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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/10/2020.

Specialist Bioinformatics Technologist (XR06)

Job Reference: 298-ONC-814

Leeds Cancer Centre
298 Physiological Sciences - LTH
The Leeds General Infirmary
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Closing Date: Sunday 9th November 2020 (Please leave open until this date on NHS jobs)

Interview Date: Tuesday 24th November 2020

Contact Information: Bob Wheller, 0113 2068221,


Specialist Bioinformatics Technologist - Medical Physics

Applications are invited for the post of Specialist Bioinformatics Technologist - Medical Physics to join the newly established Medical Physics Scientific Computing Group at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. This job offers an exciting opportunity to use your software development and data analysis skills at the centre of service improvement working with the latest healthcare technology.


The job holder will work closely with the regional Operational Delivery Network (ODN) for Radiotherapy utilising bioinformatics methods to develop systems and processes that meet the data management requirements of the ODN. They will also take a bioinformatics role within medical physics and clinical engineering working on other projects that might relate to radiotherapy, radiation protection, CT and X-Ray based radiology, nuclear medicine, MRI, renal technology, rehabilitation engineering or the deployment and management of biomedical equipment.


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust cares for 2 million patients every year and is one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK serving an immediate population of 770,000 and providing regional specialist care for 5.4 million people. The Trust has strong academic links with regional universities and collaborates closely with commercial partners in the development, investigation and evaluation of medical equipment and clinical systems.

The successful applicant will have excellent software development and\or data science knowledge and skills backed up with relevant experience. It is expected that the jobholder will achieve registration as a clinical technologist or equivalent within an appropriate timescale, typically within 2 years of starting in post.


For informal discussion contact Bob Wheller on 0113 2068221 (

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

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and 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 and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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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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