Are you an expert analyst with an interest in epidemiology and statistical analyses of health data? Are you excited by working with state-of-the-art computational methods in an international medical research environment - and to handle data all the way – from data-cleaning, interpretation and analysis to publication?
COPECARE is an internationally renowned research unit in clinical rheumatology with a staff of four professors, 8 post.docs, 15 PhD students, data team, research nurses, lab technician and administrative staff. We aim to expand our current data team and therefore we are looking for a new colleague with a background in data science, (bio)statistics, bioinformatics or similar expertise within computational research – and with an interest in epidemiology and health care registries. You will join our current team of 3 data scientists with complementary skills across a range of research fields. Your tasks will be to take part in managing computational parts of interdisciplinary medical research projects combining clinical and registry data, genetic and serological biomarkers and medical imaging in rheumatology in an international clinical research environment. You will handle data all the way from data cleaning, interpretation and analysis to publication. The major projects for the data team are:
DANBIO, which is a nationwide, Danish quality registry in rheumatology (danbio-online.dk). With more than 40,000 patients included and monitored prospectively, it is one of the largest in the world. DANBIO data on individual patients’ disease manifestations, treatments and outcomes over time can be enriched with other medical and socio-economic data by linkage to a large number of national administrative registries at Statistics Denmark. This makes DANBIO a unique tool for surveillance of short- and long-term safety events and effectiveness in newly marketed drugs. A team of statistical, epidemiological and clinical experts is currently being established to solve those tasks.
The NORA project is a Nordic collaborative effort between Danish, Swedish and Norwegian academic institutions aiming to explore serological and genetic biomarkers associated with treatment effects and prognosis in rheumatoid arthritis. A fully merged dataset including a wide range of results from biomarker analyses and clinical outcome data from historic observational and clinical trial cohorts will serve as the basis for a range of explorative and confirmative analyses. A core team of statistical and clinical experts with representation from the three countries is currently being established.
The EuroSpA project (www.eurospa.eu) is a Research Collaboration Network established in 2016 in the field of axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis with participants from 16 European countries aiming to address research questions regarding real-world treatment of arthritis patients across Europe by pooling relevant data variables from patient registries. The collaboration is currently expanding to include collection and assessment of MRI and X-rays. EuroSpA is led by an international Scientific Committee and supported by a Coordinating Centre located at COPECARE.
In collaboration with your data team colleagues and the principal investigators/clinical researchers, you will be responsible for handling of all types of data in the projects and contribute to the data flow from the raw data are extracted to the final analyses are published in international scientific journals. Specifically, you may
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You will be based at COPECARE at Rigshospitalet, Glostrup headed by Professor Merete Lund Hetland and Professor Mikkel Østergaard.
Please submit your application no later than April 14th, 2021 at 12 noon (CET). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. We aim to conduct the interviews on April 20th, 2021.
Questions about the position can be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary and terms of employment
The position is for 2 years with the possibility for extension. The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.