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DISCnet Teaching Fellow in Data Intensive Science

School of Physics & Astronomy

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Pro rata per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (Until 31/05/2021)
Closing Date:  Thursday 29 October 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1294220WF

The University of Southampton, School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the role of DISCnet Teaching Fellow in Data Intensive Science. DISCnet, the Data-Intensive Science Centre in the South East Physics Network, is a multi-institutional Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) funded through STFC and hosting about 50 post-graduate research students. 

At the heart of DISCnet is our first year training programme in data science techniques to provide our physics and astronomy PhD students with a head start into their data-intensive research projects and prepare them for their non-academic placements. We are looking for an individual who can develop, tailor, and deliver modules in Big Data techniques, Statistics, and Machine Learning. Some course material is already available and can be adapted.

You will:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of the three training modules from planning to delivery;
  • Provide high-quality training to our DISCnet PhD students in residential/in-person and remote/online settings;
  • Work with the DISCnet Training Committee to ensure effectiveness of our training programme.

The role requires an individual with a strong background in computer science and/or astronomy/particle physics, with relevant expertise in data-intensive techniques to be able to create effective training modules. You will need to have excellent communication skills and teaching potential to deliver the modules to the students. A detailed job description can be downloaded below.

More information about DISCnet can be found here.

We are happy to consider flexible work arrangements for the successful candidate, reflecting the multi-institutional nature of DISCnet.

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality.  The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.  Both the University of Southampton and Physics and Astronomy are proud to hold Athena Swan Silver Awards.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803 or email  Please quote reference 1294220WF on all correspondence. 

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Physics and Astronomy

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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