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BHF Data Science Centre Associate Director: Personal Monitoring Data Theme Lead

Health Data Research UK

Location: London
Salary: This post would be suitable as a secondment
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 4th October 2021


Primary base could be anywhere in the UK, but must be willing and able to travel to London and elsewhere (mainly UK) in connection with the role


Approx. 1 day/week for 2 years in the first instance (with the possibility to extend longer term). A lesser or greater time commitment may be considered for the right candidate

Reporting to:      

Director, BHF Data Science Centre (Professor Cathie Sudlow)

About Health Data Research UK

HDR UK is the UK’s national institute for health data science. Our mission is to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. It is funded by UK Research and Innovation, the Department of Health and Social Care in England and equivalents in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and leading medical research charities.

HDR UK was set up in 2018 to support research on health data at scale to advance our understanding of disease and enable new discoveries that will ultimately improve health and care.  We have established national research programmes that use data at scale, and we are building an infrastructure to enable the responsible access and analysis of this data. 

About the BHF Data Science Centre

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre, is building on a £10m initial investment from the BHF to deliver the data and data science needed to address some of the most pressing challenges in heart and circulatory health research. For more information please see our brochure.

The aim of the centre is to enable responsible, ethical research that combines the power of advanced analytic methods with the UK’s large-scale and diverse cardiovascular data. High impact outputs will help to shape better cardiovascular health services, provide patients and health professionals with the tools to make better decisions, and bring the latest medical discoveries to patients across the UK faster than ever before.

Purpose of the post

The Personal Monitoring Data Theme Lead will be a key member of the BHF Data Science Centre leadership team, taking on an Associate Director role. They will work closely with the Director, other Associate Directors and centre staff to identify and prioritise key areas of work in the use of personal monitoring data in cardiovascular research, demonstrating impact at national and international level. They will have an excellent understanding of, and expertise in, the use of personal monitoring data in health research and a strong commitment to developing linked healthcare data-enabled approaches to improve understanding, monitoring and management of cardiovascular disease.

This part-time role would provide leadership and strategic planning in the use of large-scale personal monitoring data for the cardiovascular research community, to meet the wider objectives of the BHF Data Science Centre in improving cardiovascular health, through the use of large-scale data and innovative analytical methods. There will be overlap with the centre’s other thematic areas and collaborative working with other leads across these themes is expected.

Application Process

For the full job description and for details to how to apply, click on the apply button above.

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 4th October 2021 at 5pm.

Health Data Research UK is an equal opportunities employer.

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