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Senior Genomics Technician

Job Reference: 196-BRC1477

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Guy's Hospital, London
£37,638 - £44,780 p.a inclusive of HCA

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Senior Genomics Technician Band 6

The Genomics Research Platform uses cutting edge technologies to enable fast tracking of research into clinics. We are seeking to appoint a Senior Genomics Technician to support our services and R&D. The role calls for a detail oriented and highly motivated individual with excellent molecular skills, familiar with Genomics workflows and platforms.

The post requires experience in a Genomics service provision lab, demonstrable experience in manual or automated library preparation for next generation sequencing and experience in using equipment required for such workflows. The post holder will also be comfortable with receiving training under close supervision and capable of following SOPs in a word or worksheet format with attention to detail. Training will be provided on Genomics lab workflows, liquid handling systems and sequencers in use in the Genomics Research Platform.

After training, you will be expected to process service projects independently by following SOPs for automated library preparations, sequencer operation. The post holder will be required to conduct R&D, develop new protocols and provide training to new clients on equipment use when required. You will have good comprehension of service operations and must be able to deliver on a wide range of projects to pre-agreed timelines.

This post involves service as well as R&D library preparations and will involve sequencing optimization on new sequencers or workflow optimization on new platforms. Focus and attention to detail is expected in all aspects along with an ability to manage & prioritize a diverse workload.

Knowledge of data analysis on Genome studio, Partek and other programs for QC of sequenced data is desirable. Working within a multidisciplinary environment with staff at many levels, you will need good organizational and interpersonal skills.

Successful candidates will have an interest in training, learning, developing and optimizing molecular workflows for the latest technologies. The ability to work proactively without direct supervision is essential.

For informal enquiries please contact

Closing date: 25th October 2020 at Midnight

Interview date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

NamePawan DhamiJob titleHead of Genomics Research PlatformEmail addresspawan.dhami@gstt.nhs.ukTelephone number020711887997Additional contact informationFor informal enquiries please contact



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