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Bioinformatician - Medical Physics (XR07)

Job Reference: 298-ONC-870

Leeds Cancer Centre
St James University Hospital
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Bioinformatician (Scientific Data Analyst / Software Developer) - Medical Physics

Applications are invited for the post of Bioinformatician - 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 clinical research and service improvement working with the latest healthcare technology.


Specific duties include:-

  • Development and implementation of novel clinical computer software devices, applications and models within the relevant quality and legislative frameworks.

  • Application of data science methods for the orchestration and analysis of clinical datasets, medical images and the results of computer simulations.

  • Evaluation, configuration and commissioning of computerised healthcare technology.

  • Working with academics, other scientists and clinicians, participating in multi-disciplinary research activity.

  • Training others in the field of bioinformatics


The successful applicant will take a leading bioinformatics role within medical physics and clinical engineering working on 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 of practice in a clinical or medical setting. Ideally they will be registered as a healthcare scientist, a clinical technologist, or a healthcare science practitioner. Lesser experienced or unregistered applicants may be appointed where a development plan will be established that will lead registration but they may be appointed at a lower grade.


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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