We seek an enthusiastic Health Informatician / Data Manager to curate electronic health record (EHR) data from a variety of sources, and to derive new variables by applying existing code lists and algorithms from major UK and international initiatives, e.g. UK Biobank and CALIBER. The Health Informatician will also contribute to the integration of molecular, genomic and imaging data with clinical information from EHRs, and be responsible for preparing extracts of data for analysis.

Candidates should have a higher degree or equivalent experience in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics or statistics. They should have: experience of working with large-scale healthcare datasets and deriving variables from electronic health records; experience of programming in one or more relevant programming languages; and excellent attention to detail.

Health Data Research UK is the new national institute for data science for health, which is being established in 2018 with long term (10 year+) funding support from research councils, UKRI, charitable and governmental research funders. The mission of HDR UK is to drive improvements in the health tripartite of patients and populations through research at regional and national scale. To deliver this mission, the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI), EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), and the University of Cambridge (UoC) and its associated hospitals came together as the HDR Cambridge partnership

Essential Skills

  • Higher degree or equivalent experience in one of the following subjects: bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, statistics.
  • Prior experience working with large-scale data relating to healthcare and deriving variables from electronic health records
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to judge priorities
  • Experience of statistical or other programming languages to manipulate large datasets
  • High-level report writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work accurately, with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and organise own workload
  • Good team player
  • Good communication skills

Ideal Skills

  • Knowledge of existing phenotyping algorithms, such as those developed by CALIBER
  • Experience of preparing data extracts for analysis by others
  • A track record of authoring scientific publications

Other information

Please include a CV and a cover letter describing your skills with your application.

Closing Date: 01 December 2019

Job Reference: 83708 

If you would like further information or to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact the hiring manager through: mc27@sanger.ac.uk

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