Data Analyst
Queen’s University Belfast
United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast

Data Analyst                                                        

Ref: 19/107530

Centre for Public Health


Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.


The Centre for Public Health (CPH) sits within the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast. The Centre aims to advance the health of the public at a regional, national and international level, by increasing knowledge and influencing clinical and public health practice and policy.


We are recruiting for a Data Analyst who will be located in CPH and will require strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. There will be a focus on use of large population datasets; specifically the Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register (NICPR) and the Northern Ireland Maternity Information System (NIMATS) to investigate the links between maternal body mass index in early pregnancy and incidence of cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland.


The successful candidate will present the acquired data in various reporting formats to internal and external stakeholders to help inform both future policy making decisions, commissioning of healthcare services before and during pregnancy, in addition to regional advice distributed by the healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland.


The role requires the ability to collaborate with the Honest Broker Service (HBS) and work well within a small team; providing support to colleagues and helping to implement good data practices, along with developing clear documentation and guidelines to ensure reporting requirements are successfully met.


This post is available for 12 months initially. 


The successful candidate must have:


•  A degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, social science or related subject.

•  3 years relevant work experience to include a significant component of quantitative data collection and management.

•  Experience in using data manipulation tools such as MS Excel (inc VBA), SPSS, STATA, etc.


Further information about the Centre can be found at


Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Claire Kerr


Anticipated interview date: Thursday 8 August 2019


Salary scale:   £27,831 - £32,236 per annum


Closing date: Wednesday 17 July 2019


For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on


The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 


Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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