Health Data Engineer/Curator
Job Reference : BM&H-13294
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 04/02/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum according to experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division: Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : From as soon as possible for 12 months
We have a vacancy for a Health Data Engineer/ Curator in the Centre for Health Informatics, with an initial focus on the Patterns and Prevalence of Adult Food Allergy project, in collaboration with other national partners. This project aims to estimate the prevalence of food allergy in adults in the UK and to gain an understanding of the proportion of individuals who developed food allergy in adulthood, as opposed to individuals in whom food allergy persisted from childhood.
Solving complex problems in health often requires the combined use of existing datasets with new data collected during studies. A key aim of this post is to support the collection of new data and to maximise the quality and efficiency of analyses by making data and analysis methodology accessible and understandable in user-friendly formats. This will involve working with analysts and data managers to design and then create data collection interfaces, support the management of electronic data capture systems and train staff in the use of these systems. The Centre for Health Informatics leads the development of the eLab Platform, a Virtual Research Environment for health. This position will include working with the e-Lab team to support researchers to make effective use of this platform to manage and analyse their datasets.
In this post, you will influence future eLab development by working closely with existing user communities and by forming new relationships. You will have exposure to high-profile emerging technologies in areas including cloud computing, data analytics, and infrastructure security. You will apply your skills and knowledge to harmonise cohort data and manage it as part of the eLab team.