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We’re hiring!

Who are we?

We are the Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science, at the University of Oxford, led by Professor Ben Goldacre. We built OpenSAFELY, a revolutionary open source platform for secure clinical research; and OpenPrescribing, a prescribing data analytics platform with 20k unique users per month.

Our mission

Driving better use of data to improve the lives of citizens.

Our values

  • True multidisciplinary working, combining best practice from software development, academia, clinical work and information governance.
  • Openness on code and methods, as a means to drive efficiency and quality.
  • Transparency on use of data, to earn trust and prove delivery.
  • Championing privacy through deeds rather than words.
  • Open sharing of insights about ways of working, not just our outputs.
  • We aim to be fearless without being reckless when addressing systemic problems.

Why should you join us?

  • You will be joining a mixed team of researchers, software developers, clinical informaticians and more, with a strong track record of delivering useful tools (e.g. OpenSAFELY, OpenPrescribing and TrialsTracker).
  • We will provide opportunities to be involved with, and lead on, a wide range of different projects and initiatives, for instance: promoting our work through blog posts, learning to code in a new language, speaking at conferences, contributing to funding proposals.
  • We support flexible working, and are happy to discuss the needs of individual candidates.
  • Our team is a friendly, supportive, and sociable work community.

We are actively seeking to increase our team’s diversity, and so we welcome applications from those in under-represented groups.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are excited to work in a truly interdisciplinary way.

Patient and Public Involvement Engagement (PPIE) Lead

We seek an experienced PPIE practitioner, able to work across competing priorities and provide strategic advice to senior leaders on appropriate engagement activities, to inform decision making. You will have strong people skills, and be able to work effectively with patients and the public, colleagues, and stakeholders. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring that patients and the public are fully engaged in our work with the NHS England OpenSAFELY service. There will be opportunities to develop and implement innovative approaches and engagement will be through both our established Digital Critical Friends group and wider PPIE activities coordinated by NHS England.

Epidemiologist / Health Data Scientist

We seek individuals with health data science, epidemiology, clinical informatics, or statistical skills who have coding abilities to join our team working on OpenSAFELY. You will deliver research outputs across a wide range of academic and operational research questions in medicine, and contribute to our open science community-building work, our codebase, our open teaching resources or our policy work. You will be a key member of the team delivering our OpenSAFELY co-piloting and output checking services providing ample opportunities to develop collaborations with other groups.

How to apply

In your application, please tell us how you meet the vacancy criteria.

Any questions?

Get in touch!

For the PPIE Lead role, contact Pete Stokes (

For the Epidemiologist / Health Data Scientist role contact Brian Mackenna (

You can see all our current open roles on our vacancies page.