Salary in the region of £44,159 - £53,432 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits
Fixed term contract - 3 years
We seek an experienced Health Informatician to curate electronic health record (EHR) data from a variety of sources, harmonising existing coding to ensure they are compatible with other major UK and international data repositories, e.g. UK Biobank and the CHARGE consortium. The Health Informatician will also be responsible for deriving new variables from EHR data and will contribute to the integration of molecular, genomic and imaging data with clinical information from EHRs.
Candidates should have a higher degree or equivalent experience in one of the following subjects: bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, statistics. Candidates should also have: prior experience of working with large-scale data relating to healthcare and deriving variables from electronic health records; experience of programming in a structured programming language such as SAS, Perl, Java, or Fortran and; excellent attention to detail.
Health Data Research UK is the new national institute for data science for health, which is being established in 2018 with long term (10 year+) funding support from research councils, UKRI, charitable and governmental research funders. The mission of HDR UK is to drive improvements in the health tripartite of patients and populations through research at regional and national scale. To deliver this mission, the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI), EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), and the University of Cambridge (UoC) and its associated hospitals came together as the HDR Cambridge partnership.
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.
Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity's greatest challenges.
Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:
Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.
Closing Date: 22 September 2019