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Data Analyst

Imperial College London - Faculty of Medicine

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £38,977 to £43,360 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd June 2024
Closes: 14th June 2024
Job Ref: MED04610
 

Location / Campus: Chelsea and Westminster Campus - Hybrid

Salary: Research Job Family, Research Assistant or Research Associate* (Research salary scale)

Location: Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Job Summary

We are looking for a committed and motivated Data Analyst to join our team within Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology in the Division of Metabolism Digestion and Reproduction. The post is NIHR-funded to support the analytical requirements at Imperial for undertaking and delivering the “Real-World Evidence for Decisions in Diabetes (REDDIE)” study. The post will involve innovative analysis using a variety of national and local electronic healthcare records databases to answer research questions with a direct relevance to health policy.  

It will involve working with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and analysts in academic institutions and the NHS to maximise the use of the data to further understanding of the current epidemiology of diabetes and its co-morbidities.

The successful candidate must have an exceptional aptitude for analytical and critical thinking about scientific problems; strong communication capabilities and ability to work well with teams of collaborators; motivation for problem solving; aptitude for interdisciplinary research and teamwork; and ability to work and learn independently. There will be scope for the post holder to transition from mentored to independent research.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to:-

  • Assemble and analyse data within DISCOVER NOW and/or CPRD to answer defined research questions relevant to diabetes
  • Manage data and apply statistical methods for analysing past and future trends in the outcomes in people with diabetes
  • Report and discuss the methods, and results of the analyses with collaborators in different scientific disciplines
  • Line-manage other analysts in the team
  • Coordinate small teams and collaborative working groups engaged in multi-centre research initiatives and studies
  • Ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all findings

Essential requirements

Research Associate: Hold a PhD in demography, population health, global health, biostatistics, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant.

Research Assistant: A first / masters degree (or equivalent) in demography, population health, global health, biostatistics, or a closely related discipline.

Other essential requirements:- 

  • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals
  • Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including Baysian statistics and statistical modelling
  • Programming in statistical analysis software such as STATA, SAS, SPSS, or R
  • An understanding of SQL database structures and queries

Further Information

This is a full time, fixed term post for 2 years based at Chelsea and Westminster

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Prof Jonathan Valabhji j.valabhji@imperial.ac.uk

Apply online via the above ‘Apply’ button.

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