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Data Scientist, NIHR BioResource (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Data Scientist to play a key role in research study support which underpins the NIHR BioResource operational model.

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website:

The role holder will take responsibility to organise and manage data and metadata assets of the NIHR BioResource project under the guidance of the Senior Data Scientist.

You will also be responsible for: -Linking of omics data (especially genomics) and biomedical, demographic, and phenotypic data that form a major part of NIHR BioResource data assets to enable participant selection for proposed research studies Contribute to more complex linkage experiments, e.g. where omics data is joined to sample holdings and rich clinical phenotype -Prepare datasets for recall based research studies identifying potential volunteers -Prepare de-identified datasets for release to researchers -Discussions with researchers re expected standards on data protection, anonymisation and security

Candidates should have experience that is relevant to the post and ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant subject.

NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) as part of a 5 year funding cycle. The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2024 in the first instance. It has been announced recently that NIHR BioResource will receive new funding for the next 5 year period.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2024 in the first instance.

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Closing Date: 7th December 2022 Interview Date: To be confirmed

For informal queries about the vacancy or the application process, please contact Jyoti Khadake on

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RB34301 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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