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Bioinformatics Specialist

Job Reference: 918-IX6529

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
H&I - management
£38,890 to £44,503

Location: Colindale (preferable) however on agreement may be located at any of our main centres in the UK

Salary: AfC Band 7

The Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (H&I) function supports haematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplant programmes for hospitals throughout England. It also provides transfusion, platelet and granulocyte immunology investigations and donor services for the British Bone Marrow Registry, NHS Cord Blood Bank and platelet supply chain.

The H&I management team support six national H&I laboratories in the delivery of H&I services to the NHS and the wider healthcare community.

We’re looking for a Bioinformatics Specialist. You will have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and precision and be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team in an environment of changing pressures and practices.

Your role will be to

  • Contribute to the carrying out of requirements analysis and other related activities for developing H&I IT systems including Hematos (NHSBT Laboratory Information Management System)
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the configuration requirements library for Hematos
  • Work with the H&I Management Team to prepare data from legacy systems for migration to new systems
  • Contribute to the acceptance testing of new IT systems and new functionality in existing IT system for H&I
  • Help to carry out training in the use of Hematos for H&I users
  • To help carry out information mining and statistical analyses on data resulting from H&I service delivery and as a result of these analyses, help to develop performance indicators to improve the services provided

You will benefit from an excellent pension, a generous holiday allowance, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, lively and friendly working environment, using modern equipment and practices, where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education. We will provide you with an extensive induction and training programme and ongoing development to support you in your role and achieving your career ambitions. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees. You will be well motivated, and you could help us saving lives.

This advert will close at 23:59 on Sunday 31st January 2021.

If you are invited to a selection day, we anticipate online interviews will be taking place week commencing 22nd February 2021.Subject to confirmation.

For an informal discussion in relation to this position, please contact Nuru Mwandoro on

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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