Data Scientist/Programmer

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is expanding the team of data scientists, researchers, programmers, and statisticians who work with large primary care datasets (such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink – CPRD), and other electronic health records.

We are therefore seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated data scientist with experience in medical statistics, epidemiology data management, or a related discipline.

The successful applicant will undertake collaborative research on a range of topics using data in large electronic health records systems, such as the CPRD. Current research focuses on several disease areas including cancer, diabetes, asthma, chronic kidney disease, arthritis, chronic heart disease, and other long-term conditions, as well as consultation behaviours. The postholder will have the opportunity to undertake teaching within the University at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The post provides an outstanding opportunity to undertake and develop high impact quantitative research using electronic health data. The successful applicant should hold a relevant Master's degree; have good communication skills, including the ability to write for publication and present results at meetings and conferences; and have demonstrable programming, analytical, and statistical skills and experience of working with large, complex datasets.

This post is offered full-time for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 16 October 2017 and we anticipate interviews will be held week commencing 30 November 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

Closing Date: 16-OCT-2017 12:00

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