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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2021.

Data Scientist - Visualisation and Interpretation

Job Reference: 877-CSU-3218868-A

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Data Scientist
Flexible, agile working, London
£24,907 - £30,615 pa

About The Health Economics Unit (HEU)

The HEU has been created to deliver impactful insights that power the future development of health and care delivery. Our experts support health system and industry leaders to make the best possible decisions and design the highest quality, most efficient and innovative services to improve the health of communities across the country.

The HEU is a specialist team hosted by the NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU), one of five CSUs across the UK responsible for providing a range of services and support to clients including clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), hospital trusts, local authorities, integrated care systems (ICSs) and other public bodies.

The role

Reporting to the Senior Econometrician you will form part of an expert team that will help provide insight by:

  • Working with Senior Support on delivering on a range of data science projects requiring potentially complex analytical input, including negotiating and agreeing the most appropriate data output, initiating and planning workloads and setting delivery timescales
  • Developing analyses using a range of internal and external data sources including numeric and textual – applying data wrangling and transformation techniques
  • Being a keen problem solver who is interested in using best analytical tools and techniques
  • Having a passion for advancing the use of data and data science skills and techniques to inform and improve NHS decisions
  • Taking a structured methodical and client focused approach to problem solving

You will work in conjunction with other analytical and economics colleagues and take responsibility for delivering a wide range of projects and programmes within the HEU. You will be joining an experienced analytics, economics and data science team. The HEU fosters a supportive working environment where knowledge exchange is encouraged and working collectively is part of who we are; you will play a key role in this.

In this role we will encourage and support conducting research, writing papers and attending conferences. We support attendance of courses and personal development.

The skills you will need to be successful:

  • Bachelor in a highly quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics) or clinician with limited experience but a proven interest in building a career in data science;
  • Experience in applying basic machine learning techniques (e.g. linear or logistic regression, etc.), and understanding of the key parameters that affect their performance
  • Good knowledge of R. For the purposes of visualisation and analysis. An understanding of Python would be desirable
  • Ability to communicate analysis to non-technical audiences through reports, presentations, dashboards and data visualisations
  • Knowledge of Tableau and/or Power BI is desirable. But willingness to learn it on the job is essential.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and analytical requests at the same time

For further details / informal visits contact:

Bruno Petrungaro - Senior Healthcare Analyst - Econometrician -


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