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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/04/2020.

Genomics Information Technology Specialist (XN07)

Job Reference: 298-PATH-507

298 Genetics Laboratory - SJH
St James University Hospital
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Advert - Band 7 Genomics IT Specialist

Permanent Position

IT Specialist - Genomics

Band 7, 37.5hours per week, full time


In response to NHS England’s recent Strategy and Service Specification for the future of Genomics services in England, Newcastle Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Children’s Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have formed the Yorkshire and North East Genomics Laboratory Hub; an exciting collaboration to provide services for Genomics across Yorkshire and Humber and the North. 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.

The IT for Genomics is a mission critical complex IT system not only allowing the Genomics service to function on a day-to-day basis providing patient care, but also providing the necessary information for all aspects of management of the service, from sample processing and management through to billing and the maintenance of the financial performance.

We are looking to recruit a permanent Band 7 IT Specialist to work at Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub (Y&NE GLH) Central Laboratory based at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds:


The role responsibilities include: 

•        Under the overall supervision of the Lab Manager, provide a key role in the delivery, implementation and ongoing development of IT which impacts and underpins departmental functions across LTHT Genomic services.

•        Day-to-day development of simple systems including testing and validation, and configuration of more complex systems, along with day-to-day support and ongoing maintenance of electronic solutions and database systems.

•        Liaise with appropriate non-IT personnel at various levels within the department to advise regarding specialist or complex IT issues and deliver solutions, according to validation protocols and procedures in place in the laboratory.

•        Liaise with Trust IT Services to ensure that the IT systems within the department (LIMS, LINUX, hardware/software interfaces) operate as efficiently as possible within the context of the Trust and NHS IT infrastructure.

This post provides the opportunity to join a collaboration at the forefront of transforming and shaping genomics services for the future. If you like what you have read and would like to join us on our exciting journey, then we welcome your interest and application.

Closing Date: 2nd April 2020

Interview Date: week commencing 13th April 2020

For further enquiries or a confidential discussion please call Sarah Dempsey on 07770 385620 or via e-mail at 

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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