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  • Posted on: 21st Dec 2021
  • Salary: Grade 8: £42,149 to £50,296 p.a. (with discretionary range to £54,943)
  • REF: 155325
  • Closes: 17th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

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Epidemiologist/Statistician/Health Data Scientist

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Grade 8: £42,149 to £50,296 p.a. (with discretionary range to £54,943)

We are recruiting a new epidemiologist, statistician or health data scientist to work in our OpenSAFELY platform, currently running across the full electronic health records of 55 million patients.

You will initially conduct research evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on recovering patients and the health service. You will also be helping to lead a new way of delivering health data science. OpenSAFELY is a highly secure, modular, open source data analysis platform, combining best practice from both academia and the open source software community.

The DataLab is a mixed team of clinicians, software developers, policy experts, and traditional academic researchers, all pooling skills and knowledge. We have a strong track record of delivering high impact research in Nature, Lancet and BMJ; real-world impact on policy and clinical practice; and high impact services such as OpenSAFELY, OpenPrescribing and TrialsTracker.

Our mission is to create a modern, open, collaborative ecosystem for health research. We do this by shipping code, delivering papers, building capacity, and advocating for new ways of working. We aim to lead by example: recurring tasks are turned into packages and libraries; all code is shared openly for review and re-use; analyses are delivered in Jupyter notebooks for others to read, evaluate, re-purpose, and learn with.

We want to meet outstanding researchers who share this vision and have, or can rapidly develop, the skills needed to deliver it with us. We are particularly interested in researchers who will contribute to our open science community-building work, our codebase, our open teaching resources, or our policy work.

We may also appoint at Grade 7 (£33,309 to £40,927, ) with appropriate adjustments in duties or at a clinical grade if appropriate.

You will report to Dr Alex Walker, and/or to Dr Ben Goldacre, the PI. You can read more at thedatalab.org and OpenSAFELY.org.

The closing date for applications is noon on 17 January 2022 and we expect to hold interviews on 26 & 27 January 2022.

*Committed to equality and valuing diversity*

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