Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Does supporting world-class research and improving lives of patients excite you? Our dynamic and internationally recognised research company Optimum Patient Care (OPC) is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic data analyst to join our data team.

In this role you will be working alongside our research, statistical and database teams based in Cambridge.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience within an internationally recognised research organisation involved in the analysis and dissemination of data from large-scale observational studies and pragmatic randomised controlled trials.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in health research data, have a high attention to detail and strong time management skills.

Primary responsibilities:

Provide support on database querying, population and reporting, using structured query language (SQL).

Generate data releases following study protocol requirements and service reports (Tableau).

Advice internal team members and external clients on study database(s) content.

Engage in building and maintaining data dictionaries and system technical documentation.

Undertake quality checks to assure high standards of data and code.

Contribute to data analyses as required for research projects.

Maintain compliance with information governance and company policies.


BSc or equivalent qualification with strong technical or scientific component (e.g. Computer Science, Math, Statistics).


Familiarity with structured query language (SQL) and database processing (ETL, stored procedures, large datasets)

Strong in data analysis, interpretation and visualization.

Experience in at least one data or statistical package (SAS, R, or Stata)

Experience in data dictionaries and advanced documentation systems.

Desirable experience of working with clinical databases

Key skills: data manipulation (SAS, R, or Stata), relational databases (esp. my SQL and SQL Server), clinical or medical research, proactive approach.

Desirable: statistical background (models, correlations, hypothesis), general purpose programming languages (e.g. Python), database administration tools (migration, DB administration).

Contract and Salary

Part-time and full-time roles are considered.

Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and your experience. And it is negotiable

Immediate start is available.

Contact Us

Please send your CV with a covering letter summarising your suitability for the role to or call 01223 967810 for an informal chat about the role.

We look forward to hearing from you.