Head of Translational BioInformatics

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust

We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatician with significant academic and/or industry experience to lead our growing team of translational bioinformaticians. As head of the Biomedical Research Centre’s translational bioinformatics team you will be responsible for providing high calibre bioinformatics service to research teams across the BRC’s 9 research themes. You will lead and manage a team bioinformaticians ensuring the timeliness, scientific quality and integrity of their work. You and your team will collaborate closely with leading multidisciplinary teams to analyse data in order to derive new ground-breaking discoveries in human health. You will be responsible for the delivery of the team's objectives, staff management and development and provide hands on support as the senior data scientist. You will lead in developing and executing the operational strategy, objectives and metrics and delivery plans for supporting users, and continuous improvement. You will also work through Bioinformatics forums across our key partner organisations to help bring together Bioinformaticians and data scientists across the organisations to stimulate best practice, provide appropriate bioinformatics training and ensure efficient and effective deployment of Bioinformatics expertise across the organisations. 

To deliver success in this post you will need:

  • A background in a strongly quantitative discipline, with extensive experience of multidimensional data analysis including genomics analysis using large NGS datasets alongside clinical data
  • Proven team leadership expertise, with a focus on developing self-driven individuals
  • An enterprise mindset with proven ability to make decisions, set priorities and optimise resource sharing
  • Excellent communication skills, excellent facilitation, influencing and presentation skills with a proven ability to communicate with key customers and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong customer-service orientation and proven experience in partnership working with customers and a proven ability to collaborate in a highly matrixed environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competence in relevant programming languages and applications (e.g. R, Python, C+ .. .) and experience of using a suite of bioinformatics tools to problem solve and answer research questions.
  • Proven understanding of clinical and phenotypic data management and the sensitivities surrounding patient cohort data.

Closing date: 1st January 2018 at midnight.
Interview date: Friday 12th Jan 2018

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