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Senior Project Team Leader – Comparative Genomics

Job Reference: 919-RC-28393430-INT

Employer:
Public Health England
Department:
Research - Diagnostic & Genomic Technologies
Location:
Porton, Salisbury
Salary:
£47,048 - £58,476 per ann

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health.

Please note that if the pay scheme is listed as 'Other', the post advertised will be subject to Public Health England Civil Service Terms and Conditions of employment unless otherwise stated.

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This is a Non Reserved post under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is therefore open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals and certain non EEA members. For more information please refer to the supporting documents detailing the Civil Service Nationality Rules.

For posts on Public Health England Civil Service terms and conditions, on appointment the salary is normally the minimum point (see salary range above). This will be dependent on the successful candidate’s current salary and terms and/or equivalent experience. The Civil Service pay structure and progression is different from NHS Agenda for Change, most local authority pay grades and other systems which have annual pay increments. Salary increases are awarded based on performance assessed through the annual appraisal cycle. Please see attached an information sheet explaining starting salaries and benefits when joining PHE.

PHE is bringing together its national scientific laboratories and headquarters to create one of the world’s leading centres for public health science in Harlow, Essex, in the heart of the London and Cambridge life sciences corridor. Between 2021 and 2024 all posts based at the Porton, Colindale, Skipton and Wellington House sites (except positions in Centres & Regions) will move to PHE Harlow as part of this major development. For more information please search ‘PHE Harlow collection’.


The Comparative Genomics team in NIS labs focuses on use of genetic methods to identify and characterise high consequence infectious pathogens in clinical samples (and isolates derived from them) for epidemiology, research studies and their subsequent as reagents. They work closely with the Rare and Imported Pathogens laboratory , Virology and Pathogenesis, High Containment Microbiology and other research groups.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant subject with significant post-doctoral experience in applications of sequencing methods to identify, analyse and characterise microbial pathogens. A proven track record in this field will include both wet and in silico aspects sequencing of rare infections requiring handling of samples at ACDP CL3/4 and the associated bioinformatics of highly variable and sometime complex genomes in clinical or environmental matrices. Recent publications and success in research funding applications will be required along with evidence of student supervision and team leadership.

Option 1 (allowing promotion) - Internal (PHE, DH and MHRA)

This vacancy is open to staff allowing opportunities for internal promotion within PHE and is only applicable to staff who were appointed to the Civil Service on merit following a fair and open competition; or were appointed to a permanent Civil Service post through an exception in the Civil Service Commissioners’ rules.



For further details / informal visits contact:

for further details contact Richard Vipond - richard.vipond@phe.gov.uk




As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how the PHE Charter is an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver a service.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (attached as a supporting document). PHE is a disability confident employer and is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome applications from people with a disability or long term health condition.

Employees who feel they have been unfairly treated during a recruitment process can use the civil service commission’s grievance procedure. External candidates should complain to the hiring manager handling their campaign. In addition both internal and external candidates have the right to complain to the Civil Service Commissioners.

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Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

For more information please go to the PHE website.



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