Data Manager / Analyst

Job summary

An exciting opportunity for a Database Manager/Analyst is available within the Department of Primary Care and Public Health (PCPH) to contribute to research on healthcare at the Dr Foster Unit and PCPH at Imperial College London. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. PCPH is part of the School of Public Health,...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01581
  • Date posted 11 March 2020
  • Closing date 14 June 2020

Job description

Job summary

An exciting opportunity for a Database Manager/Analyst is available within the Department of Primary Care and Public Health (PCPH) to contribute to research on healthcare at the Dr Foster Unit and PCPH at Imperial College London.

Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. PCPH is part of the School of Public Health, which is also an international centre of excellence for research into, and training on, the health effects of environmental pollutants and into communicable diseases.  There is a potential to link with other database managers responsible for these data resources.

One of the aims of PCPH is to use data from NHS information systems to support research & development focused on three main areas:

  • Primary care epidemiology & chronic disease management
  • Health systems performance and health services research
  • The use of information technology and health informatics to improve health system performance and public health.

PCPH has considerable expertise in the use of data from routine NHS information systems to support research & development, including advanced statistical and computational methods for data analysis. The postholder would be responsible for using a number of large databases, including the Clinical Research Practice Datalink (CPRD), Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), local NHS data, National Clinical Audits and national health-related surveys, as well as a wide range of publicly-available data including demographic and NHS service delivery. The new Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC) database promises to dramatically increase the volume of data available for this research in NW London.

Duties and responsibilities

The post-holder’s primary function is the efficient management of the department’s research datasets, generating data extracts, overseeing access to the data and providing all the data-related support to PCPH researchers and collaborators whilst abiding by the data regulations.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for collaborating efficiently with the Big Data and Analytical Unit (BDAU) team which provides a secure environment for PCPH researchers and you will be required to ensure adherence to the BDAU SE guidelines and procedures and provide first line support to PCPH researchers.

Essential requirements

You will have a degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in a computing or scientific subject, or evidence of equivalent experience gained through career development. You will possess strong knowledge and technical experience of RDBMS database (Oracle and SQL Server), experience in database backup and recovery strategies and manage access control and security of databases. You will be proficient in writing SQL procedures and functions with the ability to analyse complex SQL statements.

Further information

Please note this is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not apply.

The role is part time (0.8) FTE to full time and is fixed term until 31st May 2021.

The post is primarily based at the Dr Foster Unit. Further information on the work of the unit can be found at: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/dr-foster-unit. For more information about the School of Public Health please go to http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/about/divisions/publichealth/

Informal queries about the project can be directed to Mr Anthony Thomas: anthony.thomas@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.