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Genomic Laboratory Hub Lead Scientist - Cancer Genomics

Job Reference: 180-B-190971-RE1

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Division B - Genomics
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
£61,777 - £72,597 p.a pro rata

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 East Midlands and East of England NHS Genomic Laboratory Hub (EMEE GLH) is one of seven Genomic Hubs recently established to provide the new National Genomic Medicine Service for NHS England. Led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and working with Nottingham University Hospital and University Hospital Leicester, the EMEE GLH will offer a high quality service to deliver the tests listed in the National Genomic Test Directory, for a population of 10million. This includes diagnostic tests for inherited disorders and for cancer, disease monitoring and predictive tests, and in future will include pharmacogenomic testing. The EMEE GLH is currently in a mobilisation phase, undergoing large scale change to consolidate several services on a single site which will facilitate large scale, high throughput, high quality and efficient genomic analyses.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and conscientious individual to join the EMEE GLH (based at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) as the GLH Lead Scientist in Cancer Genomics. This role offers the opportunity to shape and develop the bioinformatics capability and strategy of the EMEE GLH to help deliver a Genomics service at the 'cutting edge' of diagnostic capability and of the highest quality. The post holder will work collaboratively and in a partnership with Genomics England, NHSE and other national bodies/advisory groups in addition to the clinical and diagnostic services at all sites within the EMEE GLH.

The successful candidate will be an individual with proven experience and comprehensive up-to-date knowledge within Cancer Genomics. The candidate will have substantial experience of leading and managing at a senior level to deliver specialist diagnostic services within Cancer Genomics.

A key part of this role is to lead scientific developments within Cancer Genomics across the GLH and the successful candidate will have a substantial record of postdoctoral research and service development within Cancer Genomics. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude to change and a proven record of initiating/leading on change at a local or national level with resource and project management experience

The candidate must have a comprehensive working knowledge of wide range of diagnostic techniques and analytical methods within Cancer genomics including handling and interpretation of complex genomic data including and up to the level of WGS including the development, validation and introduction of new techniques in to clinical practice. The candidate must have excellent organisation, interpersonal and communication skills in addition to experience of supervision, training and line management of technical and scientific staff.

The closing date for this vacancy is 30th July 2019

Interviews are due to be held the week commencing 12th August 2019

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Steve Abbs (Director of the CUH Genetics Laboratory/Interim GLH Scientific Director) on 01223348848 or

Amanda Clarkson (EMEE GLH Project Lead) on 01223348708 or

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems and communication will be sent to you via TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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