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Job Type

Full or Part Time

About the Role

We are currently seeking an experienced pharmaco-epidemiologist proficient in working with large relational healthcare datasets.

The ideal candidate for this role will bring a proven track record of delivering value by using routinely collected data from healthcare settings to provide health analytics and insights in a range of contexts including commercial and academic research. The role will promote best practice in Real World Data Science across multiple domains, and/or stakeholder groups.

You will have the scope and capability to develop research ideas, coordinate, conduct and communicate high quality scientific research for both commercial and academic purposes. The successful candidate will work within a small, experienced team of international researchers and alongside our clinical, statistical and database colleagues. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience within an internationally recognised research organisation involved in the analysis and dissemination of real-life research from large-scale observational studies and pragmatic randomised controlled trials.

This role can be based in our UK (Cambridge or Norfolk), Singapore or Brisbane offices on a full or part time basis. For highly experienced individuals international remote working will be considered.

Primary responsibilities

  • Lead research proposals for academic and commercial clients

  • Contribute, as an author, to journal publications, conference abstracts and posters

  • Develop statistical analysis plans and conduct analyses for clinical database studies, registries and pragmatic randomised controlled trials

  • Liaise with study sponsors and steering committee experts throughout the project

  • Take leadership of a project team from idea generation to delivery of the study outputs

  • Critically review the work of other members of the research team and mentor less experienced members as necessary

  • Present at international conferences



  • Postgraduate degree in life sciences (e.g. MSc, PhD), epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics or equivalent with 3-5 years of experience


Experience and Key Skills

  • Academic training and practical experience in health outcomes research, epidemiology, or pharmaco-epidemiology

  • Experience of leading health research projects from start to completion

  • Analysis and dissemination of real-life research from large-scale observational studies

  • Protocol writing

  • Manuscript writing

  • Authorship of journal publications (at least 10 peer reviewed publications)

  • Essential to have proficiency and demonstrable experience working with large relational healthcare datasets (in excess of 100k)

  • Statistical analysis using Stata, R, SQL or MySQL

  • Biostatistical experience: regressions (logistic, conditional), survival analysis

  • Client relations, liaising with external parties internationally, strong leadership and presentation skills

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

About Observational Pragmatic Research Institute (OPRI)

At OPRI we focus on improving disease management and patient outcomes by undertaking the highest quality observational and pragmatic clinical research. Working here means being ambitious, thinking big and working together to make a difference. By collaborating with world-renowned clinical, academic and industry partners OPRI has published over 200 papers and is considered a dynamic and progressive company at the forefront of advances in global healthcare.

Further information is available at

Contract and Salary

Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Immediate start is available.

Contact Us

Please send your CV with a covering letter summarising your suitability for the role to Candidates will be required to undertake a remote skills test prior to interview.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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