Health Informatician - Health Data Research UK
The Wellcome Sanger Institute
20th June 2019
£44159 - £53432
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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.
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
Knowledge of approaches for linking healthcare records
Experience of supervising junior colleagues
A track record of authoring scientific publications
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