Clinical Research Interface Coordinator

  • 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, UK
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Assurance & IT Services and Support
  • 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

Genomics England is developing and scaling up processes at the clinical-research interface – connecting healthcare and research. With a large and expanding genomic dataset we are passionate about harnessing the maximal benefit for our participants and the patients of the NHS. The airlock function for the Genomics England research environments ensures that participant data is used in a safe, secure and highly productive manner to support research.

You will support the airlock function and work at the clinical research interface to connect clinicians and researchers and return potential diagnoses to the NHS. The implications of this work are vast, including advancing genomic research and helping connect patients with clinical trials, through to enabling individual impact upon clinical care.

Within this role you will be responsible for:

  • Taking ownership of the day-to-day workflow of the:
    • Diagnostic discovery pathway, for returning researcher-identified potential diagnoses to the NHS.
    • Clinical collaboration pathway, to facilitate and promote collaborations between researchers and clinicians.
  • Working with members of the clinical team, bioinformatics team, system developers and external professionals to provide optimal end-to-end support for these workflows.
  • Working with other members of the Research Environment services to deliver the airlock and data review function.
  • Working with the DPO, SIRO and others to evolve the Genomics England airlock policies and processes.
  • Assisting in iterating and developing pathways at the clinical-research interface following feedback internally and from external stakeholders.
  • Following-up on reported variants and collaborations, to confirm the outcomes and support audit and feedback for researchers.
  • Providing support to research environment squads.

Ideally you will have the following skills:

  • High integrity, with a rigorous attention to detail and precision.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with an ability to manage workloads, perform self-directed working, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work proactively across teams and build effective working relationships.
  • High computer literacy.
  • Ability to identify issues and think creatively to solve problems
  • Enthusiasm for research and improving health outcomes


  • Science or healthcare-related qualification or experience.
  • Understanding of health data and / or experience of working in data management.
  • Understanding and experience of information governance and data protection.
  • Prior knowledge of or experience in life sciences research, particularly genomics or bioinformatics.


BSc or MSc in Bioinformatics would be advantageous but not essential.

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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