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Bioinformatician - Genetics

Band 7

Main area
Division B - Genetics
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrooke's Hospital-Division B
£33,222 - £43,041 p.a. pro rata
19/11/2018 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.

The Regional Clinical Genetics Laboratory in Cambridge has an exciting opportunity for a bioinformatician to join the Laboratory’s bioinformatics team, and contribute to the Laboratory’s expanding genetics work in the East Anglia region.

The post is ideal for a bioinformatician who has completed the STP training programme in Clinical Bioinformatics but also for a software developer who wants to apply their development skills to create solutions that improve and automate NHS patient services. The role will include providing bioinformatics support and training for staff, receiving genomic sequence data, automating the analysis, interpreting the data and help with writing diagnostic reports. Data will be generated by the Laboratory’s clinical exome sequencing service and other in-house next generation sequencing tests, and via the UK 100,000 Genomes Project.

The Laboratory is actively participating in the UK 100,000 Genomes Project and other projects utilising whole genome sequencing to diagnose cancers and rare diseases, and is transforming its processes to incorporate these new technologies.  A significant part of the workload will be to interpret and advise on results from whole genome sequencing. The Laboratory has access to several next generation sequencing instruments and makes significant use of this technology, with the aim of providing high quality diagnostic tests at an affordable price.

The postholder will work alongside experienced Scientists, Bioinformaticians, Technologists, Counsellors, Clinical Geneticists and academics in the Department of Medical Genetics and across the East of England Genomic Medicine Centre.

If you are interested in helping transform Genomic medicine in the NHS this could be an ideal job for you. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Laboratory Director to discuss this post.

The closing date for this post will be the 19th November 2018.

Interviews are due to be held on the 27th November 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.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Cheryl Hannigan, PA/Team Lead for Genetic Labs, on 01223 348 866 or

Pavlos Antoniou, Bioinformatician, on 01223 348 866