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Job Reference: 271-MTT-2243579

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Microbiology, Virology and Infection Prevention & Control
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£44,347 - £50,549 per ann

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust

Bioinformatician, Department of Microbiology, Virology and Infection Prevention & Control


Band 7

We are seeking an enthusiastic post-doctoral Bioinformatian to fill a full-time, fixed term post with a duration of 30 months, with a possibility of further funding.

The successful candidate will provide Bioinformatics support to two research projects the in department, one focusing on antimicrobial resistance and the other on metagenomic sequencing for diagnosing sepsis and meningtitis. They will lead the sequence data analysis work within these research studies and support the translation of pipelines into the clinical service. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience using a wide range of Bioinformtics tools and programming languages, including R. They should have an excellent understanding of molecular microbiology techniques, in particular Next Generation Sequencing. Previous experience of performing these laboratory techniques would be an advantage, but not essential

This vibrant, progressive, well equipped and UKAS accredited laboratory provides an extensive range of molecular investigations, including Next Generation Sequencing, to support the specialist patient population at GOSH. The post holder will contribute to the development of the diagnostic service, and there is an opportunity to persue a career within healthcare science in the NHS.

For further details / informal visits contact: the Principal Clinical Scientist on 020 7405 9200 x 0437.

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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