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Senior Project Manager (Band 8a)

Job Reference: 317-2019-19-088

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Geneq Hosted Service
317 07 Northern Genetics Service
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

In response to NHS England’s recent Strategy on the future of Genomics services in England, Newcastle Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Children’s Trust, and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have formed the Genomics Laboratory Hub (GLH); an exciting collaboration to provide services for Genomics across the North East, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humber. The combined size of our geography makes this the largest collaboration in the country with the Trusts offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

We are looking for leading-edge individuals for the following post:

LIMS Senior Project Manager – Band 8A (Newcastle)

If you have a strong understanding of the informatics transformation agenda and have an interest in Genomics, come and join us to help deliver the informatics strategy for the GLH.

The postholder will provide project support and leadership to the informatics agenda for the GLH;

    • ensuring the development, deployment and implementation of joint informatics solutions
    • supporting the consolidation of services to deliver significant efficiencies
    • ensuring we are operating within a national testing network and that our solutions interface with the National Genomics Information System (NGIS)
    • delivering technical, operational and analytical platforms
    • developing leading edge bioinformatics, annotation and validation
    • ensuring informatics supports delivery of the quality agendas and promotes research and innovation
    • ensuring we deliver to the timescales required

The successful candidate will have a:

    • proven experience in working in informatics, including establishing and implementing complex informatics solutions across significant geographies
    • project and programme management skills
    • demonstrable understanding of:
        • Genomic data and systems;
        • Relationships between clinical and research activities in relation to genomics

This post provides the opportunity to join a collaboration at the forefront of transforming and shaping genomics services for the future. If you would like to join us on our exciting journey, then we would welcome your interest and application. For a confidential discussion please call John Fraser, Data and Informatics Director on 07935 208316







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All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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