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Bioinformatics Specialist

Job Reference: 918-HX7582

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

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

  • Conduct business intelligence analyses; develop performance indicators to improve the services provided, by data mining and statistically analysing H&I service delivery data
  • Contribute to conducting requirements analysis and other related activities for developing new and existing H&I IT systems including Hematos (NHSBT Laboratory Information Management System [LIMS])
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the configuration requirements library for our LIMS
  • 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 systems for H&I
  • Help to train users in the application of our LIMS

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 our equipment and practices, where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education. We will provide you with an 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 post is eligible for London outer higher cost supplement of 15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,784 and a maximum payment of £4,822.

Your normal working hours are 37.5 hours per week. Your normal working days will be Monday to Friday, working 7.5 hours each day.

This advert will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 4th August 2021.

If you are invited to an interview, we anticipate online interviews will be taking place week commencing 23/08/2021 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 are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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