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Cancer Clinical Informatics Lead (Fixed Term)

The CRUK Cambridge Cancer Centre is looking for an experienced Cancer Clinical Informatics Lead to develop a team to design and build infrastructure and supply data to meet the varied needs of our many researchers. Our data includes clinical records, genomics, imaging, research assays and continually evolves as our research grows. Working with senior clinicians and laboratory scientists, our NHS partners and industry collaborators, the successful candidate will develop a strategically important data infrastructure that allows our researchers to harness this wealth of electronic data for ultimate patient benefit.

The successful candidate will work with senior researchers to understand their data needs and to design infrastructure and solutions that meet those needs, with due regard to information governance and data security. The role will require extensive work with our collaborators in the NHS to enable delivery of clinical data at scale, including from Electronic Medical Records, imaging systems and laboratory information management systems, and will play an essential role in supporting our industrial collaborations to build clinical decision support systems.

The role holder will also liaise closely with other teams on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to ensure that common standards and processes are adopted, and that knowledge is shared effectively.

Applicants should have at least a degree in a numerate subject (or equivalent experience) with a proven ability to develop scientific compute infrastructure that meets end user requirements. Understanding of information governance is essential. Training in electronic medical record platforms will be available to the successful candidate as necessary.

In addition, the candidate must be able to demonstrate a good blend of technical, influencing and interpersonal skills. The post holder must be able to communicate effectively with team members, research and clinical staff as well as external collaborators. The chosen candidate will be expected to have good time management skills and take accountability for the delivery of projects.

This role will report to the Director of Scientific Development & Global Collaborations. Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Sarah Burge ( in the first instance.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date: 5th December 2022

Date of interview: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RD34212 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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