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Research Fellow in Health Data Science/Epidemiology

UCL - Institute of Health Informatics (IHI)

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £42,099 to £50,585
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th February 2024
Closes: 26th February 2024
Job Ref: B02-06457

About us

UCL established the Institute of Health Informatics (IHI) in August 2014 and is part of the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences, which is part of the School of Life and Medical Sciences.

The aim of the Institute of Health Informatics is to conduct quality research that leverages big data and health and bioinformatics approaches to improve health at local, national, and international levels. Our cutting-edge programs of research span the areas of Discovery Science, Precision Medicine, Learning Health Systems, Public Health and Citizen Driven Health.

About the role

The Institute of Health Informatics is looking to appoint a Research Fellow in Health Data Science / Epidemiology to join our welcoming and vibrant Institute. This position presents a unique opportunity to join a team of experienced health data scientists, informaticians, statisticians and clinical epidemiologists and contribute significantly to the statistical analysis and subsequent presentation of results from large scale national and rich local health record data resources. The Research Fellow will work closely with our expert team to help deliver a new project aiming to define and analyse all diseases which are captured in electronic health records (“The Disease Atlas”). The postholder will be responsible for planning and conducting data analysis using data from a range of sources to understand disease-treatment indications and their regional variation, produce interactive visualizations of the results generated, and build reproducible analytic pipeline! s and too ls for use by other researchers.

The post is funded until 31 March 2026 after which further funding may become available.

The salary for this position will be Grade 7 (£42,099 - £50,585 per annum).

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £37,332 - 39,980 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

For an informal discussion please contact Natalie Fitzpatrick at .

For any queries regarding the recruitment process please contact Anita Gorasia at .

About you

If you believe you meet the requirements why not come and be part of this unique and exciting opportunity and be part of something where you feel included, valued and proud.

The Research Fellow must have a PhD in epidemiology, data science or other related field or relevant experience. You will have strong statistical analysis programming skills (e.g. in Spark either via Python or SQL) applied to large scale electronic health record data from hospitals or primary care as well as experience of analysing multi-source electronic health records based on ICD-10 and SNOMED-CT coded data.

What we offer

We will consider applicates to work on a parttime, flexible and job share wherever possible. As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are:, 41 Days holiday (pro rata for part time staff) (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days), additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme, defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE), cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan, immigration loan, relocation scheme for certain posts, on-Site nursery, on-site gym, employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service, discounted medical insurance.

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

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