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Senior Data Analyst

Salary: £55,000 – £60,000 p.a plus pension and other benefits

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract

Role closes: 9am, Monday 28 June

Interviews: 12 and 13 July (first round); 27 July (second round)

We are a flexible employer and are open to applicants who are seeking alternative working patterns.

About the role

To drive better health in cities, we pay particular attention to the context in which people live and the wider determinants of their health, from finance and employment to social connections.

We have four programmes focusing on specific health issues more prevalent in urban areas. This exciting opportunity, which will fall within our adolescent mental health programme, is the result of a collaboration between Impact on Urban Health and the Health Foundation. The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. The Health Foundation have an extensive data infrastructure and licenses for major health datasets in the UK.

This is a unique opportunity where the successful candidate will have a 12-month fixed contract with Impact on Urban Health, reporting to the Data & Analytics Director while also being embedded with the analytical team at the Health Foundation, led by the Assistant Director of Data Analytics. This approach will allow the candidate to work within the Health Foundation’s data infrastructure using real-world, individual level, health and social care data to tackle complex research questions around adolescent mental health, particularly behavioural disorders.

Some potential research topics include:

  • Prevalence of behavioural disorders (at finer-grained detail than borough level) to help identify need
  • Understanding under-diagnosis and under-treatment
  • Comorbidities for people with behavioural disorders
  • Household/parental mental health and children’s behavioural disorders.

Main responsibilities

  • Conduct high-quality analyses to the highest methodological standard to meet the objectives of projects
  • Work with senior team members to design research protocols and statistical analysis plans (SAPs) to deliver individual projects
  • Review areas of literature relevant to projects
  • Develop applications and requests for data in collaboration with the data management team and extract, clean and maintain pseudonymise data sets
  • Develop expertise in specific methodological or research areas
  • Prepare blogs, research reports and peer-reviewed articles to a high standard and manage articles through peer review
  • Communicate research findings to a wide range of audiences, including policymakers, researchers, and healthcare professionals
  • Liaise progress and research findings between the Health Foundation and Impact on Urban Health.