Clinical Genomics Analyst (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

The Department of Paediatrics are seeking a talented Clinical Genomics Analyst.

The successful candidate will be part of a team translating findings from genomics research into actionable findings for children with rare diseases. The University of Cambridge, National Health Service (NHS) Cambridge Genomics Laboratory and Illumina, UK, will collaborate to optimize end-to-end analysis of clinical whole genome sequencing (WGS) data to provide a diagnosis and support research into rare disease genomics.

This role will support the clinical implementation of translational research and involve genomic analysis, rare disease variant interpretation and clinical project management. The post holder will interact with academics, bioinformaticians, NHS Clinical Scientists, Genetic Counselors and Consultants and industry scientists.

The successful applicant will be a research scientist interested in clinical translation, and keen to combine their domain-specific research skills with the transferable skills such as project management, writing clear documentation/protocols, teaching and mentoring. They should hold a PhD and show a strong track record and experience in the field of rare molecular disease genetics, professionalism in the handling of sensitive patient related data, abilities to problem solve and work independently and in a multidisciplinary team.

The role will be housed in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge and will work closely with the team in the NHS Cambridge Genomics Laboratory.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2025 in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a 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.

The closing date for applications is: 26th November 2023

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RP39373 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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