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Imperial College London is one of the world’s most highly ranked universities. It has made a major commitment to neurodegenerative disease research in its new Department of Brain Sciences.

A position is available for an experienced Data Manager to oversee the data generated across two research studies: the UK DRI Multi-‘omics Atlas Project (MAP, project lead, Dr. Johanna Jackson) and real-world pharmacovigilance study OPTIMISE MS (project lead, Dr. Aleisha Miller). MAP will generate large amounts of data from different ‘omics techniques and OPTIMISE is currently generating a large amount of real-world data from around the UK and Scotland from the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) populations. A data manager is required to have oversight of the datasets being generated, ensure they are in the correct formats, and organize the transfer of data between internal and external collaborators including funders.

Duties And Responsibilities

You will work closely with the team to create and enforce policies for effective data management, as well as collaborate with the Data Science Institute (Imperial College London) team and OPTIMISE: MS study statistician. You will be responsible for formulating techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy, and legitimacy of data. Other duties will also include devising and implementing efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects.

Essential Requirements

You will be a creative and independent data manager interested in working with large datasets. Prior experience in cloud computing and high-performance computing with a knowledge of data protection and GDPR will be assets, as will familiarity with related bioinformatics approaches. In each case, you will be given opportunities for personal career development within the context of a strong, collegial, team-oriented research institute environment.
Further information
This post will be associated with the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial ( https://www.imperial.ac.uk/dementia-research-institute ), part of the £290 million national UK Dementia Institute implemented across 6 major UK universities in 2017. The Department also maintains two of the major national brain banks and supports a wide range of internationally-leading, dynamic translational neuroscience research programs.

Our research areas are evolving rapidly, and we are working closely with a broad range of other scientists across the UK DRI, external universities, internal multidisciplinary teams, and collaborating industry partners. We recognize that new ideas always are needed in the field and you will be given opportunities to explore your own and other novel ideas, train in new methods, and develop new competencies. Imperial College London encourages the continued professional development of its staff through both internal and external educational courses covering skills such as project, financial or time management and communication, as well as scientific topics.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Johanna Jackson for an informal discussion about the role on johanna.jackson@imperial.ac.uk

The contract is offered full time, initially for a fixed term until 31 March 2023.

Recruitment may be delayed during the evolving COVID-19 response; however, we anticipate interviews to be held in October.

For more information about the UK DRI at Imperial, please visit: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/dementia-research-institute

Should you have queries about applying for the role, please contact Jennifer Podesta: j.podesta@imperial.ac.uk

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

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