Data Scientist

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About us The mission of the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health is to improve the health and well-being of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement. The UCL GOS ICH, together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, forms the largest concentration of children's health research outside North America. GOS ICH's activities include active engagement with children and families, to ensure that our work is relevant and appropriate to their needs. GOS ICH generates the funding for our research by setting out our proposals in high quality applications to public, charitable and industrial funding bodies and disseminates the results of our research by publication in the medical and scientific literature, to clinicians, policy makers and the wider public. The Institute offers world-class education and training across a wide range of teaching and life learning programmes which address the needs of students and professional groups who are interested in and undertaking work relevant to child health. GOS ICH holds an Athena SWAN Charter Gold Award. About the role Working closely with the project team, the post holder will be responsible for Design and implement data extraction pipelines for two main databases - one national and one international, to support analytics and data science workflows, automating and improving data extraction processes for regular activity and new research projects, setting up, implementing, and reporting on quality control, data completeness and validation checks, setting up and implementing a graphical interface for visual data exploration, liaising with data managers to support data cleaning and data validation processes, addressing and resolving data queries from internal and external collaborators and support colleagues with data access. Please check JD for detailed information. The salary range for this post is £40,524 - £47,478 per annum and this post is available for 18 months in the first instance. About you PhD or MSc in Computer Science / IT / Software Engineering / Information Systems / Maths / Technical Subject, previous experience in research, healthcare databases, national databases or registries or with large databases, have extensive technical experience of data management within clinical research, familiarity with health data in a research environment, have robust knowledge of data governance and all regulatory standards for clinical data management, have excellent programming skills e.g. Python / SQL * Experience in documenting code, version control and technical documentation (GitHub / GitLab), experience using cloud services and big data tools such as AWS, Azure, Hadoop, willingness to be innovative and forward thinking in their work and the development of new processes and be pro-active with a flexible approach to problem solving. What we offer As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: * 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) * Additional 5 days' annual leave purchase scheme * Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) * Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan * Immigration loan * Relocation scheme for certain posts * On-Site nursery * On-site gym * Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay * Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service * Discounted medical insurance Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more. Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion As London's Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world's talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL's workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/ If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma on quoting job reference

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