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Chief Technology Officer

Health Data Research UK

2020-10-06 23:31:32

salary: 124970.00 British Pound . GBP Annual

Job location Barkingside, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Executive Positions

Job description

For more information please see the supporting documents at

More than ever before, access to large scale health data and analytics is critical the fight against illness and disease. By combining data and expertise from academia, research and healthcare we can create a more informed picture of global health, and how we can best protect it.

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) is the national Institute for health data science with a mission to unite the UK's health data to enable discoveries that improve people's lives. The work we're doing is making a difference every single day. We've been absolutely central to the UK's response to COVID-19, enabling a trustworthy, national approach to using health data that draws on the full capabilities of UK research.

It's a fast-paced, cutting-edge place to work, and our success means we're now growing rapidly - creating a host of opportunities for committed, motivated people across the organisation. We employ talented individuals who bring their own unique skills and experience to support the vision and benefit the whole team.

We now have a unique opportunity for a Chief Technology Officer to join the Executive Team to provide technology leadership for Health Data Research UK, including driving the technology vision of the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway. Launched in February this year, the Gateway provides a common entry point to discover and request access to UK health datasets, including those that are helping to tackle COVID-19, helping scientists to help answer their important research questions. You will also be responsible for ensuring HDR UK has the technology infrastructure and skills to deliver its mission.

This is a high-profile leadership role with major UK-wide responsibilities and so it is essential that you have authoritative knowledge and understanding of enterprise architecture concepts, agile system development and open source. You will be capable of building effective relationships and networks of individuals and organisations, both within the UK and internationally, with proven business analysis and leadership skills. For more information please see the supporting documents at

For an informal discussion about the role please contact for a discussion with the appropriate member of the team.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter of no more than 500 words explaining what you can bring to this role to

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