November, 2021

HDR UK and Barts Life Sciences are recruiting for a health data scientist

An exciting opportunity for a healthcare data scientist – the post holder will support cross regional data analysis for a project which is enabling regional, acute hospital admissions data to support vaccine safety research. To enable surveillance and research on the COVID-19 vaccination programme and other rare events there is a critical need for rapid, near real time and more granular acute care admissions data.

This data is needed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the vaccination programme and answer key questions of clinical, regulatory and policy importance, including the incidence of rare adverse events such as vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT).  Current national data feeds are compromised by being dated, incomplete or lacking sufficient diagnostic coding granularity. More information and how to apply can be found here: