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Knowledge Officer Clinical Informatics Research Unit

Clinical Informatics Research Unit

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 04 July 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1089718CM-R2

Faculty of Medicine – Clinical Informatics Research Unit

The University of Southampton Clinical Informatics Research Unit (CIRU) is based at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and is a growing part of the School of Medicine, focusing on supporting the clinical research sector in the UK and internationally. 

The unit provides its staff with the most up to date equipment, a relaxed working atmosphere, team building days, work socials and importantly an innovative culture.

We have an exciting vacancy for a Clinical Informatics Knowledge Officer within the team to undertake work in managing the growth of EDGE; a web-based national medical research management system for the NHS, Higher education institutions and other international institutions

You will need a good understanding of clinical research in the UK, especially the interactions between Research teams, R&D and Support departments, Clinical Research Networks and the National Institute of Health Research and preferably have experience working within one of these departments or organisations.

The role is very broad and requires many different skills, including business analysis, change management, presentation skills, project management and requires an individual who is willing to engage with our customers across the UK and abroad to understand their challenges and provide resolutions. 

The role will require occasionally working with large datasets and therefore experience in this area is necessary, with skills such as SQL, or advanced Excel beneficial. A thorough understanding of data protection and GDPR is also extremely important.

Experience of working in a Software and a Service environment is also helpful, with associated skills including account management, Agile, UI, UX, or wire framing all beneficial.

The role is extremely dynamic and will incorporate aspects of all the above skills, combined to deliver a professional and innovative service to the NHS and Healthcare organisations abroad in order to support them in delivering efficient and effective clinical research.

The post is available on a full time basis.

We would encourage informal discussion about the post, candidates should contact David Osler ( or Baljinder Gill ( on 02382 027200

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1089718CM-R2 on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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