University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Data Scientist – Health Outcomes for UK Biobank

United Kingdom

Closing in 19 days

Data Scientist – Health Outcomes for UK Biobank

Oxford Population Health (Nuffield Department of Population Health), Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Oxford Population Health (the Nuffield Department of Population Health) provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching and for professional and support staff. We work together to answer some of the most important questions about the causes, prevention and treatment of disease.

We are seeking a Data Scientist to support a programme of work focused on enhancing the classification of health outcome data in the UK Biobank resource. You will be responsible for developing a programme of work to enhance the phenotyping of health outcomes in UK Biobank, investigate new data sources, algorithms and mapping tools. You will also be responsible for writing scientific reports and publishing your work in journals and conferences.

To be considered, you must hold a higher degree (e.g. MSc/PhD) in data science, statistics, epidemiology, or a related subject, have significant experience in analysis of large complex epidemiological datasets, using Stata, R or SAS, and have excellent computer skills including knowledge of statistical packages or programming languages. You will have excellent organisational, writing and oral communication skills.

This is a full time (part time considered) and fixed term until 30 June 2027. The closing date for applications is noon on 18 June 2024.

You will be required to upload a CV and a cover letter as part of your online application. The cover letter should clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description.

Contact Person : HR Recruitment Vacancy ID : 172903 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 18-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263 p.a.

Job details


Data Scientist – Health Outcomes for UK Biobank


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 15, 2024

Application deadline

June 18, 2024

Job type



Biology,Computer Science,Mathematics,Medicine

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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