Record Linkage Coordinator
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and analytical individual with prior experience of data linkage research, extensive experience of technical methods for data linkage, use of health data for research, and experience of the governance and approvals around data linkage.
This post is part of a 5-year MRC funded project led by Prof Thalia Eley, focussed on understanding the development and intergenerational transmission of anxiety and depression. The postholder will work as a Medical Record Linkage Coordinator with Prof Eley within the Emotional Development, Intervention and Treatment (EDIT) Lab (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/edit) at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre. They will also be supervised by Dr Johnny Downs within the Confidential Data Linkage Service (CDLS), part of the Biomedical Research Centre.
The post-holder will work primarily on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS). The TEDS team have followed thousands of twin pairs since birth, tracking their emotional, cognitive and behavioural development. They are now in their mid 20’s and many are having children of their own. The resultant data will be unique and will provide scientists with a valuable research resource for years to come. The post will involve managing medical data linkage, leading on the data linkage process by which health data from different sources are linked to TEDS research in a way that protects confidentiality, maintains security and improves quality of data whilst maximising potential secondary uses of pseudonymised clinical data for improved research benefits.
You will be expected to undertake the tasks required for the day-to-day managing of the TEDS data linkage project, this includes completing ethical and data access approvals, encouraging GP assent and overseeing receipt and preparing extracts of linked data.
The post-holder will report to Prof Eley and Dr Johnny Downs, but will also work with other research staff and students working on TEDS – including the database manager, other Research Assistants, PhD students, postdocs and other TEDS Investigators. For the right candidate there would be the possiblity of registering part-time for a PhD suypervised by Prof Eley and Dr Downs.
The EDIT Lab strives to be a diverse research environment that is open and welcoming to all. Please see the Group Culture tab on our web page (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/edit) for more information on this.