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The UCL Division of Psychiatry, located within the Faculty of Brain Sciences, is a world-renowned centre of excellence in mental health research. Our mission is to improve mental health through cutting-edge research and education. By leveraging insights from basic science, we address clinical problems with the aim of improving patient outcomes and public health. Moreover, we take pride in delivering innovative teaching that is directly relevant to clinical practice and informed by our research. Join our team and help us drive forward the field of mental health research and education.

About the role

The post of a Data Manager / Senior Data Manager is available within the Whitehall II Study Group. The Whitehall II study (WH2) is a prestigious longitudinal cohort study investigating ageing with repeated clinical examinations based within the UCL Brain Sciences, Division of Psychiatry

This is a senior position with the post holder being responsible for maintaining and administering the extensive WH2 databases and supporting future clinical collection. The key focus of this post is the collection, management and sharing of the Whitehall II data.

On an ongoing basis, the post holder will:

  • Document and curate clinical and other data and generate data dictionaries.
  • Prepare complex Information Governance agreements (Section 251) and manage the external data linkage process (NHS England DARS) and update in-house databases.
  • Handle all data sharing requests (received directly and via DPUK) and prepare any datasets that may be required by Collaborators and research consortia.
  • To be the primary contact for the WH2 group for all Information Governance and computing – related issues, particularly GDPR adherence
  • Contribute to data analyses for publications.


Appointment details:

  • This post is part-time at 0.4 FTE
  • The post is available immediately for 12 months in the first instance.
  • This post can be offered on grade 7 as a Data Manager or grade 8 as a Senior Data Manager, please refer to the person specification for further information.
  • The grade 7 salary range is £42,099 – £50,858 per annum and the grade 8 salary range is £51,474 – £60,521 per annum. This is inclusive of London weighting allowance and pro rated for part-time.

About you

The post holder will have significant data management experience of clinical or cohort studies and be adept at managing Access and SQL Databases. Knowledge of statistical packages such as SAS/STATA/Python/R is required.

A University degree or equivalent experience in computing or related discipline is essential for this post, and an MSc/PhD in Computing or Statistics would be desirable. The post holder will have experience of extracting and preparing datasets for statistical analyses and other data management responsibilities.

Application process:

  • A full job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
  • Please use the questionnaire section of your application to explain how you meet each essential and desirable criteria outlined in the person specification.


Contact details:

  • If you have any queries about the role, please contact Isabelle Wilson ( 
  • If you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online or have any queries about the application process, please contact

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
  • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

The full range of staff benefits can be found here:

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

The Division of Psychiatry prides itself for operating in an all-inclusive environment. Teamwork is highly valued, individual strengths are recognised and celebrated, and there is a commitment to advancing the careers of everyone, regardless of gender or role. We aim to provide a family friendly environment where both women and men feel able to take the time they need for family. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia and the Division is delighted to have an Athena Swan Silver Award since 2022. All staff are invited to contribute to EDI initiatives within the Division to contribute to improving working conditions and opportunities for all. Mentoring is a crucial part of supporting career progression and mentoring schemes are available for staff in the Division.

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