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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/07/2021.

Translational Bioinformatics Lead

Job Reference: 349-SMH-3289055

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Bioinformatics Genomics
Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Band 8a Senior Bioinformatician - Translational Lead, to join the North West Genomic Laboratory Hub (NW GLH) at Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) and be part of one of the largest Acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

This is a permanent position based at, and working closely with, the NW NHS Genomics Laboratory Hub (NW GLH) [Manchester site at St Mary’s Hospital]. The NW GLH is one of 7 GLHs recently created as part of a national re-organisation to provide a national genomic medicine service. It is a highly regarded, UKAS accredited, NHS clinical service provider of Genomics to a population of 7.2 million people in the North West of England as well as a wide range of national and international specialist referrals. The NW GLH is currently undergoing a significant transformational change program and is in the process of implementing a Whole Genome Sequencing service as well as multiple ancillary projects to support the national genomics service re-organisation.

This is a challenging time to work in genomics healthcare and we are on an exciting mission to provide world-class healthcare for the North West and for some of our services, nationally and internationally.

You will be required to show that you are a dynamic and highly motivated bioinformatician with a proven, high level of scientific and technical skill and expertise. You will have proven research and development experience. You will be responsible for managing a small team of bioinformaticians to develop and deliver a portfolio of translational bioinformatics projects in collaboration with both our laboratory development and clinical bioinformatics teams. State registration as a Clinical Bioinformatician is desirable, otherwise you should have sufficient experience to gain registration by equivalence within 2 years of employment. The role will be based at our Manchester laboratory site but this is a GLH position, with some travel to the Liverpool laboratory site expected. If you are interested by the prospect of working in a dynamic, supportive and exciting environment where you will be making a difference to patient care we would love to hear from you.

Interviews will be held during the last week of August.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Janet Taylor

Email address

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJanet TaylorJob titleGLH Bioinformatics LeadEmail addressJanet.Taylor2@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number07703103373

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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