9 days ago
  • LevelSenior
  • ProfessionsChief Technology Officer, Software Developer, Website Developer
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy, and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships. We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health. The Data for Science and Health (DSH) team is looking for a Technology Lead to develop, shape and execute projects related to digital technology which advance the strategies of Wellcome’s Mental Health and / or Discovery Research strategies.
Science and health are increasingly computational disciplines: from new tools and methods in artificial intelligence, computational modelling and analysis, to policies and standards for data collection and sharing - the effective use of data and data science is central to the success of Wellcome’s strategy.
We are looking for a Technology Lead to join our team. You will be collaborating with our colleagues in Welcome’s Mental Health and Discovery Research Strategic Programs to develop a vision for the software and digital infrastructure needed to catalyse research in the field.

In this role you will:

  • Health and Discovery Research strategies.Develop, evaluate and execute projects related to digital tools which advance andthe objectives of Wellcome’s Mental
  • Draw on appropriate expertise and data from across physical, biological and social sciences, humanities, industry and other funders to develop a strategic view of the digital technology landscape relevantto Wellcome,
  • Work with the Head of Digital Technologies for Discovery Research and Mental Health, and others in the DSH team, todevelop productive relationships with the Discovery Research and Mental Health teams by generously sharing expertise and developing a mutual understanding of priorities and sharedobjectives.
  • Support digital tools funding across Research Programmes by helping to set and support commonapproaches, providing expert technical advice to other teams and working with the DSH team to develop a portfolio view of digital technologiesacross Wellcome’s current funding andpipeline.
  • Contribute to a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation, collaborating across departments.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the current state of and trends in data & digital technologies in science and health.
  • Technical knowledge or training relevant to our Mental Health and/or Discovery Research programs. In particular we are interested to hear from candidates with a background in advanced longitudinal data analysis methods and / or experience in designing or developing data platforms that catalogue, curate and enable sharing of life sciences / mental health data.
  • An analytical and entrepreneurial approach to identifying and pursuing high-value problems related to data and digital technologies which advance a broader strategy.
  • Ability to thrive in a matrix working environment, working with members of team to develop and deliver complex projects with multiple stakeholders.

Our Hybrid Way of Working

We understand that our colleagues have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days from home.

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do

We are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

Skills Required

  • Technology
  • Software Development
  • Website Development

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