from mental health records using language technology (MeDESTO) funded by the Swedish Research Council (2015-00359), Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, Co-fund, Project INCA 600398. Particular focus is placed on the development of solutions for semantic aspects of Information Extraction development, e.g. negation, temporality, severity. Advanced programming, text data manipulation and analysis skills, e.g. in python, Java or similar, are required.

Positioned at the University/NHS Trust interface the posts offer an exciting opportunity to work with an internationally leading multi-disciplinary team of researchers and clinicians to accelerate advances in translational clinical research and experimental medicine and transform mental and physical healthcare through the power of big data.

The selection process will include competency based questions, a presentation, an assessment and a panel interview.

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Closing date: 04 August 2017

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If you have questions about this role, please contact: Dr Rina Dutta, Email:,

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