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Global Database Manager

Optimum Patient Care Global (OPC) is looking for a highly motivated and proficient Global Database Manger to join our global team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play your part in improving the health outcomes of patients by supporting the provision of large-scale clinical services and important research proven to impact clinical management and patient care.

The role offers the opportunity to lead on the management of the company's global databases for use by academic and commercial clients. You will manage and oversee the infrastructure of the databases, manage project requests through the necessary approval processes, extract the required datasets from the systems, and ensure all data is de-identified prior to use for research purposes.

You will work alongside the Operations, IT, Technical, Data and Research teams based in the UK, Singapore and Brisbane.

This is a full time opportunity, based at our offices in Oakington, Cambridge.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work across the global database teams to ensure infrastructure and systems are in place to deliver high quality data into the business.
  • Drive process improvements, taking data feeds from multiple sources, and managing the ETL process into the data warehouses.
  • Ensure that all data contained is accurate, up-to-date, and complete.
  • Responsible for the design and creation of reporting tools to support the team’s needs and decision making.
  • Ensure the clients and research teams are provided with the data in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and analyse database performance and utilisation to identify and resolve any potential performance issues, capacity planning, and efficiency improvements.
  • Keep up-to-date with current techniques and develop a technical strategy for the company.
  • Provide metrics to the executives about the database and database team’s performance and contract KPIs with third party providers.
  • Support team members on data issues and problem resolution.
  • Provide line management to a small team of database administrators.
  • Work alongside the Global and Country Data Analytics Managers to identify and implement new solutions against business requirements and provide query support/ best practice knowledge.

Position Requirements:

  • Educated to a higher degree level (PhD or Masters) or have equivalent relevant experience.
  • Exceptional technical ability using SQL Server and multiple Relational Database Management Systems as well as a deep understanding of data warehouse models (both Inmon and Kimball).
  • At least 5 years of database administration experience with large datasets (100’s of millions of rows) and a demonstrable ability to efficiently organize and manipulate data
  • Able to work within a fast-paced environment with quickly changing priorities.
  • Analytical mind and excellent attention to detail.
  • Have the ability to translate project needs into effective database solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English and team working capability.
  • Desirable experience in using either SSIS, SSRS or SSAS.
  • Experience in MySQL, R, NHS UK Read Codes (v2 and v3), Snomed CT, WHO medical coding and MedDRA drug dictionaries and a background in clinical research would be an advantage.

Company Description:

Optimum Patient Care Global (OPC) is a growing global company, predominantly operating in the United Kingdom and Australia while starting to expand its reach in the United States. With over 15 years of experience, our mission is to support best practice for chronic disease management and make a difference to patients using real-life research.

OPC holds several large electronic medical record databases which include:

  • the Optimum Patient Care Research Database OPCRD isa real-world, longitudinal research database which provides anonymised data for research purposes. It currently holds de-identified data for over 12 million patients and is a high-quality data source used regularly in clinical, epidemiological, and pharmaceutical research.
  • the International Severe Asthma Registry (www.isaregistries.org), the world’s largest database for severe asthma patients, comprising data from over 21 countries,
  • Optimum Patient Care Research Database Australia (www.optimumpatientcare.org.au/opcrda) which holds the de-identified data of over half a million patients. 


Contract and Salary

This is a full-time position.

Starting salary is in the region of £40,000 to £50,000

Immediate start is available


Contact Us

Please send your CV with a covering letter summarising your suitability for the role. We look forward to hearing from you.