Lead Bioinformatician - Genetics Laboratory

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Division B - Genetics Laboratory
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
£40,428 to £48,514 p.a. pro rata
02/07/2018 23:59
Interview date



Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Cambridge Regional Clinical Genomics Laboratory has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Bioinformatician to join and lead the clinical bioinformatics team within the Laboratory, as a result of the current postholder’s imminent departure.

The incoming postholder will play a major role in transforming the processes used in the laboratory to automate and streamline workflows using bioinformatic solutions. You will also continue to develop the clinical bioinformatics team, and train bioinformaticians, scientists and clinical colleagues within the department. The Laboratory provides a variety of tests requiring bioinformatics support, including performing over 2000 clinical exome sequencing tests per year for diagnosing rare inherited diseases. We are currently developing new next generation sequencing assays for somatic cancer diagnostics, and have several other new developments which require expert bioinformatic support to enable efficient data processing and interpretation.

The Lead Bioinformatician will work closely with several partners within the hospital, with other hospitals and laboratories across the region, with industry, and Genomics England, to provide high quality bioinformatics pipelines for all our clinical Genomic testing. This is an opportunity to become involved in the transformation of Genomic Medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital, and in the wider NHS.  If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact the Lab Director, Dr Steve Abbs, for an informal discussion, via email Stephen.abbs@addenbrookes.nhs.uk   or phone 01223 348848.

The closing date for this post will be the 2nd July 2018.

Interviews are due to be held on the 10th July 2018.

Pay award pending from 1st April 2018.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below – CUH Benefits


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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Steve Abbs, Lab Director, on 01223 348848 or Stephen.abbs@addenbrookes.nhs.uk