Clinical Informatician to the Clinical Trial Bioinformatics Group

The University of Manchester - The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Fixed term until 31 December 2020

About the role:

We are currently looking for a Clinical Informatician for the digital Experimental Cancer Medicine Team (dECMT) ( within the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers, CRUK MI.

The aim of this post is to support and drive new methods and approaches with the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) and the Clinical Trial unit of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (The Christie) by exploiting data collected during experimental cancer medicine clinical trials and by developing informatics methods and solutions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing computational, technological and scientific expertise to Clinical programmes.
  • Translating the scientific requirements of Clinical teams into computational solutions that have tangible impact.
  • Performing coding or analysis that directly benefits Clinical Trials.
  • Supporting information exploitation activities including integration, innovative technology solutions and analytics, essential for Clinical decision-making.
  • Engaging with patients and healthcare professionals to gather user requirements in context of the business and systems analysis needed in The Christie environment.
  • Contributing to the development of new capabilities, algorithms, tools and services that support Clinical teams.
  • Working closely with software developers (internal and external) in defining and translating functional specifications.
  • Testing of systems prior to go-live.
  • Providing scientific domain knowledge relevant to requirement definition, system design and platform exploitation.
  • Earning the trust and respect of teams across The Christie NHS Foundation, The University of Manchester and CRUK Manchester Institute.
  • Publications in high impact journals.

About you:

You will have a degree in biological science/medical or health related background including working with clinical data (or equivalent relevant experience). You should have significant experience of developing informatics methods in a clinical environment along with experience of working with stakeholders including patients, clinicians, research scientists and other relevant functions such as statistics and IT. Experience in analysing clinical data is essential, alongside managing expectations of stakeholders, reporting back progress and getting input as required.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Jason Swift via email:

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:

Closing date: 9 October 2017.

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