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Health Informatician - Health Data Research UK
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Recruiter: The Wellcome Sanger Institute
Listed on: 20th June
Location: Cambridge
Salary/Rate: £44,159 - £53,432
Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Reference: 83535_1561045292
Contact Name: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Salary in the region of £44,159 - £53,432 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits

Fixed term contract - 3 years

We seek an experienced Health Informatician to curate electronic health record (EHR) data from a variety of sources, harmonising existing coding to ensure they are compatible with other major UK and international data repositories, e.g. UK Biobank and the CHARGE consortium. The Health Informatician will also be responsible for deriving new variables from EHR data and will contribute to the integration of molecular, genomic and imaging data with clinical information from EHRs.

Candidates should have a higher degree or equivalent experience in one of the following subjects: bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, statistics. Candidates should also have: prior experience of working with large-scale data relating to healthcare and deriving variables from electronic health records; experience of programming in a structured programming language such as SAS, Perl, Java, or Fortran 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 programming, preferably in a structured programming language such as SAS, Perl, Java, or Fortran
  • 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 approaches for linking healthcare records
  • Experience of supervising junior colleagues
  • A track record of authoring scientific publications

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity's greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.  Closing date for applications: 18th July 2019 

Interview date: 23rd July 2019 



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