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Job Reference: 028-HS028-0621

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
University Hospital of Wales/ CQ2, Cardiff
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

Welcome to Public Health Wales the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our purpose is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales.

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Public Health Wales Microbiology Cardiff is situated within the University Hospital of Wales and Llandough Hospital and is one of the largest Microbiology Laboratories in Wales, providing a wide range of diagnostic services to hospitals, clinics and general practitioners of South Glamorgan and throughout the Principality. The laboratory offers a comprehensive Bacteriology service, incorporates a specialist Virology centre, Molecular and Mycology units, the National Anaerobe Reference Unit, Specialist Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Unit the Wales Centre for Mycobacteria and the Pathogen Genomics Unit. The Clinical Laboratories are ISO accredited and approved by a number of bodies for training purposes.

As part of an all-Wales Microbiology network that provides support for Health Protection across Wales, Public Health Wales Microbiology Cardiff could be required at short notice to respond to public health emergencies, including outbreaks and other emergency situations.

The Bioinformatics team in the Pathogen Genomics Unit (PenGU) is the software development and analysis support arm of the Microbiology Division. It supports genomic diagnostics, bespoke software development, genomic surveillance of communicable disease and infections in Wales, and provides support for Health Protection Teams in outbreak investigation and control.

Due to an expansion we are seeking enthusiastic persons to join our team within PenGU. The roles will include the provision of bioinformatics support to the Pathogen Genomics Programme for Public Health Wales and directly contributing to the research activities of the Unit. The roles will assist in the development of the infectious disease genomics service and the provision of specialist bioinformatics advice.

The work of the Pathogen Genomics Unit is world-class and offers a varied, challenging and rewarding work environment. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of Microbiology in Wales and internationally. There are prospects for personal and career development with access to further education and training (through close links with Cardiff academic institutions).

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and self-motivated, graduates in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related discipline.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

Informal visits are actively encouraged and further information can be obtained by contacting, Dr. Sally Corden, Head of PenGU; e-mail

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Sally Corden

Tel: 02920745226

Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. Priority is given to staff awaiting redeployment. We therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care Worker visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting the UK Visas and Immigrations website (please see the Further Links section). If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

In general, anyone joining our Trust who has not previously worked in the NHS will, by default, start on the first point of the advertised pay band. Pay progression will then be determined by annual Performance and Development Reviews in accordance with the NHS Wales Pay Progression Policy. An application for Incremental Credit may be considered, but can only be awarded based on evidenced reckonable service and/or equivalent, relevant experience.

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