UCL Institute of Health Informatics


New job opp: Database Analyst, Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Clinical Research Informatics Unit

18 February 2019

Grade: Band 7 Contract: Fixed term - 18 months (Limited Funding) Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week Salary: £39,866 - £49,704 per annum inclusive of London allowance Closing date for applications: 28/02/2019, h. 23:59

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

The Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Clinical Research Informatics Unit (CRIU) at UCL/UCLH has been established to provide a robust approach to the analysis of clinical data to support operations, clinical decision support and research at one of the world’s leading teaching hospitals.  As such BRC CRIU is undergoing an exciting period of expansion and development.

The facility is a partnership between University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and University College London (UCL). Moreover we are geographically placed within the ‘Digital Square Mile’ in close proximity and with established collaborations with the Turning Institute and Google DeepMind. This milieu will allow the post holder to gain exposure to broad aspects of data sciences, both operational and research including Electronic Health Records, -omics, imaging, wearables, natural language processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence and information governance The post holder would be encouraged to pursue a higher research degree if desired, and this can be facilitated given this post is shared between the NHS and UCL.

BRC discovery science benefits from association with 7 MRC Centres, a Cancer Research UK Centre, the Alzheimer’s UK and Wolfson Drug Discovery Units, the London Centre for Nanotechnology, and juxtaposition with the Euston Biomedical Corridor, making us the natural translational research partner for the Francis Crick, Farr and Alan Turing institutes, as well as a new £1bn Google headquarters development.

Applications are invited for a Database Analyst within the BRC CRIU at UCL/UCLH.  In addition, the role will be expected to benefit various initiatives such as our Healthcare Informatics, Genomics/Omics, Data Science (HIGODS) themes as well as the NIHR Healthcare Informatics Collaborative programme as part of the NIHR BRC at UCLH.

The post holder will facilitate the extraction, harmonisation and curation of health data from diverse data sources using established open source solutions and metadata standards. Working alongside clinicians, IT professionals, and computer scientists, the post holder will create, deliver and maintain systems to support the delivery of data management services to support the needs of the various research programmes.

We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, a subsidised social club including gym, free independent and confidential support for all staff, large retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few… for more information on our staff benefits please see attached poster.