Bioinformatics Operations Manager

  • London, UK
  • Full-time
  • Department: Bio Ops and Implementation
  • Office: London

Company Description

Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain.  Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Due to growth, we have a newly created role available as a Bioinformatics Operations Manager. Our Logistics team facilitate the journey of genomic data through our Bioinformatics Pipelines and return analyses to clinical users in the NHS and research users. They enable patients to receive their genomic results to potentially diagnose and treat their rare diseases, cancers and more.

As a Bioinformatics Operations Manager at Genomics England, you'll be accountable for the optimal day to day running of the technical operations, in accordance with ISO 15189 standards, as well as looking after the activities of the Bioinformaticians who facilitate the process. You'll be responsible for overseeing case flow through the pipeline, ensuring functional issues are escalated and fixed appropriately. You'll also be constantly reviewing and seeking to improve operational performance and efficiency, meeting both current and future bioinformatics business requirements, preparing forecasts and promoting a quality culture.

Skills & Experience for Success

We anticipate that the ideal candidate will have experience in:

- Managing a function in a data-heavy environment, such as Healthcare or Bioinformatics, or a complex IT setting with a high volume of data throughput.
- The day-to-day management of a high performing team
- Reporting and presenting  and using Management Information solutions 
- Some quantitative data analysis in order to identify trends or bottlenecks

On a personal level, you'll be responsive, with a service mindset. You'll be able to understand competing demands, prioritise effectively and efficiently, be a true problem solver and a real team player.

If this sounds like the opportunity you're looking for, please apply with your most up-to-date CV!


Degree level educated or equivalent work experience

Additional Information

Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the long-term opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:

  • competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • generous pension scheme
  • individual learning budgets for every colleague
  • a raft of other benefits

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.

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