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Clinical Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics Manager (Fixed Term)

The NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (NIHRBR) requires a Clinical Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics Manager to be accountable for overall informatics delivery for the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research. The role of the post holder is to lead the design, implementation and management of the informatics and data vision for the capturing, archiving and analysis of the phenotypic data which have or will be gathered about NBR participants. The appointee will lead and have the responsibility for the conception and management of an effective IT structure to support the primary functions of the NBR and will be accountable to the Director of the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research.

Candidates must have an honours degree in computer science or similar numerate discipline or equivalent extensive experience in working with omics data at the national and/or international level. They must have the ability to think strategically and provide concise analyses of complex issues. They must have extensive project conception, planning and implementation experience with excellent IT skills and knowledge. Candidates should have experience with understanding ethical and regulatory issues related to clinical research and data protection. A broad understanding of IT/Informatics is required as well as experience of running an IT operation service. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required along with the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical personnel at all levels. Candidates require excellent negotiating skills and an ability to build strong networks with key collaborators. Experience working at a senior level in a higher education environment is desirable as well as proven affinity and aptitude working with academic and research based staff and teams.

The funding for this post is available until 31st March 2022.

Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Willem Ouwehand at

The closing date for applications is 12 July 2017.

Please quote reference RB12459 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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