The Big Health Data Research group and the Pharmaco- and Device epidemiology research group, led by Prof Prieto-Alhambra, require an enthusiastic and skilled computer scientist or software engineer with strong programming experience, an interest in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs) and a proven capacity to design and deliver database programming software. This position would ideally suit an individual who wishes to pursue a career in the growing field of health and/or biomedical informatics using standardised models for the management of real-world clinical data. We are part of the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community, which utilises the OMOP Common Data Model (CDM) to standardise medical data coming from different sources. The post will be based at the Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford, UK.
In the role you will develop new database applications for big clinical data to meet project requirements and deadlines, carry out software improvement, extension, integration and further development on existing code and develop code to validate, test, document and maintain database applications. You will also represent the project, team, and the University in collaboration meetings, conferences and at external meetings and work collaboratively with colleagues in other research groups, other departments, and partner institutions around the world as required by the projects
A degree in computer science, software engineering, health informatics or an equivalent combination of training and professional experience, proven understanding and experience in one or more RDBMSs and SQL dialects (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and excellent skills in at least one high level programming language (e.g. Python, C++, C#, etc.) are essential. You will be a good team player and have the capacity to work independently, as well as the ability to prioritize workload when working on multiple projects and meet deadlines and capacity to communicate technical and non-technical topics effectively in writing and verbally with colleagues in any related discipline. A Master or PhD (doctorate) degree in computer science, software engineering, medical informatics or equivalent and experience working in a research environment are desirable.
This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years (in the first instance).
A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.) with commensurate reduction in responsibilities (and amendment in job title to Database Officer) if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fill the Grade 7 position.
The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Monday 23 May 2022. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.