Researcher in Clinical Pharmacology and Biochemical Pharmacology

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom

Researcher/Data Scientist 

Department: Centre for Clinical Pharmacolgy, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23539
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 17-Nov-2020
Closing date: 15-Dec-2020


William Harvey Research Institute
 Department of Clinical Pharmacology 
and Biochemical Pharmacology
Researcher/Data Scientist 

About the Role 

The Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry is fully committed to supporting the research effort to tackle Covid-19. To advance efforts to better understand the direct and indirect impacts of the virus on people with heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors as an integral part of this coordinated effort,  we  are looking for a Data Scientist to work  under the leadership of Professor Panos Deloukas and Dr Sam Mohiddin in the context of national efforts to create high quality repositories of patient data to understand which clinical, genetic, demographic and lifestyle factors related to cardiovascular health are important in the increased risk of severe consequences of COVID-19 infection. We are part of two national flagship projects selected by the by the BHF-NIHR Cardiovascular Partnership, COVIDITY-COHORT and CAPACITY-COVID ( Population and patient cohorts at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health Trust will require the derivation of information from primary care and hospital datasets held in SQL databases and other IT systems and linkage to genetic and other biochemical data.  The post will support researchers to specify the coding and clinical concepts to be extracted, extract and clean data, and develop enhanced coding and analysis of these datasets.

About You

You will have a good first degree, Masters, or a PhD (or equivalent) in data science or a similar data orientated field with an emphasis on clinical data.  You will have a track record in the use of hospital and primary care SQL or other datasets data, data management and data analysis using standard statistical packages and report writing. 

About the Institute

A number of large-scale cohort studies are taking place nation-wide and internationally to address genetic, demographic and lifestyle risk factors associated with severe Covid-19 infection and long-term consequences, particularly in the cardiovascular system.  The Queen Mary University of London BHF Accelerator (AA) will support and coordinate in concert with the NIHR Barts Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) the participation of Queen Mary scientists to flagship projects selected by the BHF-NIHR Cardiovascular Partnership as well as related internal projects approved by Barts Life Sciences.  

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time fixed term appointment for three years, with an expected start date of January 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 - £40,194 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. 

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Panos Deloukas at  

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 15th December 2020 and interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. 

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  

We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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