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Job reference: HUM-024793
Salary: £36,024-£44,263 per annum depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Management Sciences and Marketing
Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/04/2024
Contract Duration: 24 Months
School/Directorate: Alliance Manchester Business School

Job Description

Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate (quantitative research and data analytics) to join a team of academics, software developers and healthcare professionals and contribute to a quantitative evaluation of AI and data-driven decision-making in mental health. The primary aim of this 2-year project is to evaluate the efficacy and compatibility of the Management and Supervision Tool (MaST) provided by Holmusk, which is the first data-driven and AI-enabled decision support tool for clinicians in the adult Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) of the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH).

The postholder will lead the quantitative evaluation of the efficacy of MaST and its AI components. This will entail (1) analysing the costs and effects of alternative mental health interventions, (2) evaluating the current clinical efficacy of MaST and its AI components, and (3) applying alternative machine learning and AI algorithms to evaluate the associations between Risk of Crisis and predictor variables. The postholder will lead quantitative evaluation and data analytics, and draft reports and manuscripts. 

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.         

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Yu-wang Chen

Professor of Decision Sciences and Business Analytics

Alliance Manchester Business School | Room 3.074 | The University of Manchester | Booth Street West | Manchester | M15 6PB.



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