Bioinformatics Data Manager

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Surrey, United Kingdom
£35,308 to £43,155
15 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

FHMS Faculty Admin

Location: Guildford
Salary: £35,308 to £43,155
Fixed Term Position (Available Up Until 01/07/2025)
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 03 April 2023
Reference: 016523

We invite applications for the position of Biomedical Data Manager, to work full-time in support of new initiatives in Health and Biomedical Informatics and the new informatics-based MSc programme in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Reporting to the Professor of Health and Biomedical Informatics, the Biomedical Data Manager will be responsible for coordinating and managing access and use of UK Biobank and biomedical data from other third parties to support the activities within the new MSc programme. You will support academic users and students to access these data and be responsible for meeting data compliance Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs), guidelines, and legislation.

The University of Surrey is an inspiring and innovative research and education environment. The National Student Survey put the University in the top 10 in the UK and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 rated the University number one in the UK for graduate employability.  The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises four schools; the School of Biosciences & Medicine, School of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, and School of Psychology. The Schools work together as part of a 'One Health, One Medicine' vision, to provide interdisciplinary research, innovation and teaching in human and animal health. 

The post will involve:

  • Supporting students in installing course software, such as R environment, Cytoscape and others, and use clear communication skills to provide user training when needed. 
  • Acting as the main point of contact for external data suppliers, such as the UK Biobank, and overseeing the use and dissemination of access to data for the programme and Faculty members. 
  • Supporting students and staff in accessing and using UK BioBank data via a Research Analysis Platform
  • Contributing to the design and development of study databases and undertaking, and/or supporting study-specific teams to undertake, routine data management tasks. 
  • Maintaining expert knowledge of university/external/professional regulations relating to data management. 

We are looking for:

  • A focussed and customer service approach to delivering a service.
  • Experience of successfully working within a similar role. 
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in BASH, Python, and database software.
  • Experience of proactively planning and progressing work activities within general guidelines
  • Ability to problem solve in relation to less routine activities.
  • Work to assuredly to meet targets within set time frames.

Further details: Job Description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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