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Informatics and Study Support (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Haematology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 22nd April 2019
Job Ref: RB18590

The NIHR BioResource for Translational Research is seeking an Informatician to play a key role in research study support which underpins the NIHR BioResource's operational model. This will include: 

  • Linking of biomedical, demographic, phenotypic and Omics data that form the NIHR BioResource data assets to enable integrative research supported at both national and local levels.
  • Preparing datasets for recall based research studies for the available volunteers for national and local BioResource studies
  • Analysis, transformation of data to satisfy needs of the researchers
  • Inform data capture, analysis and formats
  • Data protection, anonymisation and security

The role will also involve helping the collaborating BRCs/CRFs in the NIHR BioResource to implement effective data frameworks and policies for their respective local BioResource centre. 

The NIHR BioResource for Translational Research provides the major nationally-accessible resource of over 100,000 volunteers from the general population and patients with common and rare diseases, all of whom are willing to participate in and support medical and experimental research studies. Volunteers will have consented to be recalled according to their genotype and/or phenotype to participate in academic and industry-led experimental medicine and clinical research studies. NIHR BioResource aims to provide a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and investigate the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, and will add another 200,000 volunteers by the end of March 2022. 

Further details on the NIHR BioResource can be found on our website, 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance. 

Location: NIHR BioResource for Translational Research, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre).

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Jyoti Khadake, 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

The closing date is 22 April 2019, with interviews to be confirmed. 

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager. 

Please quote reference RB18590 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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