Job offer available in Scotland Research Fellow – AR2202HM at University of St Andrews

Start Date: By agreement

Fixed Term for 24 – 30 months

The groups of Programming Languages and Health Informatics seek a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work on the recently funded 3-year EU Horizon 2020 Serums project (

The goal of the Serums project is to put patients at the centre of future healthcare provision, enhancing their personal care, and maximising the quality of treatment that they can receive, while ensuring trust in the security and privacy of their confidential medical data.

Serums aims to: develop new techniques that will allow the delivery of a new form of smart, patient-centric health-care through a holistic approach that integrates home, workplace etc. personal medical care with centralised hospital, specialist consultant and general practitioner provision; establish trust in the correct operation of such a patient-centric smart healthcare system, by developing new mechanisms and techniques that will allow confidential personal medical data to be safely, securely and anonymously shared between healthcare providers, Smart Health Centres, patients, family, personal health monitoring and alarm systems etc, without leaking private information to any unauthorised agents;  ensure that the patient has full control over their personal data, in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and other regulatory frameworks, while allowing rapid exchange of information to support e.g. transnational/cross-border healthcare provision, as required to meet patient needs; demonstrate the effectiveness and generality of Serums’ results by considering multiple disparate use cases, under different national regulatory frameworks, and to ensure the maximum possible long-term exploitation of these results in future Smart healthcare Provision.

The post will require skills in system development and integration, good understanding of security and privacy, lightweight formal methods, and/or machine learning and deep learning.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Vladimir Janjic ( and/or Dr Juliana Bowles (

The role may be offered on either a full-time or part-time basis, and flexible working may be available to suit the right candidate(s). More than one appointment may be made, with a suitable division of responsibilities.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and other groups who are under-represented in Computer Science posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

Closing Date: 1 May 2019

Interview Date: 13 May 2019

Please quote ref:  AR2202HM

Further Particulars: AR2202HM FPs.doc


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