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Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is a foundation with a global mission of safer use of medicines. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, UMC works on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) to collect and analyse international patient data with the aim of identifying and explaining problems related to medicines and their use. UMC is a world leader in scientific development in medicines safety monitoring, and provides capacity building in WHO member countries. Our products and services are used by health authorities and companies in the life science sector in more than 100 countries. UMC currently has approximately 100 employees.
Ready to change the world?
Would you like to help us make the world a safer place? Join an award-winning, multidisciplinary team committed to enabling safer use of medicines. We are seeking to recruit two research engineers to further strengthen our scientific investigations and enhance our research of novel methods for mining big data in the medical domain. Uppsala Monitoring Centre is responsible for the technical and scientific operations of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring, an international initiative which focuses on enhancing patient care and safety in relation to the use of medicines, and supports public health programmes by providing reliable, balanced information for the effective assessment of the risk-benefit profile of medicinal drugs. We work with a range of exciting data sources, from VigiBase®, the WHO Programme's repository of nine million individual case reports from around the world, to electronic patient record systems, and social media. We lead and participate in international collaborative projects together with universities, health authorities, and industry. By joining the UMC, you will become part of a truly international organization with a global vision: safer patients.
. Participate in the development and evaluation of novel statistical or computational methods for analyzing observational medical data.
. Participate in scientific investigations of suspected adverse reactions to medicines.
. Implement computational methods for data analysis for 'proof of concept' and in-house use.
. Provide statistical and computational advice for data analysis to internal and external collaborators as well as technical support on database and software-related issues.
. Contribute to international collaborative projects in pharmacovigilance on UMC's behalf.
. Participate in scientific publication of research results.
. Present research results internally and externally.
We are looking for someone with:
. Master's degree in Computational sciences, Engineering, or Mathematical statistics.
. Interest in mathematics, data analysis, statistics and programming.
. Skills in one or more programming languages.
. Excellent oral and written presentation skills.
. English - fluent written and verbal.
It is an advantage if you also have:
. Training in one or more of the following areas: Data mining, Predictive models, Statistics, Medical informatics, Epidemiology, Natural Language Processing, Causal inference.
. Data management (SQL) skills.
. Advanced programming skills.
. Skills in the Swedish language in oral and writing.
The technical platform and programming languages that we use include Matlab, R, C# and SQL Server.
As a person within the Research team you need to be:
. Creative and propose innovative solutions with focus on applied value.
. Analytical - have an aptitude for analytical review and constructive feedback.
. A team player who helps others to perform to the best of their ability.
. Solution-oriented, and see challenges as opportunities to excel.
. Adaptable - have the ability to cope with change in internal or external demands.
The positions are full-time and begin with a trial period of six months based at the UMC office in Uppsala. UMC follows the Agreements between Swedish Agency for Government Employers and Saco-S and ST.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Johan Ellenius, Team Manager, +46 (0)18-65 60 60. Union representatives, SACO - Helena Sköld and ST - Ali Bahceci +46 (0)18-65 60 60.
In this recruitment UMC are collaborating with Proffice Life Science. Apply at www.profficelifescience.se [ http://www.profficelifescience.se/ ], no later than 31st March 2014. For questions regarding your application please contact recruitment consultant Hanna Sandvall, +46 (0)733 43 40 68.