Chief Operating Officer DATA-CAN
27 July 2021
DATA-CAN – The Health Data Research Hub for Cancer is a national partnership that aims to transform how cancer data from across the UK can be used to improve patient care. DATA-CAN will work with patients across the country to bring their clinical data together and use this data to help develop improved cancer treatments, give patients faster access to clinical trials, and understand how we can improve NHS cancer services. It will be supported by patients, charities, clinicians, academic and industry-based researchers and innovators, and will involve cancer hospitals across the UK.
Funded by the Government, DATA-CAN will undertake work to create a UK-wide system for the safe and responsible use of cancer data on a large scale. It will establish data services that return fair value to patients and NHS, with the aim of eventually becoming a self-sustaining national organisation.
UCLPartners hosts DATA-CAN on behalf of its founding partners; Queen’s University Belfast, IQVIA, University of Leeds, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Genomics England.
This role leads the operations aspects of the hub. The successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day operations of DATA-CAN, aligning and coordinating multiple activities. The successful candidate will work within an experienced leadership team and be afforded autonomy to lead and drive forward change. You will need to be a team player who is able to multitask effectively, motivate others and demonstrate a commitment to achieving high standards. You will work collaboratively with all staff involved in DATA-CAN on matters relevant to your duties and responsibilities, maintaining effective collaborative professional relationships and communication with all members of staff. You will also help with additional work as required.
The Chief Operating Officer will have close working relationships with all members of the working group including the Hub Director, Chief Data Officer, Scientific Director, Strategy Director, and DATA-CAN clinical leads.