Database Manager

Imperial College London - Department of Medicine - Division of Infectious Diseases

Full time, fixed term for up to one year

Charing Cross and Hammersmith Campuses with travel to South Kensington Campus

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone with a strong background in database management to work with researchers in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to support a number of key projects using data-linkage to address the high profile challenge of antimicrobial resistance.

The HPRU is a collaboration between Imperial College London, Public Health England, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, The NWL Academic Health Sciences Network, and Cambridge Veterinary School.   One of its four research areas aims to maximise the use of existing data collected within the NHS and by Public Health England for analysis and surveillance, to inform research, clinical practice and policy.  The Unit has access to a variety of medical data from numerous sources making it an interesting and challenging role.

You will join a well-established and dedicated team of epidemiologists, clinicians and statisticians working on a number of innovative projects all pushing science to deliver real benefits for public health. You will also have a particular remit to support a recently established collaboration with the Imperial College Data Science Institute, housing Europe’s largest data observatory. The projects you will support include: a web and mobile application for antibiotic guidance, development of infection surveillance tools, and a case based reasoning tool for prescribing. The case base reasoning tool aims to integrate existing NHS data, advances in diagnostics technology, bacterial genetics and clinical pharmacology into an application, to support the stratified use of antimicrobials.  The project seeks to apply case-based reasoning algorithms to produce prescribing recommendations which in turn support infection doctors in making their prescribing decisions within the hospital.

You will work directly under the supervision of an existing, highly experienced Data Manager providing support to him and to our researchers who require data for their work.  You will build on existing processes for good data quality control, write algorithms for the aggregation, integration and extraction programs, champion the acquisition and linkage of different datasets, act as a point of contact for those wishing to obtain data, prepare data for analysis and provide training where appropriate.

To apply you should have a degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in a computing or scientific subject including formal exposure to database systems and programming.

Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to assess priorities, organise workloads without supervision and initiate action and resolve problems where appropriate

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number HM2016200.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email to request an application form.

Closing Date: 27 October 2016 (BST)

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