Senior Data Scientist iCARE

Job summary

Imperial Clinical Analytics Research and Evaluation (iCARE) provides a unique platform that allows unprecedented ability to analyse hugely granular clinical data within the NHS via a secure Trusted Data Environment. Supported by a multidisciplinary team of talented people with a broad range of backgrounds; from clinicians to data engineers, clinical analysts to data scientists and academics, we are delivering a programme of translational...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED03349
  • Date posted 5 September 2022
  • Closing date 19 September 2022

Job description

Job summary

Imperial Clinical Analytics Research and Evaluation (iCARE) provides a unique platform that allows unprecedented ability to analyse hugely granular clinical data within the NHS via a secure Trusted Data Environment. Supported by a multidisciplinary team of talented people with a broad range of backgrounds; from clinicians to data engineers, clinical analysts to data scientists and academics, we are delivering a programme of translational analytics and Research to support care quality improvement locally and nationally within the NHS.

We are looking for a motivated Data Scientist to join our team of clinicians and informatics professionals working on exciting projects using novel data-driven approaches applied to data within electronic health record (EHR) systems to improve the quality and safety of care delivered in the NHS. Through analysis and learning from our vast array of healthcare datasets covering full patient pathways, with data linked between primary care (GP), secondary care, social care and mental health organisations we aim to deliver new insights, developments, and interventions and monitor their impact in healthcare through continuous real-time evaluation as part of an emerging data-driven learning health system. 

Duties and responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to lead on data analytics projects and contribute to the day-to-day running and development of the research programme. They will work closely and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including clinicians, data scientists and data engineers from Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Whole systems Integrated Care and other NHS and research partners.

Essential requirements

The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge in generating/using production analytic pipelines and workflows with a strong programming background; experience working with high performance computing is essential. They will have a strong background in data science and statistics with the ability to apply advanced analytic techniques to real world problems. Essential for the role will be the ability to collaborate with a wide cross section of scientists and clinicians, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently or with minimal supervision. The candidate will support local, regional and national healthcare research programmes and be expected to engage and work with national bodies and organisations including HDR UK, NHS England (including NHS Digital and NHS X), the Health Foundation, and the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative.

The candidate for this post will have significant experience in data engineering and strong SQL skills, fluency in Python or R with proficiency in NLP, machine learning, statistics and modelling. With experience in healthcare data and healthcare standards they will be able to address research questions through curation of data, creation of analytical pipelines and use of computational methods applied to a highly varied range of structured and unstructured datasets accessed in traditional databases and streamed from APIs. The candidate will generate solutions within a coordinated data-science infrastructure including innovative software development, which can be used by non-data scientist practitioners in this field of study.

Further information

This is a Full time and Fixed term post for 2 years.

 Informal enquiries should be directed to Mr. Erik Mayer at e.mayer@imperial.ac.uk

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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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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