Role Description:

Optimum Patient Care is offering a remote based role with flexible working hours to support the re-formatting of medical free text data into our research database (OPCRD). 

This position would suit students completing a science-based course who can work autonomously, at pace, with high attention to detail.

The role is offered on a part time, ongoing basis and/or full time over the summer break.

Full training will be provided along with a laptop for working on our remote network. The position would suit those with a science related background in research, bio-informatics, biomedical sciences, psychology or medicine.

Future opportunities are available to progress a research related career with our innovative organisation. 

About the role:

Health data research frequently relies on patient data stored in electronic health records (EHRs). This data may be structured such that clinical observations, diagnosis or treatments etc are defined by specific codes e.g., code 71620000; fracture of femur.

This information can readily be anonymised, processed, and stored to be used for research or quality improvement purposes. In contrast, unstructured medical data or ‘free text’ refers to clinical information written in words e.g. ‘Miss. B woke up with abdominal pain’.

Mobilising this unstructured data into EHR is important to avoid loss of valuable patient information.

About Optimum Patient Care:

We are 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, including the International Severe Asthma Registry (, the world’s largest database for severe asthma patients, comprising data from over 21 countries;) the Optimum Patient Care Research Database (; and Optimum Patient Care Research Database Australia (

The Optimum Patient Care Research Database is a real-world, longitudinal research database, to provide anonymised data for research purposes. It currently holds de-identified data for over 14 million patients and is a high-quality data source used regularly in clinical, epidemiological, and pharmaceutical research.

Our UK offices are near Aylsham, Norfolk and Oakington, Cambridgeshire.Find out more about our innovative organisation on our website:

To Apply:

Send your CV and covering letter to or contact us via email to arrange an informal call to learn more about this position.

Employment Terms:

3-6 month fixed term contract.