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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/04/2021.


Job Reference: 282-SA11359

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genomics
The Royal Marden, Sutton
£43,712 - £49,325 inc per annum

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 3,900 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Bioinformatician, Clinical Genomics (Molecular Diagnostics)

Applications are invited for the position of Bioinformatician (Band 7) in the NIHR Centre for Molecular Pathology, a pioneering centre aiming to delivering state-of-the-art cancer diagnostics and translational research. With the increasing demand in genetics and genomics data, the Centre analyses genomic information to provide personalised molecular medicine and support molecular biomarker discovery and validation in all cancer types.

This position is for a skilled, motivated and experienced bioinformatician to provide expert bioinformatics knowledge to develop next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis tools for the early detection and diagnosis of patients cancer. The post holder will lead on the development of novel tools for the analysis of cell-free (cfDNA) DNA methylation data to develop liquid biopsies for the early detection and diagnosis of cancer, monitoring of response to therapy and detection of Minimal Residual Disease (MRD). They will also contribute to the design, integration and implementation of epigenetic data analysis pipelines for a range of other applications and indication including; whole genome bisulphite sequencing, RRBS, Nanopore and array data.

In addition, the post holder will be responsible for storage and backup of NGS data, user support, delivering staff training, writing standard operating procedures and other documents as well as ensuring that the department complies with legal and professional requirements in regards to storage and transmission of patient’s genetic and sensitive data.

The post holder will work as part of a team providing computational and informatics support for the bioinformatics activities in the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory both for diagnostic and Clinical Research applications as part of the NIHR Royal Marsden Biomedical Research Centre.

For an informal discussion and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Dr Andrew Feber.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAndrew FeberJob titleDeputy Director of Clinical Genomics (Research)Email

Flu Vaccination – What We Expect of our Staff

The Trust is committed to developing and delivering excellent customer focused service by treating patients, their families, friends, carers and staff with professionalism respect and dignity.

At The Royal Marsden we have an immune compromised patient population who we must protect as much as we can against the flu virus. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to a common cold, through to very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the upmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of The Royal Marsden that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been short-listed for interview on this particular occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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