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Database Manager

Imperial College London - Epidemiology and Biostatistics/Public Health/Medicine

Location: London
Salary: £31,770 to £36,009 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th August 2018
Closes: 23rd August 2018
Job Ref: MED00697

Campus: St. Mary’s Campus, Paddington

This is an exciting opportunity for a Database Manager to join a leading group at the cutting edge of developments in public health and cancer. The Database Manager will work in the Continuous Update Project, a project funded by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF,, that aims to regularly update the epidemiological evidence on the role of diet, nutrition, anthropometric characteristics and physical activity on cancer prevention and cancer prognosis.

You will work closely with a team of seven nutritional epidemiologists from Imperial College London who will update the database. Your main task will be the management of the WCRF- Continuous Update Project database. The database was developed in MySQL with an interface for data entry and extraction in Java. You will do the database maintenance, and upgrade the database and the application tools according to the needs of the project.  In coordination with IT specialists in the department, you will secure the access and backup of the data. You will produce summaries of the data and will export data for tabulation and statistical analyses by request of the team members.

The ideal candidate must hold a numerate first degree or higher degree or equivalent. Experience in database management, excellent knowledge and experience in the use of MySQL, programming in Java and basic knowledge of statistic are required. Experience in the use of Excel, the writing of technical reports and conducting statistical analysis will be advantages.

This is a full-time post from October 1st 2018 until 30th September 2019, with possibility of extension, based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington.

Closing date: 23 August 2018 

Reference: MED00697 

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For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Teresa Norat, project leader at Imperial College - email: 

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System.  Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route. 

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