University of Dundee

Deputy Director of UK Research Data Hub

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Grade 9 £53,348 - £60,022

(Flexible, remote based)

Ref: SMED1048

This is a high-profile, leadership role with major UK wide responsibilities. The successful candidate will lead and manage the delivery of the new Health Data Research (HDR) Alleviate: APDP Hub for Pain. Alleviate is being established through a UK-wide consortium with the aim to make pain research more efficient and effective. Alleviate is part of a wider £24m initiative to establish an Advanced Pain Discovery Platform (APDP), supported by the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund. 

The work will build on existing links between NHS, Academia and Public representatives to transform the way UK pain datasets are managed and provided for research aimed at improving patient outcomes. You will be working within the Health Informatics Centre (HIC - at the University of Dundee.

The Alleviate Hub aims to introduce coordination and data flows to the many research cohorts that exist across the UK so we can better link data between them and realise their potential. This involves developing a platform, data standards and a UK-wide health data infrastructure by leveraging the infrastructure and software already built by the consortia.

We are a fun team who pride ourselves on improving our software and solutions. We try to keep pace with industry and technological advancements and train our staff accordingly.

Your priorities will include:

  • Responsible for a UK-wide prestigious HDR UK Hub providing research services at scale for pain research.
  • Lead the operational development and set up of the Alleviate Hub, in consultation with the Alleviate Director and HDR UK central team.
  • Work with the Hub Director to develop the vision and strategy for the Hub
  • Build new relationships and collaborations with research and industry groups across the UK and internationally attracting new users of the research services to support sustainability of the Hub.
  • Manage the delivery of the Hub as set out within the programme of work. 
  • Be the external face of HIC within the UK-wide Alleviate consortia, comprising of internal and external stakeholders, and actively engage with them to promote and develop the four new capabilities that comprise HICs core deliverables for this programme. 
  • Cultivate future funding opportunities and collaborations. 
  • Working with the Hub Director, APDP and the HDR UK team, maintain a focus on the benefits to people’s health by involving patients and the public across all activities
  • Coordinate reporting to the APDP, funders, HDR UK and other key bodies
  • Draft papers, reports and other documents as required

We offer an excellent work–life balance and working environment, we enjoy 39 days annual leave per year and are supported by a range of Work-Life Balance policies, staff support networks, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall as well as a full range of disability services which all create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work. It is the diversity of our staff and students that make the University of Dundee an enjoyable place to work.

The post holder can be located anywhere within the UK working remotely but must be willing to travel for face-to-face meetings on the Dundee campus at least once every quarter. There is also the possibility of part-time working. 

For further information about this position please contact Professor Emily Jefferson (

Closing date: 29 August 2022. 

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Deputy Director of UK Research Data Hub
University of Dundee Dundee, United Kingdom
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